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March 20th, 2010
Presentation at Texas State looks at Mexican migration


Gilberto Cárdenas will present a video program at Texas State that looks at Mexican migration.


Gilberto Cárdenas, a noted authority on Texas-Mexico migration issues, will present a video program of photographic art related to migration on March 25 at 5:30 p.m in Centennial Hall G03 on the campus of Texas State. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Texas State’s Texas and Mexico Committee 1810-2010, the presentation is titled, “Sin Fronteras: Artistic Translations of the Complexities of Mexican Migration.”

Cárdenas is the Juan Samora Chair of Latino Studies and professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Assistant Provost and director of Notre Dame’s Institute of Latino Studies. He has garnered an international reputation as a Mexican integration scholar, working in the subject for 30 years.

His writing on the subject has been published in books, reports, articles and monographs. He is also the editor of several books on Mexican health and labor laws. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed him to a commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of the American Latinos.

For more information on the event contact Lucy Harney at the Department of Modern languages at

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0 thoughts on “Presentation at Texas State looks at Mexican migration

  1. I don’t know what you have to do to qualify as an authority on Mexican migration. A quick look at any of the border states will tell you a lot about Mexican migration patterns.

  2. What is there to know about Mexican migration patterns? They leave Mexico and head for the United States with a chip on their shoulder and a sense of entitlement!

  3. Illegal immigration is an issue that is connected to all other issues in the United States. Illegal immigrants contribute to the problem whether its the slow economy, health-care, crime, over-population or spending deficits. Any politician that claims to have a solution for any of these problems must be willing to address the illegal alien issue.

  4. oneblkvoice- Illegal immigrants are not the problem , they come here to work . the dont steal jobs their just harder workers so the bosses rather give them the jobs ! crime was here when we got here, violence was here , if the health care is affected maybe its because there is to many legal Americans abbusing the system! How many withe anglo men do you see wondering the streets home less? Beging for money when their in good shape to work? Now ask your self how many Mexican men do you see homeless around your town? We are not afraid to sweat for our daily bread just like you do not hessitate to point the finger at the odd man in the group. Just because you dont under stand us doesnt mean you should discriminate .! Thats why this man is making this video game so that ignorant people can uderstand us better !!! Do you get it now???

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