State and Local Immigration Policy

State and Local Immigration Policy

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Please click here to view video of the panel discussion.

While immigration reform largely has stalled in Washington, it has occupied a prominent place at other levels of government. The recall of Arizona State Senator and lead sponsor of the heavily publicized immigration law SB 1070, Russell Pearce, and the new Alabama stringent immigration law HB 56 reflect the heated nature of this controversial and momentous issue. The objective of this panel is to generate discussion of immigration policy at state and local levels, especially in border states such as California. Among the issues to be discussed are the influence of Arizona’s SB 1070, the leveling of Mexican emigration and immigration to the United States, and the effects of the coming elections in the United States and Mexico.

Panelists Include:
Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido
Angela Garcia, graduate student at UCSD and researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
William D. Flores, Retired Assistant Sheriff for the San Diego Sheriff Department and Chairman of the San Diego Regional Hate Crime Coalition 
Pete Nunez, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Center for Immigration Studies
Alberto Pulido, USD Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies

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