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Immigration and Politics in the United States

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Part of the Trans-Border Opportunities Certificate

How do we separate fact from fiction when discussing immigration? What has made the US-Mexico border a political flashpoint? What are the on-the-ground realities? What does the best research say about the contributions of migrant communities? Immigration and Politics in the United States examines the dynamics of debates surrounding immigration in contemporary and historical perspective.

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This is the first seminar in the Trans-Border Opportunities Certificate. For a discounted rate, enroll in the full certificate by June 14.

More information about the certificate is available at: https://www.sandiego.edu/peace/programs/border-certificate/




Featured Guest Speakers:

Richard A. Barlow, Chief Patrol Officer, U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector

Chief Barlow entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1985 and worked a variety of assignments at the Imperial Beach, Brown Field, El Cajon, and Campo Stations—all located in San Diego Sector. Serving as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent between 2006 and 2009, he then served as San Diego’s Acting Chief Patrol Agent from 2009 to 2010.

After a number of years in San Diego, Chief Barlow was reassigned to the position of Deputy Chief Patrol Agent in the Tucson Sector in November 2010, then promoted to Chief Patrol Agent in November 2011. As the Chief Patrol Agent for the Tucson Sector, he had oversight of 262 linear border miles along the U.S./Mexico International Boundary. He managed eight stations and approximately 4,200 agents. In 2013, Barlow relocated to Washington, DC, to serve as Chief of the Strategic Planning, Policy and Analysis Division at Border Patrol headquarters. In 2014, Barlow was appointed head of the San Diego sector.


Greg Prieto, University of San Diego

Professor Prieto's research interests lie at the intersection of race, racism, and legal violence. His primary focuses are immigration, police and Border Patrol, and social movements. His first book project is comparative ethnographic study of two Mexican immigrant communities in California as they negotiate and mobilize against a deportation regime whose tools include detention & dispossession.

His first book, titled Reticence and Resistance: The Everyday Politics of Immigrant Life in the Deportation Nation, is under contract with New York University Press.


Tom Wong, University of California, San Diego

Tom K. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego and recently served as an advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). He is also Director of the International Migration Studies Program Minor. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant "illegality." As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity.

His first book, Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control, analyzes the immigration control policies of twenty-five Western immigrant-receiving democracies (Stanford University Press, 2015). His second book, The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity (Oxford University Press, 2016), is due out in December—in analyzing 31,193 roll call votes on immigration-related legislation in Congress since 2005, the book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date on the contemporary politics of immigration in the United States.

Wong's research has been used by policymakers both in the U.S. and in Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He also created the CIR Blog, which predicted support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform legislation among all 535 current members of Congress. Wong and his work has been covered by ABC News/Univision, Fusion, NPR, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, and by Univision in Mexico.

He is also on the leadership committee of the California Immigrant Policy Center, the board of the New American Leaders Project, and on the advisory council of Unbound Philanthropy. Wong also consults on campaigns and elections, specializing in mobilizing low-propensity voters of color and immigrant communities.

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