Topic: Migrant workers

Noticing patterns in residency and naturalization

Nov. 15, 2010
Border Views: University experts help shape border debate

In this tenth installment of the "Border Views" video series, Martha Menchaca, professor in the Department of Anthropology, discusses her research into the trends and historical context behind naturalization and the birthright movement and her thoughts on curbing undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States.

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History repeats itself with birthright movement

Nov. 15, 2010
Border Views: University experts help shape border debate

In this tenth installment of the "Border Views" video series, Martha Menchaca, professor in the Department of Anthropology, discusses her research into the trends and historical context behind naturalization and the birthright movement and her thoughts on curbing undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States.

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Curbing the illegal immigration of Mexico laborers

Nov. 15, 2010
Border Views: University experts help shape border debate

In this tenth installment of the "Border Views" video series, Martha Menchaca, professor in the Department of Anthropology, discusses her research into the trends and historical context behind naturalization and the birthright movement and her thoughts on curbing undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States.

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Harry Ransom Center's Web Exhibition Explores Work of Novelist Sanora Babb

March 23, 2009

TheĀ Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced the Web exhibition "Sanora Babb: Stories From the American High Plains," which highlights the work of American novelist Sanora Babb (1907-2005). Babb drew on the natural beauty of the American High Plains and the difficult conditions of her childhood there to give voice to a people who left little written record of their own lives and who have received scant representation in history.

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Son of migrant workers and single father earns law degree

May 15, 2008
Agapito Sustaita graduates in May with a degree from the School of Law.

Agapito Sustaita vividly remembers how most of his days began as a child of migrant workers: Waking up in the dark, pre-dawn hours and driving in a van with his parents to one of the many farms surrounding Fresno, Calif., and waiting for daylight to break before picking grapes, over and over agai

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