Caitlin Patler and Altaf Saadi Published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

March 10, 2021

This recent research investigates the role that immigrant detention centers have in spreading infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. Patler and Saadi find that of those who are detained, 42.5% had at least 1 chronic condition. This, coupled with the poor living standards of detention centers, can increase the spread and severity of COVID-19 infections. 

To learn more about the research, read the full publication here.

Caitlin Patler, Erin Hamilton, and Jo Hale get their research published in the American Behavioral Scientist Journal

March 10, 2021

The research investigates the relationship between an immigrant's legal status and their projected socioeconomic status. To explore this relationship, Patler, Hamilton, and Hale compare earnings of immigrants with DACA to those without. What they found was that recipients of DACA were expected to be in a higher socioeconomic class than non-receiving immigrants. 

To learn more about this relationship between legal and socioeconomic status, read the full research here

Research by Santiago Pérez Published in The Economic Journal

March 02, 2021

In his recent publication, Santiago Pérez contrasts the lives of Italian immigrants who moved to Argentina versus the United States during the Age of Mass Migration. He finds that Italians assimilated much faster when migrating to Argentina than they did the United States. The Italians' higher human capital relative to the Argentinians and the similarities in the languages of Italian and Spanish are the main reasons for ease of assimilation.

Research Coauthored by Giovanni Peri Published in the American Economics Review Journal

March 02, 2021

The study examined the consequences of Swiss legislation that granted European cross-broder workers free access to the Swiss labor market. As expected, they found that foreign employment increased substantially. Also, the increase in this labor supply was accompanied by an increase in labor demand, which led to higher wages for highly educated Swiss workers. 

To learn more about the findings, read the full publication here.

The Work of Juan Antonio del Monte and Robert McKee Irwin Published in Two Journals

February 28, 2021

Juan Antonio del Monte and Robert McKee Irwin recently had their paper "Migrant autonomy and wilfulness amidst the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic at the Tijuana border" published in two journals. The research focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of immigrants who desire to cross the US-Mexico border. 

New Publication co-authored by Santiago Perez featured by the American Economic Association

February 02, 2021

The paper "Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the United States over Two Centuries", co-authored by Santiago Perez, which finds that the children of immigrants have much higher rates of upward mobility than their U.S.-born counterparts was published in the American Economic Review. The paper was also featured by the American Economic Association in their most recent Chart of the Week series. 

Raquel Aldana's Paper "Border Solutions from the Inside"

January 25, 2021

GMC Affiliate Raquel Aldana's essay discusses the potential solutions to the migration challenges of Central America's Northern Triangle that can be easily undertaken by the Biden Administration.

New Migrant Narrative: Australian Detention Centers and Immigration Policies

December 08, 2020

A new Migrant Narrative by Linn Normand, Ellen Opsal, and Ali Doriani features the story of Ali Doriani, an Iranian cartoonist who was forced into mandatory detention as a result of Australia's immigration policies, highlighting the need for reform. 


Read the full Migrant Narrative here.

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.

Read here.

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.

Read the paper 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.

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: