2018-2019 News

Caitlin Patler's Commentary on DACA Featured in Dallas News

May 16, 2019
In a Dallas News article, Assistant Professor of Sociology Caitlin Patler said that DACA’s creation in June 2012 may have allowed recipients to ease up on their fears of deportation and focus on their work and futures

Zachariah Rutledge Interviewed by the Western Farm Press About Farm Labor Issues in California

May 15, 2019
“As a Ph.D. student I had already worked on some immigration issues in my studies, and when this topic surfaced I began looking deeper into the issue and realized that we lacked a lot of good information to properly examine and fully explore the issue,” Rutledge told Western Farm Press in a telephone interview. “I contacted the California Farm Bureau which had conducted a survey in 2017. I felt like we needed to add additional questions to the survey to get a broader picture of the issue, and the CFB agreed to partner with us to conduct the 2019 updated survey.”

Zachariah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor's Research on Farm Labor Shortages Featured on Capital Public Radio

April 30, 2019

California farmers are facing a serious shortage of labor according to a new report by the California Farm Bureau.  A survey showed that almost six out of 10 farmers were unable to hire all the workers they needed at some point in the past 5 years. Many of those farmers said shortages were worse the past two years, even though 86 percent of farmers said they had raised wages.

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Giovanni Peri's research referenced in a recent article published by The Hornet Newspaper

April 18, 2019
The economic impact of immigration has been highly debated within the last two decades as the issue of illegal immigration is constantly brought to attention and ways to resolve the issue are proposed, yet hardly ever implemented. Professor Giovanni Peri and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, agree that immigration has slight marginal gains as a whole, while recognizing that it does have negative impacts for some.