This conference marked two golden anniversaries of events that occurred within a day of each other half a century ago—the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act) and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the University of California, Irvine—by bringing together distinguished scholars, journalists, historians and lawyers to discuss immigration policy in the United States. Speakers discussed the past, present and future of immigration policy, examining the shift from the inclusionary vision of the 1965 Act to the enforcement patterns we see today.



Reason and Hyperbole in the Immigration Debate



The Past is Ever Present



The Empire of Suffering:
Further Thoughts on Mass Migration in the Age of Dystopia



"The Future is Ever Present" -
Part One: The Great Expulsion



"The Future is Ever Present" -
Part Two: The Politics of Citizenship