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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • Latin American Immigration Asylum and Representation Focus of 2017 Greenleaf ConferenceOn April 14-15, 2017, the LAII will hold its annual Greenleaf Symposium on Latin America and provide the opportunity to explore critical issues in Latin American immigration by focusing on asylum cases and the need for effective representation therein. [Read more...]
  • LAII Receives Tinker Foundation Grant to Support Graduate Student ResearchThe LAII has been awarded a Field Research Grant by the Tinker Foundation. With matching funding from the LAII, the $45,000 multi-year grant will support graduate student field research in Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. [Read more...]
  • Students Welcomed at LAII Open House EventsStarting in Spring 2017, the LAII is holding monthly open house events to welcome its community of students, both those enrolled in the LAS program and others from across campus with a broader interest in Latin America. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Student Profile: Devon LaraAmong the newest MALAS Students whom the LAII welcome in Fall of 2016, Devon Lara is the first dual-degree MALAS and Master of Public Health student. She brings extensive experience in Latin America and personal experience to her studies. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Student Profile: Devon LaraNewly-hired Assistant Professor Jennifer Tucker is bringing more than just work experience to The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning. She has a passion for social justice she hopes to be able to spread throughout the New Mexico community. [Read more...]
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