Feb. 12, 2009
An informational program discussing the history and impact of immigration on the nation will be presented at Morningside College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the UPS auditorium in the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The public is invited to this free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Sam Clovis, professor and chair of the business administration and economics department at Morningside College, will be presenting “Immigration: The Past, the Present, and the Future.” The presentation will be based on his current research assignment for the Homeland Security Institute in Arlington, Va., where he serves as a fellow. He is currently developing public policy in support of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. His research portfolio is focused on homeland security national preparedness.
Clovis will be covering the facts and figures of immigration without a political twist, examining the cost of illegal immigration for the average taxpayer, the path to citizenship and events in the country’s history since 1986 legislation changes.
“The topic is controversial, emotional and complex. Anyone interested in the context and impact of illegal immigration in the country ought to be interested in the presentation,” said Clovis of the upcoming event.
Clovis began teaching at Morningside in 2005. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, a master's degree in business from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif., and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.