Hiroshi Motomura–Southern Festival Of Books


Following his presentation inside the Sentate Chambers author Hiroshi Motomura signed copies of book,”Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States” at the Southern Festival of Books, in Nashville, October 9, 2010

With the controversy surrounding the question of immigration, and the appropriate directions U.S. and state policies should follow, a hot political topic, today’s presentation by author Hiroshi Motomura was both timely and significant. Speaking inside the Tennessee State Senate Chamber, Motomoru discussed recent developments affecting immigration law as he expounded on excerpts from his book, “Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States.” As a guest speaker at the 16th annual Southern Festival Of Books, Motomura shed valuable light and insight on this divisive and confusing subject.

Hiroshi Motomura is a professor at UCLA. He is an influential scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law. His work is known and respected by law makers across the country and in the nation’s capitol. Following the 2006 publication of “Americans in Waiting” Senator Edward Kennedy stated “Hiroshi Motormura’s portrait of immigration history in the United States is as poignant as it is precise.” Senator Kennedy went on to say that Motomura’s book “emphasizes the need to treat lawful immigrants more inclusively, and welcome them as future citizens who will help revitalize the American Dream for future generations, as they have done throughout history.

“Americans in Waiting” by Hiroshi Motomura is available here for online purchase and review.

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