Does Border Enforcement Matter? -- What Mexican Migrants Can Teach Us

What has the United States accomplished with its unprecedented build-up of immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border and in the interior of the country since 1993? How has this effort shaped the migration projects of Mexicans? From the standpoing of U.S. policymakers, what has "worked," what has not, and why? In explaining major changes in migration flow since 2007, which matters most: U.S. border enforcement or the Great Recession? In addressing these questions, Professor Cornelius will draw upon extensive fieldwork conducted in 2010 rural Jalisco, the San Francisco Bay area, and  Oklahoma City, as well as a new analysis of survey data from UCSD's Mexican Migration Field Research and Training Progarm covering 2007-2010.

Co-sponsored by Bill Lane Center for the American West, Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Chicana/o Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity at Stanford (InSPIRES), MEChA, Stanford Humanities Center and Stanford Immigrant Rights Project.

Thursday, September 30, 2010. 4:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.50 hour(s).
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center (Map)
General Public
Lecture / Reading
Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Free and open to the public