Public Ideologies and the Future of Immigration Reform

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Date/Time:Monday, 11 Nov 2013 at 8:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Channel:Lectures Program
Categories:Diversity, Lectures, Student activities
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For more than thirty years sociologist Alejandro Portes has helped shape the study of immigration and urbanization. He is the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University.

Alejandro Portes is also on the faculty at the University of Miami, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the School of Law. His work on the causes and consequences of immigration to the United States has focused on informal economies, transnational communities and the adaptation of immigrant children. Most recently he's looked at immigration and the American healthcare system.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he came to the United States in 1960 as a political exile and pursued his graduate education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

His books include City on the Edge - The Transformation of Miami and Immigrant America: A Portrait.