Third Annual Forum on October 8 at 3 p.m. in the Joyce Center Arena

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“Father Sorin, a Holy Cross priest and himself a French immigrant, founded Notre Dame as a place where immigrant Catholics could receive an education. It is entirely fitting that the Notre Dame Forum enhance the current national immigration debate with informed conversation and scholarship developed within the context of Catholic teaching on immigration.”

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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This issue was debated by national leaders, scholars, and students at Notre Dame's third Annual Forum and at ongoing campus events throughout the 2007-08 academic year. We invite you to get inside the debate with us as we take on this challenging issue.

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Featured News

Towns Rethink Laws Against Illegal Immigrants (pdf)

What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don't You Understand? (pdf)

At Odds Over Immigrant Assimilation (pdf)

At the U.S. Border, the Desert Takes a Rising Toll (pdf)

100 Years in the Back Door, Out the Front (pdf)

The Rio Grande Rises (pdf)

Pr. William Immigration, Housing Ills Seen as Linked (pdf)

Division Problem: The GOP's Ruinous Immigration Stance (pdf)

The Institute for Latino Studies’ Migration and Border Studies unit is devoted to interdisciplinary research, scholarship, teaching, policy application, and community outreach related to transnational migration in the Americas. Read more

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Featured Events

January 30, 2007: 9:00 p.m. Coleman Morse Center Lounge

Lectio Live Wednesday, January 30: an evening of public readings, music and an open mike (for "students and faculty to read literature, poetry, or some of their own writing to a friendly audience"), 9:00 p.m., Coleman Morse Center Lounge, Sponsored by First Year of Studies (open to everyone), theme: immigration

February 14, 2007: 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts

Film (Thursday, February 14): 9 Star Hotel, 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts (DPAC)

March 14, 2007 Mendoza College of Business

Lecture (Friday, March 14, 2007): George Borjas, Kennedy School at Harvard University, lecture on immigration for Ten Years Hence series (Mendoza College of Business)

March 26, 2007 McKenna Hall

Lecture (Wednesday, March 26, 2007): Kevin R. Johnson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California at Davis, will speak on his most recent book entitled Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm in room 210 McKenna Hall.