Expert Commissions and Migration Policy Making
Thursday, April 18, 2013, UC-Davis
Friday, April 19, 2013, UC-Berkeley
The purpose of this conference is to explore the use of expert commissions to provide advice and/or to establish quotas for the number of foreign workers to admit, especially at the top and bottom of the labor market. Speakers and discussants explore the promises and pitfalls of independent expert commissions to help determine migrant admissions for economic purposes. The papers will be posted at http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rs/ and published in Migration Letters.
Immigration Policy after the Elections
12-1pm Friday, November 16, 2012
Moot Court Room, Room 1008 UCD Law School
The US has about 40 million immigrants, including 11 million who are unauthorized. DHS removed over a million unauthorized foreigners in Obama’s first term, and President Obama allowed unauthorized youth to apply for a temporary two-year legal status. Mitt Romney argued that tougher enforcement could reduce the number of unauthorized foreigners and did not support legalization.
President Obama called immigration reform his major "long-term" priority for a second term and House Speaker John Boehmer said that a "comprehensive approach [to immigration] is long overdue." With Democrats wanting immigration reform and Republicans needing immigration reform to increase their appeal to Hispanics, the issue is sure to be debated early in 2013.
Panelists will each speak for 10 to 12 minutes, after which there will be time for questions and answers. This event is sponsored by the UCD Law School and the Gifford Center for Population Studies.
Moderator, Erin Hamilton, Sociology
Chamie will give a public lecture on Population and Migration in the 21st Century in Room 100 Hunt from 6:10-7:30pm.
On Friday, November 9, 2012, Chamie will give a public lecture, "How Many Immigrants Does Europe Need?," in Room 223 Moses from 12-1pm. John Wilmoth of UCB Demography will be the discussant.
Suggested readings include:
- Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?
- Population: Some Boom, Some Decline
- US Immigration Policy Likely to Boost Population
- Global Population of 10 Billion by 2100? – Not So Fast
If you would like to meet with Chamie, please contact Philip Martin.