Thursday, May 21, 2015
Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Act
The 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965 is drawing some attention. As previously highlighted on ImmigrationProf earlier this week, Cambridge University Press will soon publish The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: Legislating a New America, an anthology of readings edited by my colleagues Gabriel J. Chin and Rose Cuison Villazor. Contributors include Cruz Reynoso, Gabriel J. Chin, Rose Cuison Villazor, Bill Ong Hing, Kevin R. Johnson, Brian Soucek, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Cerissa Salazar Parreñas, Atticus Lee, Valerie Francisco, Robyn Rodriguez, Leticia M. Saucedo, Jeannette Money, Kristina Victor, and Giovanni Peri.
In addition, a conference titled Transforming Migrations: Beyond the 1965 Act will be held at the University of California, Irvine on October 8-9, 2015. The conference will mark both he 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act) and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the University of California, Irvine. Speakers will discuss the past, present and future of immigration policy, examining the shift from the inclusionary vision of the 1965 Act to the enforcement patterns we see today. Confirmed speakers include Lawrence Downes (New York Times), Héctor Tobar (University of Oregon, formerly with the Los Angeles Times), Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (UCLA), Jennifer Chacón (UCI), David FitzGerald (UCSD), Roberto Gonzales (Harvard), Marielena Hincapié (National Immigration Law Center), Dan Kanstroom (Boston College), Erika Lee (University of Minnesota), Cecilia Menjívar (University of Kansas) Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA), and Ana E. Rosas (UCI).