Mexican Immigration to US: A bilateral Perspective 1965 - present
Name: Mexican Immigration to US: A bilateral Perspective 1965 - present
Date: January 14, 2021 - February 18, 2021
Alex Saragoza, Professor UC Berkeley , Latin American Studies specializing in Mexico and Cuba presents a very pertinent series. This course provides an insightful examination of the political and economic conditions, on both sides of the border, that have framed the ups-and-downs of migration of Mexicans to the U.S. Beginning with the origins of Mexican immigration in the late 19th century, the majority of the course will be spent examining the period after the landmark Immigration Act of 1965 to the present. Aside from immigration policies, the course will focus on several related issues, such as the Mexican drug trade, border enforcement (the wall), and the US-Mexico-Canada free trade accord (NAFTA 2.0), among other topics. Particular attention will be given to the Napa/Sonoma region.