EVENT: Mexican Cabinet Adviser for Migrant Affairs, Juan Hernandez, will deliver the keynote luncheon address as part of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s 25th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law. He will speak on Mexico-U.S. immigration policies and prospects for changes in the policies in light of the World Trade Center bombings of Sept. 11 and the new climate of border and homeland security.
WHEN: The keynote luncheon program will begin at 12:15 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 11). For press registration, contact Gay Dotin, (512) 232-1169. The luncheon costs $24, and seating is limited,with preference given to participants in the two-day conference, which costs $350 to attend. The conference will be held Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-12).
WHERE: Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, 200 S. Alamo St., San Antonio.
BACKGROUND: Hernandez is Mexico President Vicente Fox’s special adviser on migrant affairs. Most recently, Hernandez’s office has been dealing with hardships faced by citizens of Mexico and their families arising from the Sept. 11 World Trade Center bombing. As Fox’s special adviser on migrant affairs, Hernandez oversees negotiations on the Guestworker program which proposes that the United States allow an estimated three million Mexican nationals living and working in the United States illegally to become permanent legal residents. This program would recognize the labor of these workers as a vital part of the economies of Mexico and the United States.
CONTACT: Michael Esposito, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, (512) 232-1174. For information on the 25th Conference on Immigration and Nationality, including conference registration information, visit the School of Law Website.