Integrating Immigrants

August 9, 2018
Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump's decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017.

In a presentation on Integrating Immigrants given at the University of California, San Diego, Mary C. Waters paints a comprehensive and compelling picture of the immigrant experience in the United States. As the chair of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on immigration integration, she explains that while many aspects of immigrants’ lives improve over time and across generations, there are other significant challenges that remain. She highlights the key issues in this conversation with John Skrentny (Ph.D. 1994 Harvard Sociology), the co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego.