First - thanks to the EU Center here at U of I for a great visit so far.
Second -- this New York Times story is making the rounds of social media: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&smid=fb-nytimes
This is the second time this year I have done a lecture for K-12 teachers and they are always a great group. They ask insightful questions and we always end up having a great discussion. Today the focus was on comparisons between the U.S. and Europe. We had an interesting discussion around issues like skilled vs. unskilled immigrants, differences in the educational systems (e.g., local control vs. national level curricula) and issues surrounding the integration of spanish-speaking immigrants in the U.S. and Muslims in Europe. I'll be giving another lecture tomorrow morning before heading back to Austin.