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 email@example.com 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
11:45 Guest Worker Programs in Germany, Elmar Honekopp, Institute for Labor Market Research
12:15 PM Guest Worker Programs in the US, Philip Martin, UCD
2:00 US Border Control Strategies: Evaluating Gatekeeper, Wayne Cornelius, UCSD
2:45 Comments by Kai Hailbronner, Elmar Honekopp, Philip Martin