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Cambio Center News - March 2008

From the Center

Invitation to Cambio de Colores 2008 conference, April 7-9

The main annual activity of the Cambio Center is only a week away. The full conference program is available at the website.

Cambio Center Fellows are welcome to attend any sessions of the Cambio de Colores 2008 conference, and are especially encouraged to be present at the Welcome session (Monday April 7th, 1 PM and the keynote speaker closing session (Wednesday April 9th, 11 AM).  Please note that you will need to show an MU ID at the conference table and will be provided a temporary pass.

MU students are also welcome, and they will need to show an MU ID to enter and receive a Visitor’s pass.  If you are inviting your students to attend some conference sessions, please make sure to tell them that the conference packets and the food are only for registered participants.

The Cambio Center will be able to support a limited number of Center fellows who have not registered and would like to do so to attend most of the conference, receive a registration packet, and have access to the snacks and meals.  Please contact the Center if you are interested.

Some useful resources

Immigration Resource Inventory
Compiled by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, located at Iowa State University (15 pp., PDF).

Immigrants and the U.S. Economy
A list of publications surveying various aspects and myths regarding immigration, provided by the Immigration Policy Center.  Most of these documents contain extensive references on recent scholarship on economic and fiscal impact of immigrants, documented and undocumented.

USA Counties web tool by the Census Bureau
USA Counties features over 5,900 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2006 estimates and many items from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977 economic censuses.