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Immigration and Poverty

Friday, May 5, 2017
  8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: Humanities Building 1500
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Category: Conference


Many immigrants experience economic deprivation, struggle to make ends meet, are employed in marginal jobs, and are socially excluded from programs and institutions that aid the poor. While some poor immigrants experience economic mobility over their lifetime or for their children, many remain stuck in disadvantaged positions. Nevertheless, the relationship between immigration is not well understood and remains understudied. This conference will focus attention on the poverty of immigrants, how immigrations may influence poverty, how immigrants escape poverty, and how policies focused on immigration may alleviate or even worsen poverty for immigrants and others. This conference is interdisciplinary and features speakers from a variety of universities in California and beyond.


Getting Ahead: The Cultural Outlooks of Inner City Latino Young Men

Maria Rendon (9:55-10:50 a.m.)

Immigrants and Social Mobility

Gary Painter, USC (11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

The Effects of E-Verify Laws

Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College (1:15 - 2:10 p.m.)

Cross-Generational Integration and Poverty Among Mexican Immigrants and their Descendants

Frank Bean & Susan Brown, UCI (2:10-3:05 p.m.)

Presentations to Include:

Ed Telles (9:00-9:55 a.m.)

Abel Valenzuela, UCLA (3:20 - 4:15 p.m.)


Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Blum Initiative

Contact Information:
Blum Initiative
(951) 827-7945