Immigration News Blog

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

"We asked for workers and families came:" Children, youth and ...

Friday, February 22, 2013
9 am to 8 pm (including dinner and cultural event)
University of California, Los Angeles

This conference draws together UC-wide faculty and students who study children, youth and families in relation to migration issues, broadly defined. Collectively, we want to address such questions as: How do migration experiences shape the experiences of growing up and raising children? How do current immigration policies affect families? How are the children of immigrants faring in educational contexts? What identities are they forming?  What are their daily lives and experiences, and aspirations for the future?  What policies and practices best support the health and welfare of immigrant children, youth and families? How does the recognition of children’s claims to educational access and to various forms of lawful status (ranging from Deferred Action to U.S. citizenship), based on their ties or their birth in the United States, both reflect and affect fundamental notions of citizenship and belonging? 


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