Past Events

See below for brief reports of past events.

Upcoming Events

18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

The author will be speaking on a panel at the 18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on September 28; check this site for registration and scheduling information: Migration Policy Events.

National Immigrant Integration Conference

On Oct 4, the author will be speaking at the National Immigrant Integration Conference on a mainstage plenary session. Time TBD but check this page for specifics and registration information: NIIC New American Dreams.

Defending & Advancing The Rights of Immigrants

On October 13, the author will be speaking at an event as part of the prestigious, Houston-based Rothko Chapel’s social justice series. To register, click here: Rothko Chapel Event Registration.

Book Charla

The author will be participating in a “Book Charla” series sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy on October 14. Registration details forthcoming but interested readers can check this site: Book Charla – HIP for further developments.


As new events are scheduled, they will be posted here.

Overcoming Xenophobia

On April 27 the author joined Bob Worsley, former AZ GOP State Senator and author of “The Horseshoe Virus” to discuss the modern anti-immigrant movement’s origins, evolution, impact on current debates, and ways to address it at an online event sponsored by the Migrant Immigrant and Refugee Rights Alliance. 

Ending Violence Against Mexican American Communities Discussion

On January 21 at 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central, the author joined Sylvia Acosta of the YWCA-El Paso and professor and author Roberto Rodriguez at the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute’s “Ending Violence Against Mexican American Communities” panel to discuss how current white nationalist and police violence against Latinos has deep roots in the American southwest. The session was streamed on Facebook Live. Watch the discussion below.

National Immigrant Integration Conference

The author spoke on a panel of immigrant rights leaders at National Immigrant Integration Conference Main Stage Plenary Session: “Essential Is All of Us: Rebuilding our Economy and Communities in the Age of Covid,” on December 9, 2020, discussing how immigrant restrictions in the safety net are rooted in structural racism. A recording of the event can be found by clicking here.

HOLA America: Book Virtual Discussion

On October 1, the Midwest-based multi-media company HOLA America, consulting firm Carmona Strategic Solutions, and the Iowa Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosted a virtual conversation on the book, focusing on the roles played by LULAC, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) played in shaping the last, historic round of immigration reforms. The event generated coverage by Iowa National Public Radio; the story can be found by clicking here.