New Migrant Narrative: Criminalization of Childhood Arrivals

October 20, 2020

A new Migrant Narrative by Graduate Student Affiliate Lizbeth de la Cruz and Robert Irwin uses the stories of two victims of deportation to shed light on the issues of migration law on childhood arrivals. The criminalization of undocumented youth through racial profiling and other structural issues often leads to deportation, placing victims in an unfamiliar country away from the life they've built.

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Caravaneros co-sponsored by Humanizing Deportation

September 16, 2020

Humanizando la Deportación(Humanizing Deportation), a multi-media project by GMC Deputy Director Robert Irwin, is cosponsor of the publication of Caravaneros, a testimonial dramatization of the voyage of the migrant caravan of fall 2018 from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to the US-Mexico border city of Tijuana by Honduran refugee Douglas Oviedo, who obtained political asylum in the United States last year. The book features an introduction, "La historia insólita de la caravana migrante de 2018 y del hondureño Douglas Oviedo," by Robert McKee Irwin and Aída Silva.

New Paper by Caitlin Patler published in Sociological Perspectives

July 27, 2020

Executive Committee member Caitlin Patler and UCI PhD candidate Gabriela Gonzalez published a new paper, "The Educational Consequences of Parental Immigration Detention", in Sociological Perspectives demonstrating the deleterious educational consequences of parental immigration detention. The paper is based on 104 multigenerational and multi-perspective interviews with detained immigrants, their spouses, and the young children they share.

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Humanizing Deportation featured in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia

July 02, 2020

A new publication on the Humanizing Deportation project by Robert Irwin was recently published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Latin American History. The publication focuses on the origins and execution of the project itself: the largest qualitative archive of its kind on the topic of deportation and its effects on migrant communities.

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Chunjie Zhang's Paper Released in Cambridge's European Review

April 01, 2020

Global Migration Center Affiliate Chunjie Zhang's paper, "Remembering Colonialism and Encountering Refugees: Decolonization in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone" was recently published online in Cambridge University's journal European Review. From the abstract:

Working Paper by Zachariah Rutledge Released

March 27, 2020

A new working paper by GMC Graduate Student Affiliate Zachariah Rutledge has been released. The paper discusses the future of the agricultural labor market in an increasingly digitized world and makes note of migration as a solution to agricultural labor shortages in developed countries. 

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IZA Discussion Paper Released

March 23, 2020

Global Migration Center affiliates Giovanni Peri, Derek Rury, and Justin C. Wiltshire have released a new IZA discussion paper, The Economic Impact of Migrants from Hurricane Maria.

Caitlin Patler's Paper, "'Citizens but for Papers'..." featured in Social Problems

March 04, 2020
GMC Affiliate Caitlin Patler's paper "'Citizens but for Papers:' Undocumented Youth Organizations, Anti-Deportation Campaigns, and the Reframing of Citizenship" was recognized by Social Problems, a top-rated sociology journal, as a "high impact article". It was also recognized as having been the second most cited article of 2018-2019.