Conference to focus on 'Immigrants in the Military in Modern America'

May 16, 2014 1 p.m.

Conference to focus on 'Immigrants in the Military in Modern America'

A two-day conference on issues connecting immigration policy and the U.S. military, "Patriots or Invaders? - Immigrants in the Military in Modern America," will be held on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, in the Friend Center Convocation Room at Princeton University. Events begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 23, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. 

The conference, which is sponsored by the Princeton Center for Migration and Development and directed by Professor Edward Telles, is free and open to the public. It will feature top researchers and writers on immigration and the U.S. military, including Jeanne Batalova (Immigration Policy Center); Nancy Gentile Ford (Bloomsburg University); Darlene Goring (Louisiana State University Law Center); James B. Stewart (Pennsylvania State University); and Margaret Stock, founder of Cascadia Cross Border Law and recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship. Participants also include Lieutenant Colonel Alfred V. Rascón, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor. 

The conference is being co-sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Center for African American Studies, Institute for International and Regional Studies, Program in American Studies, Office of Population Research, Program in Latin American Studies, University Center for Human Values, and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

For more information about the conference, contact Patricia Fernandez-Kelly at