Friday, May 1, 2015

Immigration Texas has moved and the latest news - GOP primary candidates talking immigration

Immigration Texas has moved to 

In the latest news it's becoming clear that immigration will be a top issue for Republican candidates going into the primary season:

Bush forcefully defends his views on taxes, immigration

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno converse during an event at the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday. (Erika P. Rodriguez/ For The Washington Post)

Cruz: I Am a 'Proponent of Immigration Reform'

Accuses Obama of using issue to "scare the Hispanic community."

Marco Rubio on immigration: Border security comes first

The issue of the detention of women and children has reached the federal courts and a ruling is expected today that may challenge the current policy:

The UK has an election coming up on May 7, and immigration has been a hot topic there, as well, but the main anti-EU/anti-Immigration party looks like it won't do as well as expected:

Looks like Britain’s anti-immigration party will get thumped this election

And I'll end with some background on current immigration issues in Europe:

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Europe and the World: Thoughts on my week in Germany - Immigration, Anti...

Europe and the World: Thoughts on my week in Germany - Immigration, Anti...: It was a fast-paced whirlwind trip to Germany, but it was a great opportunity to engage with a variety of people who are interested in issue...[click on the link above for more]

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Europe and the World: If it’s Thursday, I must be in Kiel

Europe and the World: If it’s Thursday, I must be in Kiel: After a pleasant evening in Hamburg, I arose Thursday morning to another nice,but colder, day. Since the trains were still on strike, the A...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Europe and the World: From Stuttgart to Heidelberg to Hamburg

Europe and the World: From Stuttgart to Heidelberg to Hamburg: It is another gorgeous day in Germany, unfortunately I had to spend most of the day indoors. Despite the train strike, we were able to find...[click on link to see more]

Europe and the World: From Freiburg to Stuttgart 4/21/15

Europe and the World: From Freiburg to Stuttgart 4/21/15: My day got off to a good start with a run along the river in Freiburg. Unfortunately later in the morning I learned that Deutsche Ba...[click on link to see more]

Europe and the World: Lecturing across Germany - Day 1, Freiburg

Europe and the World: Lecturing across Germany - Day 1, Freiburg: I am doing a series of lectures in Germany this week, sponsored by the US Embassy in Berlin. I started Monday in Freiburg, and will be going...[click on link to see more]

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Immigration Texas is moving to California!

As the founder of this blog, I wanted to let our readers know that I will be moving to California to take on the post of Provost at Menlo College: 

Terri Givens Appointed Provost at Menlo College

Leading Scholar and Researcher Dr. Terri Givens Accepts Prestigious Leadership Post at Menlo College

Terri Givens
...Dr. Givens’ experience and talents combine to represent the best match for the needs of our college...
Atherton, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015
Menlo College has announced the appointment of Dr. Terri Givens as Provost. The selection of Dr. Givens was made by President Richard A. Moran after a national search and a series of interviews that included a search committee, faculty and staff.
“While many of the candidates brought compelling qualifications, Dr. Givens’ experience and talents combine to represent the best match for the needs of our college at this critical juncture,” said President Moran.
Dr. Givens is currently a Professor in the Department of Government at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Her credentials include an undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University, and MA and PhD degrees in political science from UCLA. After she obtained her doctorate, Dr. Givens joined the faculty at the University of Washington in the departments of Political Science, European Studies and International Studies.
“I am very excited to be joining the leadership team at Menlo College. This is a wonderful opportunity to build on my own experience as a leader in higher education and to continue the tradition of excellence at Menlo College,” said Dr. Givens.
Dr. Givens studied International Security and Arms Control under Condoleezza Rice at Stanford. While at UT-Austin, she was the first African-American female Vice Provost. She was also on the American Political Science Association Presidential Task Force: Co-Chair, Political Science in the 21st Century from 2008-2010. Dr. Givens is also affiliated with UT’s Center for Women & Gender Studies and the Center for African & African-American Studies.
She has been a fellow of the Migration Policy Institute and a Distinguished Scholar of the Strauss Center for International Law and Security. Her most recent research focuses on European immigration politics and policy.
Dr. Givens has authored two books including Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe (Oxford University Press 2014) and Voting Radical Right in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005.) Her list of publications can be found here:
Her international recognition includes an appointment as Public Policy Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Visiting Fellow at the Freie Universitäet in Berlin, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales in Paris, an appointment as a Distinguished Scholar Alumna from Stanford, and a German Marshall Fund Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation. She regularly attends the Brussels Forum, “an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic.”
Dr. Givens is the founder of Take Back the Trail (, a fitness program designed to address health disparities for women in East Austin. She has been very active in the Austin community and held positions on several boards of directors, including the local public television station, KLRU, and the Austin Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council.
She was a member of the track and field team while an undergraduate at Stanford University, competing in sprints and long jump. She was a half-marathon coach for the Austin Fit Running Club and continues to run everything from the 5k to marathons. She also enjoys supporting the performing arts with her husband Mike Scott, and following the activities of her very active boys, Andrew and Brandon.
About Menlo College
Menlo College was established in 1927, and is located 30 minutes south of San Francisco. It is a private, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California.

I hope to keep up with the blog, but the URL will revert to by May 1st. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Congress and State of the Union -- Immigration on the agenda

Despite President Obama's executive action in November, immigration did not have a prominent place in the State of the Union address. However, immigration will clearly be on the agenda as the new Republican Congress tries to stop the Executive action via funding for the Department of Homeland Security. 

Illegal Immigration 2015 Poll: Obama Approval Rises After Executive Actions, Cuba Policy

But battles appear to be breaking out between GOP lawmakers: