News Mentions/Interviews

Giovanni Peri featured in BBC's Business Daily

March 02, 2020

Global Migration Center director Giovanni Peri was featured today in BBC's Business Daily podcast where he discussed the impact of tighter immigration policies on the U.S. labor market. The content discussed in the podcast relates to last week's Immigration Fact, which noted the net decline of immigration in general and especially among low-skilled individuals in the United States.

Listen to the podcast here.

Robert Irwin and Lizbeth De La Cruz featured in KPBS' Only Here Podcast

February 19, 2020

Humanizing Deportation and the Playas de Tijuana Mural Project, respectively run by Global Migration Center staff member Robert Irwin and Graduate Student Affiliate Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana are both being featured in this week's episode of "Only Here", a podcast run by San Diego's KPBS focusing on stories from the US-Mexican border.

Listen here. 

Giovanni Peri's Research on Immigration and Wages Featured in The Economist

February 13, 2020

In both 2018 and 2019 nominal wages rose by more than 3%, the fastest growth since before the recession a decade ago. Americans at the bottom of the labour market are doing especially well. In the past year the wages of those without a high-school diploma have risen by nearly 10%. Intriguingly, this has come as America has turned considerably less friendly to immigrants, who are assumed by many to steal jobs from natives and lower the wages of less-educated folk. The two phenomena may be connected—but only for a while.

Caitin Patler's Commentary on ICE Detention Featured in Knowable Magazine

January 24, 2020
“Tens of thousands of people are held for three to six months or longer, sometimes years at a time,” says Caitlin Patler, a sociologist at the University of California, Davis. “The size and scope of the detention program and the way it has grown since the 1970s is staggering, but we know very little about the impact on immigrants.”

Philip Martin's Commentary on CA Minimun Wage Increases and Agricultural Workers featured in BakersfieldNow Article

December 30, 2019
California's minimum wage will increase by one dollar on January 1, 2020, paying $13 an hour for larger businesses, and $12 an hour for businesses employing fewer than 25 employees. As wages rise, agricultural growers anticipate cutting back on overtime hours for their workers. Philip Martin, an agricultural labor economist at UC Davis, estimates that by 2022 for the average grocery bill of $45, a shopper would be about a dollar more a month.

Gabriel (Jack) Chin's Commentary on Trump's Travel Ban Featured in Spring Hill Insider

December 07, 2019
Gabriel “Jack” Chin, a UC Davis law professor and expert on immigration law, said that Robart could preclude an evidentiary hearing by deciding whether the executive order is discriminatory on its face, one way or the other. He said the Seattle judge will be moving onto “very, very tricky terrain” if he sides with the state of Washington’s lawyers that the president’s thinking needs to be investigated.