TAMIU Hosts Binational Conference on Immigration Issues Saturday
Posted: 10/9/14

TAMIU Hosts 1st Binational
Conference on Immigration Issues

A first-ever meeting of a delegation of Mexican elected officials with scholars and service providers from the U.S.  to discuss immigration issues will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Texas A&M International University.

Dubbed the 1st Binational Conference Council of Congressman and Migrants, Coordinación Nacional de Diputados y Migrantes (CONDAYM by its Spanish acronym), the event is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101.

Among presentations, Rebecca Solloa, executive director of Catholic Social Services of Laredo and Michael Smith, executive director of Holding Institute, will explore  “What Happens to Migrants After they Cross into the U.S.”  Dr. John Kilburn, TAMIU associate dean of Research and professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will review “The Travelers Assistance Initiative for Immigrants.”

 Additional presentations by US and México participants are planned, as is a joint workshop.

The event is sponsored by TAMIU’s Binational Center.

For additional information, contact Maria Salazar at 956-326-2834, email  maria.salazar@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Pellegrino Hall, room 301.

For more about the Binational Center, visit http://www.tamiu.edu/binationalcenter/

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu