An ideal way to identify the consequences of foreign-born skilled labor flows would be to conduct an experiment in which foreign workers are randomly assigned to some “treated” local labor markets but not to other “untreated” markets.
Lily Balloffet is a doctoral student in the UC Davis History Department. She studies Latin America and the Middle East, and is currently writing her dissertation about Arabic-speaking immigrant communities in Argentina in the first half of the twentieth century.
An analysis of nationally representative panel data from rural Mexico, with observations in years 2002, 2007, and 2010, suggests that the same shift out of farm work that characterized U.S. labor history is well under- way in Mexico.
This study examines how local immigrant concentrations shape the migration behaviors of native-born whites and blacks, and how this relationship varies across traditional and non-traditional metropolitan gateways.
In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have gained a national reputation for targeting Latinos and unlawfully detaining, questioning, and arresting them for the sole purpose of investigating their immigration status, in violation of federal law.
Manolo Abella is currently helping COMPAS to develop short courses in Asia. These are particularly focussed on connecting academic research and labor migration policies and how this knowledge can best be organized for the training of senior government officials.
While comprehensive immigration reform flounders in the United States Congress, the presidential decree known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has now well passed its one year anniversary.