A crucial impediment to constructive debate and discussion about immigration is the severe lack of knowledge about and acknowledgement of the facts, numbers and trends related to immigration. Many either do not know the facts about immigration, or choose to ignore the relevant numbers and trends. Our new series, Immigration Facts, aims to shine a light on one simple quantitative statistic in each installment, presenting it cleanly with quality data sources to back it up.
This workshop convenes historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and geographers, as well as media, literary, and legal scholars. Contributors are welcome to explore any periodization that they deem appropriate; geographic area and theoretical approach are also open. Deadline for submissions: 22 January 2020
Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Penn State Law School Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael Olivas led an effort resulting in the filing of a Supreme Court amici curiae brief on behalf of 124 immigration law scholars in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP assisted with the brief.
Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. The project blends Mexico’s rich history of muralists with what can loosely be called interactive or performance art on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Two nonprofit organizations have given University of California, Davis, School of Law a total of $1.15 million to help fund additional staff attorneys and further serve immigrants through its Immigration Law Clinic. “UC Davis School of Law greatly appreciates the support and confidence of Together Rising and the James Irvine Foundation,” said Professor Kevin R. Johnson. “Our amazing Immigration Law Clinic will have much-needed resources to provide legal assistance to immigrants in dire circumstances.”
The UC Berkeley Health Initiative of the Americas is collaborating with the Citizen Initiative for the Promotion of Dialogue Culture and other entities in Mexico in the implementation of an Online Certificate on Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Online sessions begin on August 14 for the Spanish version and August 22 for the English version and both end on December 5, 2019.
PIMSA, a collaborative research program between Mexico and the U.S., provides opportunities for research that contributes to the development of evidence-based policies affecting migrants and their health. PIMSA is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Research Awards and grants for graduate students related to migration and health topics. Please view the full announcement for application details and timelines.