UCLA faculty experts advisory: Senate passes immigration reform bill
By UCLA Newsroom June 27, 2013 Category: Academics & Faculty
The U.S. Senate has passed an immigration reform bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives. UCLA has experts.
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, an associate professor in UCLA's César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, is a regularly cited expert on immigration and immigrants in the United States. He has written and spoken widely on a variety of immigration-related subjects, including trade, investment and migration between the U.S., Mexico and Latin America; the labor market for Latinos in the U.S.; and international political economy.
Hiroshi Motomura, professor of law, is an expert on immigration and citizenship law. He has written extensively on the subject, served as co-counsel on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and testified before Congress.
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Otto Santa Ana, an associate professor in UCLA's César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, is a sociolinguist who studies how language constructs social hierarchies, particularly regarding Latino communities. He is the co-editor of the 2012 anthology "Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media and Provincial Politics," which focused on Arizona's immigration politics.
David Hernández, an assistant professor in UCLA's César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, has studied the history of the detention of immigrants in the United States and how increases in such detentions are linked to the growth of racial inequality and xenophobia. He also researches international migration and Chicano and Latino politics and social movements.
Jorge Bravo, assistant professor of political science and an adviser at the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, is an expert on Mexican politics, Mexican society and Mexico–U.S. relations.
Abel Valenzuela, an associate professor of urban planning and Chicano studies and director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, is a regularly cited expert on immigration issues and day laborers. His he has written and spoken widely on the impact of immigration in urban neighborhoods and the experiences of minority groups in the labor market.
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