Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Irresistible Forces

At long last, the book I wrote with my dad (John Weeks at San Diego State University) is officially out: Irresistible Forces: Explaining Latin American Migration to the United States and its Effects on the South, from University of New Mexico Press.  It makes the perfect gift for any occasion, and we all know Valentine's Day is coming up soon, or maybe a loved one's birthday.  Or, if you live in Charlotte, just make it a snow day treat for yourself.

3 comments:

boz 11:34 AM  

Congrats on the book. Let me know when there's a Kindle edition :)

Vicente Duque 1:59 PM  

"Jeb Bush represents the future of the Republican Party. But he doesn't represent the present" - Bush and Gingrich support comprehensive immigration reform, but the GOP does not, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a fan of Arizona-style immigration legislation.


The Republican Hispanic Conference in Miami, Florida, starts this Thursday Evening, January 13, 2011

NPR - National Public Radio
Jeb Bush Guides Republican Outreach To Latinos
by The Associated Press
MIAMI January 13, 2011

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132888548



Some excerpts :

"Jeb Bush represents the future of the Republican Party. But he doesn't represent the present," Rosenberg said.

Bush and Gingrich support comprehensive immigration reform, but GOP leadership must still satisfy those who want to focus solely on border security, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a fan of Arizona-style immigration legislation. That state passed a law last year that requires immigrants to carry papers proving they are in the country legally and requires police officers to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably believe might be in the country illegally. A judge has placed those provisions on hold pending hearings on their constitutionality.

Scott will be among the keynote speakers Thursday night at the conference in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables. Others include the co-chair, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, as well as Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

Coleman said he's proud of the diverse perspectives the conference will offer and hopes it leads to serious debate.

"So much of immigration is about tone," he said. Coleman added that newly elected Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez talk about immigration and border security "but in a tone that is helpful and respectful."

But neither Rubio nor Martinez will be at the conference, nor will newly elected Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Coleman said both Sandoval and Martinez come from faraway states and have just begun their jobs. Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos said the senator would be working on official business outside of South Florida but declined to release a public schedule for the day.
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Russell Bither-Terry 11:27 AM  

Congrats! Very cool to co-author with your father.

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