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Pew Hispanic Center releases immigration report


The Pew Hispanic Center released a new report Tuesday, entitled: “Rise Peak and Decline: Trends in U.S. Immigration 1992-2004,” which provides a detailed analysis of recent year-to-year immigration flows into the United States.


Co-authored by Dr. Jeffrey S. Passel and Roberto Suro, this report relies on data compiled by the US Census Bureau and can be obtained at www.pewhispanic.org.


The Pew Hispanic Center is a non-partisan research organization and a project of the Pew Research Center, based in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Passel to speak at MSU and Saginaw Valley

Immigration is the topic of a forum for students, faculty, and the community on Sept. 28 at the Michigan State University and on Sept. 29 at Saginaw Valley State University; Dr. Passel is the keynote speaker.


Passel presents the history of immigration, demographics, and U.S. policy, discussing details of pending immigration reform bills that may be voted on this year in Congress.


At the MSU forum, Passel will be joined by Dennis Valdes, Ph.D., acting director of the Julian Samora Research Institute, and Manuel Chávez, Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies at MSU.


Other MSU speakers include: John Carlos Frey, actor, author, screenwriter and director, from Los Angeles, Calif. Frey, a native from México, will screen his feature film “The Gatekeeper” about a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a secret past. His film is recognized nationally and internationally by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.  For more information and the companion teacher guide go to www.GatekeeperFilm/talkingpoints.  


The MSU forum is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in 145 Communication Arts and Sciences Bldg. The Sept. 29th SVSU forum is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Alan Ott Auditorium. Sponsors include the Hispanics in Journalism Program (MSU); Julian Samora Research Institute (MSU); Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MSU); the MSU High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program, and Saginaw Valley State University’s office for Diversity Programs. For more information call: (517) 353-3859 at MSU and (989) 964-4397 at SVSU.





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