Immigration/Migration Issues to Be Topic of Experts Panel, Community Discussion

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 18, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Ethical, legal, political, economic, and humanitarian issues involved in immigration policy will be the topic of an experts panel and community discussion hosted by Texas Tech University at 3 p.m. Wednesday (April 19) at the Matador Room of the Student Union Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

A panel of experts representing law, political science and public administration, education, history, economics, and linguistics, as well as individuals from the community will present brief papers and participate in a questions and answers session.

“This topic is increasingly important to discuss in an open environment,” said Dr. Rosa Hernᮤez Sheets, an associate professor in the College of Education. “With this event we hope to bring the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities together so they can acquire a knowledge base and get a perspective on this historic issue that isn’t necessarily addressed in the mainstream media.”

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and the Honors College.

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CONTACT: Rosa Hernᮤez Sheets, associate professor of education, (806) 742-1998, ext. 253, or rosahernandez.sheets@ttu.edu