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  • Immigration and American Society from 1980 to 2040
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 2:30 4:10 PM (Hilton, Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

    By 1980, there were clear signs that the "Post 1965 Wave of Immigration Era" was beginning to take hold with a little over 14 million foreign born persons counted in the 1980 Census an almost 50 percent increase during the decade of the 1970s. But the percent foreign born was only about six percent, and in much of the United States, including the Midwest and the South, immigrants were all but invisible. In spite of several legislative efforts to slow or stop immigration over the last three decades, to say nothing of the militarization of the southern border, growing xenophobia fueled by talk radio and some political leaders and numerous commissions and studies, immigration has continued apace over the last three decades. As of 2012, there were about 40 million foreign born and perhaps an equal number of second generation immigrants almost one in four Americans is an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. Immigrants are a visible presence in almost every part of the country, and in many large cities the immigrant community (counting first and second generation) may soon constitute a majority of the population. Panelists will explore how this happened and what lies ahead.

  • Higher Education and the American Dream
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 2:30 4:10 PM (Hilton, Beekman, 2nd Floor)

    Americans place great hopes in higher education. A college degree is expected to promote economic development and competiveness, reduce inequality, and erase the advantages of birth in the competition for socioeconomic success. The promise of higher education has, however, been called into question by several recent developments, including persistent socioeconomic differences in access to and, increasingly, in the completion of college, growing college costs, and the rise in "non-standard" higher education trajecto
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  • Contact: Daniel Fowler
    pubinfo@asanet.org
    202-527-7885
    American Sociological Association
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