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Fox Cabinet member to speak about U.S.-MEXICO immigration at Texas Union

Dr. Juan Hernández, a cabinet member of Mexican President Vicente Fox, will present “Mexican Migrants to the U.S., Remittances, and Mexico-U.S. Guestworker Policy Initiatives” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, (Feb. 22) in the Governors’ Room of the University of Texas Student Union.

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AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Juan Hernández, a cabinet member of Mexican President Vicente Fox, will present “Mexican Migrants to the U.S., Remittances, and Mexico-U.S. Guestworker Policy Initiatives” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, (Feb. 22) in the Governors’ Room of the University of Texas Student Union.

Hernández has been a longtime adviser to Fox and was appointed to his cabinet last December. As his special adviser on migrant affairs, Hernández oversees Fox’s proposed Guestworker Program, issues involving the treatment of Mexican migrants in the United States and guarantees for safe remittances to Mexico from migrants in U.S. — which are estimated to be between $6 billion and $7 billion annually.

The son of U.S. and Mexican parents, Hernández currently is on leave from his work as a professor of arts and humanities and the director of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. His current post brings him to the United States frequently and, on this occasion, he has specifically requested an opportunity to talk with University students.

Cosponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the department of sociology, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, this speaking engagement is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Professor Peter Ward at (512) 471-6302 or peter.ward@mail.utexas.edu