Immigration Laws & Enforcement: How We Went from Open Borders to ICE (Interpretación disponible en Español)

Date(s) - Saturday, June 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




José Alamillo, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Chair of Chicano/a Studies – CSUCI


Community Panelists from MICOP, CLUE-VC, CAUSE, CAIR-LA, SURJ-VC and Buen Vecino

Interpretación disponible en Español

Topics to include:

  • History of U.S. immigration laws & enforcement
  • Development of ICE
  • ICE impacts locally

José Alamillo, Ph.D., is Professor and Program Chair of Chicano/a Studies at California State University Channel Islands.  Born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Ventura County, his family worked in the year-round lemon industry.  Dr. Alamillo’s research focuses on the ways Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have used culture, leisure, and sports to build community and social networks to advance politically and economically in the U.S.  He has involved students in community service learning projects, such as collecting oral histories of ex-Braceros, and is a member of Buen Vecino of the Conejo Valley.  Dr. Alamillo has authored Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960 and Deportes: the Making of a Sporting Mexican Diaspora.


Community panelists from Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice-VC (CLUE-VC), Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA (CAIR-LA), Showing Up for Racial Justice-VC (SURJ-VC), and Buen Vecino

Co-sponsored by Buen Vecino

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