Op-ed/Articles

Humanizing Deportation featured by NPR's Outside/In

August 25, 2020

Robert McKee Irwin's Humanizing Deportation project recently provided consulting for National Public Radio "Outside/In" program on "The Darién Gap", a notoriously perilous section of the migrant trail between Colombia and Panamá, where many migrants and asylum seekers pass on their northward journey, in hopes of reaching the US-Mexico border.

"Op-Ed: Want more American jobs? Reopen America to foreign workers" featured in LA Times

August 24, 2020

Despite the Trump Administration's effort to protect American jobs by closing off the United States to foreign workers, economic research shows foreign workers of all skill levels to be drivers of the U.S. economy. A new LA Times op-ed by Giovanni Peri and Chad Sparber was released today and cites multiple studies that show the importance of foreign-born workers as drivers of the U.S. economy, a counterpoint to the Trump Administration's efforts to halt the influx of foreign workers in April and June. 

Raquel Aldana featured in ImmigrationProf

July 17, 2020

In a post on ImmigrationProf, featured GMC affiliate Raquel Aldana of the UC Davis School of Law details the recent attempts by the Trump administration to dismantle the methods of litigation being used to protect asylum laws in the United States.

Read the full feature on ImmigrationProf here.

Giovanni Peri cited by Forbes

May 14, 2020

GMC Director Giovanni Peri's research was recently featured in a Forbes article on the potential halt to H1-B visas and their affect on U.S. job growth.

Read the article here.

New Paper published in Social Problems by GMC Faculty

May 04, 2020

Global Migration Center faculty Erin Hamilton, Caitlin Patler, and Robin Savinar have a new paper in Social Problems, one of Sociology's top journals: "Transition into Liminal Legality: DACA's Mixed Impacts on Education and Employment among Young Adult Immigrants in California."

Giovanni Peri's article "Immigrant Swan Song" featured by the IMF

March 02, 2020

Giovanni Peri's article on the effects of immigration on the labor markets and population growth rates of the Global North was featured in the International Monetary Fund's magazine F&D. The article also was paired with a brief podcast available online. The content featured in the article ties into last week's Immigration Fact which noted the net decrease in immigration rates and low-skilled immigration in the United States. 

Robert Irwin's article "Thickening Borders Across Mexico: Follow-Up Stories From The Caravan” Featured in Latinx Talk

February 04, 2020

The departure of a large caravan of Central American migrants from Honduras, whose journey into and through Mexico received constant and often sensationalized global media coverage and generated often hostile political rhetoric in both the US and Mexico, has turned out to represent a transformative juncture in the dynamics of migration in North America.

Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article on the Effect of Deportation on Crime Featured in Econofact

December 13, 2019
Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article "Does Deporting Immigrants Lower Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities" was recently featured in Econofact. The goal of reducing crime has been cited as one justification for policies that increase the government's ability to deport immigrants. But there are different — and conflicting — ways in which increasing deportations could impact crime.

Caitlin Patler and Leah Hibel's Article on the Administration's New Guidelines for Child Detention Published in the New York Times

August 27, 2019
In this article, Professors Caitlin Patler and Leah Hibel discuss last week's announcement by the Trump administration on a new regulation that would allow the government to indefinitely detain migrant families who cross the border. If it goes into effect, it would terminate an agreement known as the Flores settlement to ensure that children are kept in the least restrictive setting possible, receive certain standards of care, have access to lawyers, and are generally released within 20 days.