1. 12/2, New Brunswick, NJ - Discussion on the politics and players of immigration reform - [NEW]
2. 12/3, Cambridge, MA - Seminar on immigrant locations and native residential preferences in Spain - [NEW]
3. 12/3, Toronto, Canada - Discussion on immigrant employment in the settlement service sector - [NEW]
4. 12/4, San Diego, CA - Seminar on migrants, money, and meaning in El Salvador - [NEW]
5. 12/4, Cleveland, OH - USCIS-State Department public engagement forum on visa processing - [NEW]
6. 12/4-6, Washington, DC - Certificate program course on immigrant integration and citizenship
7. 12/6-7, Philadelphia, PA - Workshop on covering immigrants and refugees in the media - [NEW]
The Politics and Players of Immigration Reform
1:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Douglass Campus
191 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Executive Director, America's Voice
Visiting Scholar, Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy
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Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences in Spain: New Ghettos?
The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration
Sponsored by the Center for International Studies, Center for International Studies, Inter-University Committee on International Migration
4:30–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Pye Room, E40-496
Center for International Studies
1 Amherst Street, E40-400
Cambridge, MA 02142
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
description: Albert Saiz pursues research in local public finance, real estate economics and urban economic development, with emphasis on immigration and
immigrant location choices, and the impact of skills on earnings and city growth.
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Panel Discussion on Immigrant Employment in the Settlement Service Sector
Presented by the Ontario Metropolis Centre, and The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS)
1:00-3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Ted Rogers School of Management Building
CMA Student Lounge (#1-003), 7th Floor
55 Dundas Street West (at Bay Street)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Description: The settlement service sector is also an area of employment for immigrants (including refugees) themselves. What attracts them to this underprivileged sector in the labour market? Conversely, what pushes them from the mainstream labour market to the immigrant-serving sector? This panel discussion will examine these and other questions concerning immigrant employment in the sector through the lenses of class, gender, and race, using research data from Ontario, Canada in general, and Germany. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences in, and/or observations on, the area.
Adnan Turegun, Director, CERIS:
“Settlement Service Work as a Second Occupation for Immigrant Professionals”
Sita Jayaraman, Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Ryerson University:
“Immigrant Women Workers in Canada and Germany: Niche Employment or Occupational Segmentation?”
Harald Bauder, Director, RCIS, Ryerson University
Gurpreet S. Malhotra, Executive Director, India Rainbow Community Services of Peel
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Book discussion: American Values: Migrants, Money and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States
12:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building, Conference room
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0548
Description>/b>: El Salvador has transformed dramatically over the past half-century. Historically reliant on cash crops like coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a civil war in 1992 to find much of its national wealth coming from money sent home by a massive emigrant workforce in the United States. In American Value, David Pedersen examines this new way of life across two places: Intipucá in El Salvador and Washington, DC in the USA. Drawing on Charles S. Peirce to craft a highly innovative semeiotic of value, he critically explains how the apparent worthiness of migrants and their money is shaping a transnational moral world with implications well beyond El Salvador and the USA.
David Pedersen, book author
Professor of Central American Studies, CSUN
Professor of History, UCSD
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USCIS Public Engagement - Joint USCIS-Department of State Stakeholder Meeting on Visa Processing
1:00-3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Cleveland, OH (location TBA)
Description: Community Relations Officers build collaborative relationships with local stakeholders in many ways, including regular meetings, special sessions with specific and targeted agendas, educational presentations, email dissemination of communications materials, and phone conversations.
If you would like more information on events in your area or you are interested in partnering with USCIS to host an event, please contact your regional Community Relations Officer.
Please note that these email addresses should be used for questions about outreach events only. We are unable to respond to specific questions about your case. For all questions not related to outreach events, please see the "Contact Us" link to the right.
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Certificate in International Migration Studies
XCPD-703 - Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration
With a record 200 million people living outside their country of birth, immigration is a global phenomenon with profound demographic, economic, social, and political implications for both sending and receiving countries. The debate over immigration law and policy has become increasingly volatile and, in some instances, characterized by misinformation, hate, and xenophobia. Beyond the politics of immigration, genuine challenges to immigrant integration abound. Successful integration of immigrants is critical to the long-term prosperity of host countries that rely on immigrants as workers, consumers, taxpayers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in light of their aging native-born populations and lower birth rates. In this course we will explore integration law, policies, judicial cases and practices in both traditional immigrant-receiving countries--such as the United States and Canada and new countries of permanent immigration such as France, Germany, the United Kingdom. We will raise questions about traditional understandings of nationality, loyalty, place and identity. We will also discuss citizenship laws, models of multicultural citizenship, as well as transnationalism and post-nationalism, paradigms that challenge an integrationist reading of migration. Using case studies from North America and Europe we will pay special attention to the different modes of immigrant civic engagement and political participation on their road from newcomers to citizens.
At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
* Discuss the integration law, policies, judicial cases and practices in both traditional immigrant-receiving and source countries.
* Recognize questions about traditional understandings of nationality, loyalty, place and identity.
* Discuss citizenship laws, models of multicultural citizenship, as well as transnationalism and post-nationalism.
* Compare different modes of immigrant civic engagement and political participation.
640 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Class Meets: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, December 4-6, 2013
Tuition: $895.00, 24 contact hours
Instructor: Elzbieta Gozdziak
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Covering Immigrants and Refugees
Sponsored by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health
Friday-Saturday, December 6-7, 2013
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Description: Amid national debate over immigration reform, recent immigrants and refugees face a host of challenges in the U.S. Many have survived extreme traumas in their native countries, such as genocide or violent civil conflict, natural disaster, chronic community violence, poverty and human trafficking. Here, they may encounter discrimination in housing, education, employment, health care or in encounters with law enforcement, along with cultural and language barriers. Women and children often face particular challenges, including family violence.
All of these issues have a profound impact and demand robust mental-health support for individual immigrants, families and communities. But despite this well-documented need, immigrants face significant obstacles in accessing essential help.
Reporters, too, face special challenges in covering immigrant communities – whether in individual stories, on community beats or in reporting on politics and policy.
To help local journalists and regional news organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area improve their coverage of immigrant communities, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is sponsoring the two-day workshop, “Covering Immigrants and Mental Health.”
The workshop will feature a range of local and national mental health and immigration policy experts, award-winning journalists, immigrant community advocates and service providers. The workshop will include expert briefings and specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of journalists to report on immigrants and immigration-related issues knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.
* Serve as a forum for improving journalists’ knowledge of issues affecting immigrants and refugees
* Explore new research, reporting ideas and best practices with leading mental health and policy experts
* Confront challenges — and identify opportunities — that exist for local journalists pursuing these stories with limited resources
* Provide practical tools to enable journalists to successfully produce stories that address the challenges facing immigrants
Outreach and organizing manager at Educators for Fair Consideration
Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Founding director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture
Assistant Professor of Sociology the University at Albany, State University of New York
Co-founder and organizer for One Love Movement
Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change in Washington DC
Executive Director of the City University Graduate School of Journalism ‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media
Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital and Health System and Cooper School of Medicine at Rowan University
Edward Schumacher-Matos, James Madison Visiting Professorship on First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School
Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania
Denise Ziya Berte
Director of Mental Health at the Latin American Community Center
For more information, or to register, please email Ariel Ritchin at email@example.com with your name, position and contact information.
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