Media Advisory: Talk on how immigrants are integrating in the U.S.

ATTENTION: Reporters covering immigration, U.S. domestic and international affairs and the 2016 presidential campaign

WHAT: A panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, about a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine about how immigrants are integrating into U.S. society. The report, issued in September and widely covered in the news media, found that the newest waves of immigrants are assimilating into American society – across a broad range of measures – faster than previous generations. However, the report also found that undocumented immigrants and those with a precarious legal status were slower to integrate, and at a higher risk for mental illnesses.

WHEN: 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27

WHERE: Sproul Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., at the intersection of Piedmont and Bancroft avenues. See campus map.


  • Mary Waters, sociology professor at Harvard University, chair of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on the Integration of Immigrants into American Society and co-author of the report.
  • Irene Bloemraad, sociology professor at UC Berkeley, a member of the NAS Committee on the Integration of Immigrants into American Society and also a co-author of the report. Click here for a Q & A with Bloemraad
  • Tyche Hendricks, editor with KQED radio’s California Report and author of The Wind doesn’t need a Passport.
  • Meng So, director of UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program

NOTE: The panel is being sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop and the Scholars Strategy Network. Credentialed news media wishing to attend the event should RSVP to Esther Cho at