News Mentions/Interviews

Publication by Giovanni Peri and Gaetano Basso Featured by the White House

GMC Director Giovanni Peri and affiliate Gaetano Basso had their publication featured in a White House article detailing the benefits of extending permanent legal status to unauthorized immigrants. Peri and Basso discovered that immigrants in the United States have a higher mobility response to local economic conditions than natives. This, as the White House argues, could contribute to increases in productivity of local economies. 

Kevin Johnson featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

GMC affiliate Kevin Johnson was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article which discusses the Biden administration's initiative to replace "alien" with "non-citizen" and components of the new border policy. Johnson is observed supporting the change in verbiage, pointing out that "alien" implies something which is not human and thus not entitled to human rights. The change in verbiage is the preliminary step in ensuring the fair treatment of migrants.

Brad Jones for Lifegate Italy

GMC Affiliate Brad Jones' news mentions about migrant deaths in Arizona continue to proliferate. This time he finds his comments on the situation featured in Lifegate Italy. For our readers who are fluent or aspire fluency in the Italian language, we encourage you to give it a read! 

Click here for the original article.

Research by Justin Wiltshire Referenced in Testimony This Week Before the US Congressional Joint Economic Committee

Wiltshire's Paper "Walmart Supercenters and Monopsony Power: How a Large, Low-Wage Employer Impacts Local Labor Markets" was mentioned in a testimony by Kate Bahn before the US Congressional Joint Economic Committee last Wednesday. Wiltshire's research was used in the testimony as evidence of how large employers enjoy a greater degree of liberty in setting wages in rural, low-density areas. 

Brad Jones for BBC, Spectrum News 1, Telemundo Arizona, and KTAR News

Brad Jones was interviewed by a plethora of news outlets to discuss the historically deadly month of June for migrants in Arizona. Though June had a markedly high number of deaths for migrants, Jones suggest that the trends for June may not be anomalous: the coming summer months could prove to be equally fatal.

To hear Jones talk about the deaths of migrants in June and possible implications, find the links to the news outlets below.

BBC (minute 49:20)

Brad Jones for AZ Central

GMC Affiliate Brad Jones' commentary on Border Patrol prevention by deterrence policies was featured as part of an AZ Central article on the effect of record heat on migration deterrence policy and its alternatives.

Click here to read the article.

Daniel Costa for Yubanet

GMC Visiting Scholar Daniel Costa was recently featured as a guest writer for YubaNet, giving his commentary on a Supreme Court order that makes it more difficult for farmworkers to unionize. 

To understand his stance in full, click here,

Raquel Aldana for ImmigrationProf Blog

GMC Affiliate Raquel Aldana was recently featured on ImmigrationProf giving her commentary on US immigration policies amid the backdrop of her experiences providing legal orientation to asylum seekers at the border.

To read her entire analysis, click here.