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U.S. and Mexican immigration policies explored Nov. 18
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On Thursday, Nov. 18, student organization Sigma Iota Rho, will host a presentation that focuses on U.S. immigration policies in Mexico. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in S104 of the Williams Center.

Dr. Alexander Caviedes of the department of Political Science will present information focusing on the effects of U.S. migration policies in Mexico. There will also be a keynote speaker, Ellen Calmus, who will discuss how Mexico’s rural areas have been affected by immigration.

Ms. Calmus is the project coordinator at El Rincón (The Corner) in Malinalco, a town on the outskirts of Mexico City. She graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in visual studies and received a masters in international relations from Princeton University. She is a writer and photographer who has taught children and adults at all levels in Mexico, the U.S. and El Salvador, ranging from pre-school art and drama classes, to university courses in international relations.

El Rincón is a non-profit organization that develops educational projects for children whose parents left Mexico to work in the U.S. The organization grew out of the educational resource center Calmus started for the children of Barrio, San Juan in 1998.

Sigma Iota Rho is a national honor society for international studies.

To learn more, contact International Studies Coordinator Ivani Vassoler at (716) 673-3887 or

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