International Seminar on Migration and Public Policy

Challenges Facing Immigrants in the United States and Mexico in 2017
603e3c3a-464a-4e55-a50a-9ef262b1b358El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and the California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC) will host an international seminar on November 17 and 18, 2016 at the COLEF campus in Tijuana, Mexico; to address the prospects and policy agenda for the 60-million U.S. Latino population, in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. The seminar will focus upon issues pertaining to a comprehensive immigration reform, Dreamers on both sides of the border, the role of higher education institutions relative to policy studies and research, and other topics regarding immigration between both nations such as U.S. citizen children exiled in Mexico and Central America, and deported veterans and mothers of U.S. citizens.    


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A short documentary about the Winter 2015 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program. The documentary reflects the life-changing experiences of 30 undocumented students (DREAMERs), who had the opportunity to visit their country of birth Mexico, for the first time in over 20 years, and reconnect with their families and roots. They were able to fly to Mexico and come back to the U.S. through a special USCIS permit called Advance Parole.

Un documental sobre las experiencias que 30 estudiantes DACA-mentados experimentaron al regresar a su país natal Mexico por medio del programa California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad. El documental muestra el aspecto humano del hecho de poder reconectarse con su país natal por primera vez después de muchos años.

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