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UCPromISE Applications now Open

September 16, 2020

The UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) is pleased to announce the second call for proposals for UC faculty small research grants.

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.

Stacey Fahrenthold awarded Arab American Book Award

September 08, 2020

Stacy D. Fahrenthold's book, Between the Ottomans and the Entente, was awarded an Arab American Book Award by the Arab American National Museum. From the announcement:"Drawing on transnational sources from migrant activists, this wide-ranging work reveals the degree to which Ottoman migrants "became Syrians" while abroad and brought their politics home to the post-Ottoman Middle East."

View the announcement here.

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. 

Stacy Fahrenthold appointed co-editor for Mashriq & Mahjar

August 20, 2020

GMC Affiliate Stacy Fahrenthold was recently appointed co-editor of Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies. From the announcement:

Fahrenthold’s research blends migration and borderlands approaches to social history, drawing on informal archives to critique the production of place-based histories...Fahrenthold brings to the journal her wide-ranging and highly-regarded scholarship, editorial experience, and innovative ideas.

Philip Martin and Daniel Costa featured in the New York Times

August 20, 2020

GMC Affiliate Philip Martin and visiting scholar Daniel Costa's commentary on the impact of H-2A visas were both recently cited in an article, "The Scramble to Pluck 24 Billion Cherries in Eight Weeks", detailing the conditions faced by seasonal workers amid the pandemic. 

Read the full article here.

New Visiting Scholar

August 20, 2020

We are excited to welcome a new visiting scholar for the academic year 2020-2021. Daniel Costa is an attorney and the Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute(EPI). Costa’s areas of research include a wide range of labor migration issues, including governance of temporary labor migration programs, both high- and less-skilled migration, worksite enforcement, and immigrant workers’ rights, as well as farm labor, global multilateral processes related to migration, and refugee and asylum issues. 

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.

Read the paper here.

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 featured in BBC Mundo

July 13, 2020

GMC Director Giovanni Peri was recently interviewed by BBC Mundo as part of an article discussing the impact of Mexican workers on the U.S. economy. 

Read the article(In Spanish) here.

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.

Read here.

Robert Irwin featured in Milenio and Alianzatex

June 27, 2020

GMC Deputy Director Robert Irwin's research in conjunction with El Colegio del Frontera Norte on the impact of COVID-19 on migrant populations in Tijuana was featured recently in two Mexican newspapers, Milenio and Alianzatex. 

Read the Milenio article(in Spanish) here.

Read the Alianzatex article(in Spanish) here.

New Post on ImmigrationProf by Kevin R. Johnson

June 26, 2020

GMC Affiliate Kevin R. Johnson has recently published an entry on the blog ImmigrationProf detailing the specifics of immigration-based Supreme Court decisions and upcoming cases in 2019 and 2020. 

Read the full post here:

New Article by Robert Irwin published by El Colegio De La Frontera Norte

June 19, 2020

An article by GMC Deputy Director Robert Irwin and Juan Antonio Del Monte was published recently as part of El Colegio De La Frontera Norte's Documentos de la Contingencia series, a set of interdisciplinary articles detailing the various impacts of the current COVID-19 Pandemic on migrants. The article details the impacts of sanitary measures on migrants in Tijuana and outlines suggested plans of action to help combat problems with sanitation, logistics, and legislation.