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Immigration Sweeps Spark Discussion

UC Riverside Hosts Panel Discussion on Recent Immigration Raids

Event for the Public Asks the Question, “National Security, or Politics?”

(November 4, 2004)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- Earlier this year, border patrol agents launched unprecedented sweeps for undocumented residents in Southern California. Critics of the sweeps said the action targeted thousands of law-abiding Latinos from Ontario to San Diego County as they walked their children to school, drove to work or did their shopping. The sweeps brought the issue of immigration back into the spotlight.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) in collaboration with the UC Riverside Mexican Student Association, will present a free, public seminar on the issue of immigration, featuring several leading scholars in the area.

The seminar is one of a series that UC MEXUS is offering at each UC campus involving the campus Mexican student association and researchers involved in topics of current concern. The first such seminar took place at UC Davis last month.

Who: UC MEXUS postdoctoral fellow Dr. Dolores Trevizo, a professor of sociology at Occidental College, will moderate a panel that includes:
Susan Alva, JD, Director, Migration Policy & Resource Center, Occidental College
Jose Calderon, Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College
Carlos Giralt, Mexican Consul
Mary Lopez, Asst. Professor of Economics, Occidental College
Armando Navarro, Professor in Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside

What: UC MEXUS Seminar Series, No. 2, "INS Raids in the Southland: National Security or Politics?"

When: 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9

Where: UC Riverside, University Theatre • 400 Humanities, near Lot 6. Off-campus attendees must buy a parking permit at a cost of $6 to park in Lot 6.

Information: 951-827-3566



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