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David Kyle Featured in the Los Angeles Times and NBC Sand Diego

The article is an anecdote of a young, Guatemalan woman who was killed in a car crash on her way to find a better life in the United States. David Kyle, an expertise on human smuggling, was called upon to share his thoughts about the conditions for passengers in the vehicle.

To read David Kyle's comments in the LA Times, go to the main article here

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

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

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

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

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.

Research by Santiago Pérez Published in The Economic Journal

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

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.

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

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. 

Daniel Costa featured in Politico

Daniel Costa, director of Immigration Law and Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute and a UC Davis Global Migration Center affiliate, was featured in a Politico article discussing the recently proposed US Citizenship Act of 2021. Costa was cited discussing the current climate for immigrant farm laborers, pointing out that their lack of legal status leads to their mistreatment in the work force.

Daniel Costa Featured in the Wall Street Journal

In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, Costa was able to express his sentiments on the current situation of job vacancies created by restrictions on new foreign labor. An observable phenomenon during the pandemic is that unemployed Americans are largely disinterested in filling vacant job positions caused by a previous United States ban on new foreign workers. 

Ashish Shenoy Featured in WAMU Article

The study "Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries", co-authored by Ashish Shenoy, was the topic of discussion in a recent WAMU article about day-to-day life during the pandemic for countries across the globe. The study gathered data from 9 countries and 30,000 individuals. Its findings are key to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on developing countries.

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Natalia-Deeb Sossa Featured in the Davis Enterprise

Natalia-Deeb Sossa's research on immigrant farmworkers in the local county was featured heavily in an article on the Davis Enterprise. The testimonies she received from immigrant farm laborers paints a daunting image of the fear that these essential workers are facing during the pandemic. 

Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih and Chad Sparber featured in Forbes

Research by GMC Director Giovanni Peri, former Graduate Student Affiliate Kevin Shih, and External Affiliate Chad Sparber that shows foreign stem workers as responsible for 30 to 50 percent of the aggregate productivity growth in the US over a 20 year period was featured in a Forbes piece detailing the Trump administration's attempt at imposing restrictions on H1-B visas. 

Read the piece here