Op-ed/Articles

Robert McKee Irwin Published in Inkstick

March 29, 2021

Biden's plan of comprehensive immigration reform generated grievances from many anti-immigrant activists and politicians. What is lost upon these critics is how the proposed legislation pertains to two separate populations of migrants: those who have been deported and those who seek asylum. Irwin illustrates that the difference between these two groups creates a necessary dissimilarity in the proposed policies of the Biden administration.

Giovanni Peri and Coauthors Published in VoxEu

March 26, 2021

European countries have faced a longstanding dilemma of how to best integrate refugees into their economies. Some countries elect to teach language skills to refugees while others opt to assist in job searching. The article published by Dr. Peri and coauthors investigates the impact of teaching language skills more closely. What they found was that providing language training greatly increased the employment rate and wage rate of refugees, along with many other benefits.

Robert McKee Irwin has Article Published in The Conversation, The Telegraph, and Virginia Mercury

March 26, 2021

Irwin discusses the potential ramifications of Biden's proposed immigration overhaul. The most recent legislative pieces aim to end the practice of separating immigrant families. To illustrate the devastating effects that splitting family can have, Irwin features accounts from two immigrants who have fallen victim to family separation.

To read the full article in The Conversation, click here

Daniel Costa Coauthors Op-Ed, Gets Featured in an Article by the Newsweek

March 02, 2021

The opinion-editorial is related to the recent minimum wage proposal by Senators Tom Cotton (R_Ark.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah). The proposal calls for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $10 per hour by 2025. Though it seems like a substantial increase from the current $7.25 per hour  , Costa shows that this minimum wage in real terms does not even surpass the minimum wage of the 1960s. Costa discusses how this would affect wage workers in the United States and how it relates to the economic outlook for immigrants.

Kevin Johnson Publishes Op-Ed and Gets Featured in Sacramento Bee and The Hill

February 28, 2021

Kevin Johnson got his op-ed featured on the website "The Conversation" last week. His editorial focuses on the the change in rhetoric regarding immigrants under the Biden administration. He argues that exchanging the word "alien" for "noncitizen" could dramatically influence Americans' views on the rights of noncitizens. This one-word shift, Johnson claims, could lead to huge changes in laws regarding immigration and civil rights. 

Op-Ed by Justin Wiltshire and Derek Rury featured in the Orlando Sentinel

February 08, 2021

A new op-ed by GMC Graduate Student Affiliates Justin Wiltshire and Derek Rury was featured in the Orlando Sentinel. They cite their paper on the economic effects of Puerto Rican migration after Hurricane Maria to outline how better immigration policy by the Biden Administration can be used to bolster the post-pandemic economic recovery. 

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. 

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 cited by Forbes

May 14, 2020

GMC Director Giovanni Peri's research was recently featured in a Forbes article on the potential halt to H1-B visas and their affect on U.S. job growth.

Read the article here.

New Paper published in Social Problems by GMC Faculty

May 04, 2020

Global Migration Center faculty Erin Hamilton, Caitlin Patler, and Robin Savinar have a new paper in Social Problems, one of Sociology's top journals: "Transition into Liminal Legality: DACA's Mixed Impacts on Education and Employment among Young Adult Immigrants in California."

Giovanni Peri's article "Immigrant Swan Song" featured by the IMF

March 02, 2020

Giovanni Peri's article on the effects of immigration on the labor markets and population growth rates of the Global North was featured in the International Monetary Fund's magazine F&D. The article also was paired with a brief podcast available online. The content featured in the article ties into last week's Immigration Fact which noted the net decrease in immigration rates and low-skilled immigration in the United States. 

Robert Irwin's article "Thickening Borders Across Mexico: Follow-Up Stories From The Caravan” Featured in Latinx Talk

February 04, 2020

The departure of a large caravan of Central American migrants from Honduras, whose journey into and through Mexico received constant and often sensationalized global media coverage and generated often hostile political rhetoric in both the US and Mexico, has turned out to represent a transformative juncture in the dynamics of migration in North America.

Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article on the Effect of Deportation on Crime Featured in Econofact

December 13, 2019
Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article "Does Deporting Immigrants Lower Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities" was recently featured in Econofact. The goal of reducing crime has been cited as one justification for policies that increase the government's ability to deport immigrants. But there are different — and conflicting — ways in which increasing deportations could impact crime.