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August 1995, Volume 2, Number 8

August 31 Workshop on German-US Immigration

Immigration Issues in Germany and the US: Challenges and Options

Thursday August 31, 1995

Room 223 Moses Hall, UC-Berkeley

On August 31, 1995, the Center for German and European Studies Comparative Immigration and Integration Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop on current issues in German and US immigration policy. Among the issues to be discussed are the background for and effects of the July 1, 1993 changes to German asylum law and procedures, and the five programs through which Germany brings foreign workers and trainees into the country.

There will also be presentations on US asylum reforms that went into effect in January 1995, current US consideration of adopting new guest worker programs, and the effectiveness of stepped-up border controls in reducing the influx of unauthorized persons over the US-Mexican border.

The workshop will begin at 10 am in 223 Moses and end at 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please contact Susan Larson 510-643-0868 or to larson@uclink.berkeley.edu by August 25. There is no charge for participation.

The papers presented at the workshop will be edited and published by the CGES-CIIP, and a summary of the discussion will be included in the September 1995 issue of Migration News.

10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction--Richard Buxbaum, Philip Martin

10:15 Asylum Issues in Germany, Kai Hailbronner, University of Konstanz

10:45 Asylum Issues in the US, Bill Ong Hing

11:15 Discussion

11:30 Break

11:45 Guest Worker Programs in Germany, Elmar Honekopp, Institute for Labor Market Research

12:15 PM Guest Worker Programs in the US, Philip Martin, UCD

12:45 Discussion

1:00 Lunch

2:00 US Border Control Strategies: Evaluating Gatekeeper, Wayne Cornelius, UCSD

2:45 Comments by Kai Hailbronner, Elmar Honekopp, Philip Martin

3:15 Discussion

4:00 Adjourn