Publications

Santiago Perez's Publication "Income Mobility in the Families of Immigrants and US Natives" Recently Featured in NBER Digest

February 01, 2020
Analyzing waves of immigrants to the United States between 1880 and 2015, Ran Abramitzky, Leah Platt Boustan, Elisa Jácome, and Santiago Pérez find that sons of first-generation immigrants have greater upward income mobility rates than sons of US-born parents. This mobility gap is observed throughout more than 100 years of data and does not vary significantly over time, despite extreme changes in the immigrants' countries of origin and in US immigration policies.

Robert Irwin's coedited issue of Tabula Rasa "Global Border Industrial Complexes: Genealogies, Epistemologies, Sexualities", available in its entirety here: https://www.revistatabularasa.org/numero33/

January 07, 2020
Complejos industriales fronterizos globales: genealogías, epistemologías, sexualidades Coeditors: Cristina Jo Pérez, Robert McKee Irwin, John Guzmán Aguilar This portfolio brings together essays focusing on the notion of the Border Industrial Complex from a variety of comparative historical and geographical perspectives that look beyond the most obvious collaborations of the state and private sectors in comparative border securitization, identifying a wide range of elements that contribute to and benefit from systems of border control.

Recent Research by Santiago Perez on Economic Success of Second Generation Immigrants

October 30, 2019

In a new working paper, joint with Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan and Elisa Jacome, Center Affiliate Santiago Perez analyzes millions of father-son pairs spanning more than 100 years of U.S. history to show that children of poor immigrants from nearly every sending country have had greater success climbing the economic ladder than children of similarly poor fathers born in the United States. Moreover, the analysis documents that immigrants today are no slower to move into the middle class than immigrants from 100 years ago.

Working Paper "The Labor Market Effects of Mexican Repatriations: Longitudinal Evidence from the 1930s" Co-authored by Giovanni Peri Posted on NBER

October 29, 2019
This paper examines the labor market consequences of an extensive campaign repatriating around 400,000 Mexicans in 1929-34. Using a repeated cross section of county level data, it finds attenuated and non-significant employment effects and amplified wage downgrading. It shows that this is due to selective in- and out-migration of natives.

Kevin R. Johnson and Leticia M. Saucedo's Co-edited "From the Bookshelves: Understanding Immigration Law Third Edition" Recently Published

August 19, 2019
The third edition of Understanding Immigration Law by Kevin R. Johnson, Raquel Aldana, Bill Ong Hing, Leticia M. Saucedo, Enid Trucios-Haynes lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law.

Bradford Jones' Co-authored Article "Effects of belief versus experiential discrimination on race-based linked fate" Published on Taylor & Francis Online

August 16, 2019
Using the 2016 Collaborative Multiracial Post-election Survey, we test the argument both beliefs and experiences with discrimination can affect racial attitudes by comparing how the relationship between beliefs/experiential discrimination and race-based linked fate differs across Black, Latino, Asian, and White Americans.