Immigration to the United States is a complex demographic phenomenon that has been
a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history
of the United States. As such, it is often the subject of significant public and political
debate, with questions about the size of inflows, the role of immigrants in the labor
market, enforcement and humanitarian admission policies, and benefits and costs. In
2014 more than 42.4 million immigrants resided in the U.S. according to American Community
Survey (ACS) data. This is 13.3 percent of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million.
This presentation we will offer a personal look at immigration that moves beyond statistics
by highlighting the stories of three immigrants to the U.S. The goal of this presentation
is to identify common threads of the immigrant experience as well as highlight the
uniqueness of individual immigrant experiences.
Panelists will include Robert Casanova, MD, Associate Professor, Medical Clerkship
Director, & Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences, TTUHSC; Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice
Provost for International Affairs, TTU & former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia; and Jihane
Saed, MSN, RN, Instructor, School of Nursing Undergraduate program, TTUHSC.
For frequently requested statistics on immigrants and immigration in the U.S., please
visit the Migration Policy Institute website.
Want to reserve your meal?
Bring a large bottle of glue or 2 glue sticks to the Office of Global Health (2B410)
prior to the day of the lecture and we’ll reserve a meal for you!!!!
The Office of Global Health (OGH) will be collecting supplies for the special needs
school in Jinotega, Nicaragua. The special needs school serves children throughout
the Jinotega region who live with various special needs including deafness, autism,
and Downs Syndrome.