USF Law Prof and Immigration Law Clinic Head, Bill Hing Will Open Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 Conference at Stanford | USF in the News | Scoop.it

The Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids. 

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According to a study at the Pew Research Center, one of every eight children in California has an undocumented parent.

 

“Policies that would remove those parents would probably be the biggest social disruption that we’ve seen in this country,” said [Fernando] Mendoza. “We need to have experts discuss these things so that we can have clarity about what the effects of national immigration policies might be.”

 

Immigration experts Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center, and Bill Hing, a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, will kick off the conference by outlining immigrant family demographics and the legal system for enforcing immigration policy.

 

They will be followed by panels of experts from Stanford and other academic institutions, policymakers and leaders in local health and educational systems.

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[via http://med.stanford.edu/news/]