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UT Arlington experts available to discuss immigration issues

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Media Contact: Bridget Lewis, Office:817-272-3317, Cell:214-577-9094,

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Experts at The University of Texas at Arlington are available to discuss a host of topics relating to immigration reform and security at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

To arrange interviews, please contact a media relations representative or call (817) 272-2761.


Alex del Carmen
Chair, Department of  Criminology & Criminal Justice

Del Carmen studies law enforcement perceptions of gang activity at the Texas/Mexico border, ethnicity and crime.

Christian Zlolniski
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Zlolniski studies Mexican immigration, labor and Latino immigrants’ rights in the U.S.

Dale Story
Professor, Department of Political Science

Story studies Latin American politics, with emphasis on Mexico and Central America, immigration reform and the Constitution.

Diane Mitschke
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Mitschke studies social and cultural issues that lead immigrants to access mental healthcare, as well as the health care and mental health care that is provided to immigrant women.

John Jacob Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Rodriguez studies the U.S.-Mexico border violence/gang problem, consequences of U.S. immigration policies and practices.

Jose Gutierrez
Professor, Department of Political Science

Gutierrez studies immigration, public policy and the Mexican American community, politics of Mexican Americans, and leadership.

Kenyon Zimmer
Assistant Professor, Department of History

Zimmer studies immigration the history of immigration and illegality in America.

Maria Trache
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Trache can provide a view on the path to immigration for international students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs. She studies the socioeconomic integration of highly educated immigrants in Canada, pursuing post-secondary education in the host country and language barriers.  


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