Op-ed/Articles

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.

Recent Article by Dean Kevin R. Johnson "The New Latinx 'Repatriation'? Removals, Criminal Justice, and the Efforts to Remove Latinx Peoples from the United States"

March 18, 2019
During the hard times of the Great Depression, state and local governments, with the support of the U.S. government, “repatriated” approximately one million persons of Mexican ancestry, including many U.S. citizen children as well as immigrant parents, to Mexico. Similarly, the U.S. government in 1954 in the military-style “Operation Wetback,” directed by a retired general, removed hundreds of thousands of persons of Mexican ancestry, including many U.S. citizen children, from the Southwest. Those discriminatory events have shaped the identities of Latinx people in the United States.