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[CIIP February 19, 1999]

UC Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, Feb 19, 1999

The next Comparative Immigration and Integration Program work shop will be held Friday February 19, 1999 at UCSD. UC faculty and students interested in comparative migration issues are invited to participate in the workshop; breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Travel costs for regular UC members of the CIIP will be reimbursed. You can buy air tickets and send receipts to Gia White at UCB: CGES, 207 Moses Hall #2316, Berkeley, CA 94720 after the meeting, or contact Paulette Ianello of Miller Gove Northbrae Travel at 510-655-9113 or 1-877-885-6463 to have a prepaid ticket issued to you. There are several van services that can take you from the airport to the hotel or UCSD: the Link, Supershuttle, or Cloud 9 charge $10 to $12. If you drive to the UCSD campus, you can park in the A lot next to the US-Mexican Studies Center/Institute of the Americas with an A parking sticker from another UC campus; you can also purchase a one-day parking permit at the reception desk of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (ground floor, Institute of the Americas Building).


For those staying over Thursday or Friday nights, rooms have been reserved at the Best Western Inn by the Sea near the beach in downtown La Jolla, 7830 Fay Ave and Prospect Ave, tel 800-526-4545 (CA) or 800-462-9732 (US) or 619-459-4461 or fax 619-456-2578; the cost is $75 per night plus 10 percent tax for a single or double room, with a complimentary continental breakfast. When making your reservation, note that we are the UCSD Comparative Imigration group. Please contact the hotel directly and make your reservations by January 18, 1999; you will NOT be reimbursed by CIIP for hotel expenses, only travel to and from UCSD.


We expect 30 to 40 participants in the meeting. We will have a table in the room on which you can put migration materials that you wish to make available to the group.


Presenters. Please email your paper to Martin NO LATER THAN February 1, 1999 at: martin@primal.ucdavis.edu Please attach your paper to the email message as a WORD document, so that it can be posted on the Migration News web site: //migration.ucdavis.edu for other participants to read before the conference!


If you plan to participate, please email Philip Martin: martin@primal.ucdavis.edu and send a copy of your response to Graciela Platero: gplatero@weber.ucsd.edu by February 12, 1999. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.


UC Comparative Immigration and Integration Program

Winter Workshop

University of California, San Diego

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Friday, February 19, 1999

The purpose of this workshop is to promote comparative research among UC faculty and graduate students on immigration and integration issues. The papers presented at the workshop will be posted at: //migration.ucdavis.edu If you plan to participate, please contact Philip Martin at: martin@primal.ucdavis.edu so that we can make appropriate meal arrangements.


8:30AM Continental breakfast available


9AM Session I: Political Rights, Organization, and Participation of Migrants in Sending and Receiving Countries

Moderator: Wayne Cornelius, Research Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD


Speaker: Juan Molinar Horcasitas, Consejero Electoral, Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE), Mexico: "Extending the Right to Vote in Mexican Elections to Mexican Citizens: The IFE's Proposal.

Speaker: S. Mara Perez Godoy, From Internal Regime Ruptures to the Transnationalization of Mexican Politics.

Discussant: Guadalupe Gonzalez, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, UCSD; member, Commission of Academic Specialists to Study the Modalities of Voting by Mexicans Residing Abroad


Luis Escala-Rabadan, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, UCLA, and Visiting Research Fellow, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD: "Immigrant Organizations and Political Participation: Mexican Hometown Associations in Los Angeles, California"


10:30 AM Break


10:45 AM

Gaspar Rivera, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, UC-Santa Cruz, and Visiting Research Fellow, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD: "Political Organizing Across the U.S.-Mexican Border: The Experience of Mexican Indigenous Migrant Workers"


Nora Hamilton, Dept. of Political Science, University of Southern California: "New Organizing Strategies and Transnational Networks of Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles"


Peggy Levitt, Dept. of Sociology, Wellesley College: "Participation of U.S.-Based Migrants in Sending Country Politics: Transnational Communities of Dominicans, Brazilians, and Gujaratis in Massachusetts"


12:15PM. Lunch


1:15 PM Session II: Economic Mobility and Sociocultural Integration of Second-Generation Immigrants--Current Controversies

Moderator: Roger Waldinger, Dept. of Sociology, UCLA


David Lopez, Dept. of Sociology, UCLA, and Ricardo Stanton-Salazar, UCSD, The Mexican American Generation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


Min Zhou, Dept. of Sociology, UCLA, Straddling different worlds: The

Acculturation of Vietnamese Refugee Children


Yen Espiritu, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, UCSD, and Diane Wolf, Dept. of Sociology, (UCD), The Paradox of Assimilation: Children of Filipino Immigrants in San Diego.


Discussant. Roger Waldinger, UCLA


2:45PM. Break


3PM. General Discussion


4PM Adjourn