Lessons From the Past, Looking Toward the Future Lecture Series: Immigration
Lessons From the Past, Looking Toward the Future Lecture Series with UTEP: Immigration is Always Changing: Past and Present of Immigration to the United States, 1965-2017
Public debates about immigration assume a simple, unchanging picture of cross-border migration from Mexico. In fact, migration to the United States is constantly changing, even to the present day. Examples include shifts from Latin American to Asian migration, decreases in border migration and increases in migration with visas, and changes from Mexican to Central American migration at the border. Many surprising facts will be discussed. Josiah Heyman is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Interamerican and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has studied the U.S.-Mexico border since 1982, with a special focus on border migration. He is author or editor of four books and over 120 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book, co-edited, is The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions, University of Arizona Press, 2017.