Immigration Conference: Immigration Policy and Human Rights: Perspectives from Border Communities

For more information on the NMSU Immigration Conference, see the
The conference program is also posted below.

New Mexico State University will host the conference “Immigration Policy
and Human Rights: Perspectives from Border Communities” June 17-22. The
conference includes keynote speaker Maria Hinojosa of NPR-Latino USA and
PBS-NOW (on June 18), as well as researchers and advocates for the rights
of migrants in Mexico and the US. Free and open to the public.
Spanish/English translation provided.

The lack of immigration reform at the national level has been accompanied
by increasing enforcement measures which directly impact communities in the
US-Mexico border region. This conference focuses on the social impacts of
border enforcement and discusses the challenges facing community
organizations as they seek to promote dialogue and alternative approaches
based on respect for human rights. Panels will include scholars and
community leaders from the US and Mexico with first-hand knowledge of the
current legal and social challenges facing immigrants, border communities
and policy makers. Comparative and historical contexts will also be
discussed in order to understand similarities and differences regarding the
discourses and practices surrounding immigration policy in Mexico and the
United States. The conference will be followed by three community events
with the goals of fostering broader dialogue and new networks for creating
and disseminating new knowledge.

*A keynote speech will be given by award winning journalist and author
Maria Hinojosa entitled, “Stories from the Frontlines: Detention,
Deporation, and the New America” on Monday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. **Click
here to read her bio <>*

Please see program and registration details at**

Conference Program Details<>

– 2012 Immigration Policy Conference Keynote Speaker – Maria Hinojosa<>

– Biographies of Panelists<>

– Conference Sponsors<>

– Map of NMSU Campus – Corbett Center <>

– Parking Permits for the NMSU Campus<>

Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa to Keynote Immigration Conference

Lucia Carmona <>
Emilio Gutierrez Soto <>
Neil Harvey <>

*“The Truth Up-Front” **Mexican Journalism: **Silence or Death *
*June 16, 2012, 6:00-8:00 PM*

We would be honored to have you  participate in this event that will precede
the conference “Immigration Policy and Human Rights: perspectives from
border communities” at New Mexico State University, June 18-22.

The forum “The Truth Up-front” and will  include the
Mexican journalists who fled to seek asylum in the United States and other

Place: Nason House / NMSU BuildingCenter for Latin American Studies1200
University Ave, Las Cruces (directly across from FedEx Kinko’s)
Date: June 16, 2012
Time:  6:00 to 8:00 PM

*“The Truth Up-Front”
*Mexican Journalism:*
*Silence or Death
*June 16, 2012*

*Topics for discussion:*
· Impunity and Corruption (In Mexico)
· Summary of the process for seeking political asylum
· Legal Aspects
· International Solidarity
· Impact of leaving your country