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Mexican Immigration to the U.S.: A Bilateral Perspective, 1965 to the Present
Thursdays 10–11:45 am, January 14 – February 18
Th is 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.
Alex M. Saragoza, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, earned his Ph.D. in modern Latin American History from UC, San Diego, specializing in Mexico and Cuba. He has been selected to the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the Organization of American Historians, and in 2017 he was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award by the Osher Life-Learning Institute at UC Berkeley. He has lectured at various universities in the U.S., Cuba and Europe, and he was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, in 2012. He has served as Director of the UC Center in Mexico City and as Chair of Berkeley’s Latin American Studies Center.