Episcopal Church statement on Texas Gov. Abbott’s decision to reject refugee resettlement


1/17/20, Guardian: ‘Moria is a hell’: new arrivals describe life in a Greek refugee camp

1/16/20, AP: AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

1/16/20, ABC News: In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

1/16/20, Guardian: Inside Trump’s tent immigration courts that turn away thousands of asylum seekers

1/15/20, CNN: Judge blocks Trump’s executive order on refugee resettlement

1/15/20, Washington Monthly: The Trump Administration Just Quietly Deported 25 Cambodian Immigrants

1/15/20, New York Times: Migrant Caravan Embarks From Honduras, Posing Challenge to Region

1/15/20, Vox: Can populist economics coexist with pro-immigrant policies?

1/14/20, Reuters: Guatemala’s New President Takes Office Under U.S. Pressure on Asylum

1/14/20, The Verge: DNA from detained immigrants will change the nature of the FBI’s genetic database

1/14/20, Reuters: El Salvador’s Top Anglican Bishop Urges U.S. to Not Deport Son

1/14/20, New York Times: House to Investigate Policy That Ships Asylum Seekers to Mexico

1/14/20, San Diego Union-Tribune: Judge orders attorney access for migrants who fear Remain in Mexico return

1/14/20, Fort Worth Star Telegram: Fort Worth groups express disappointment over Governor Abbott’s refugee decision

1/14/20, New York Times: Trump Plans to Divert Additional $7.2 Billion From Military to Wall

1/13/20, Texas Tribune: Gov. Greg Abbott, a Catholic, draws criticism over new refugee ban from Texas’ Catholic bishops

1/12/20, Washington Post: Not on form, but brawl over citizenship question continues

1/11/20, Houston Chronicle: This refugee family fled Congo. In Houston they grow organic vegetables.

1/10/20, Vox: Texas just became the first state to shut the door on refugees

1/10/20, Washington Post: White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

1/10/20, Vox: Trump says most asylum seekers don’t show up for their court hearings. A new study says 99% do.

1/9/20, Idaho State Journal: Sen. Guthrie plans bill to enable undocumented aliens to earn driving privileges

Feb. 2020, Reason: Indian Immigrants Are Saving Canadian Hockey


1/17/20, New York Times: Injustice on Repeat

1/16/20, Boston Globe: I’m a Dreamer. Ask my 80+ employees if I should be deported

1/16/20, New York Times: I’m a Liberal Who Thinks Immigration Must Be Restricted

1/15/20, The Oregonian: Opinion: Why we’re challenging Trump’s immigration proclamation

1/14/20, Courier-Journal: Opinion: Kentucky’s anti-immigration bill isn’t just wrong. It’s cruel

1/12/20, Philadelphia Inquirer: We’re deporting people back to gangs. What about offering refuge and aid? | Opinion

1/12/20, Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: California’s first attempt to pass anti-immigrant laws dates back to the Gold Rush


1/14/20, CATO Institute: Immigrant and Native Consumption of Means‐​Tested Welfare and Entitlement Benefits in 2016: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation

“Native-born Americans consume, on an average per capita basis, more welfare and entitlement benefits than immigrants. The dollar differences are most pronounced for the entitlement programs of Medicare and Social Security benefits, which are the two largest programs in the American welfare state. The largest percentage difference in per capita welfare consumption is between working-age immigrants and working-age native-born Americans. Although immigrants, on a per capita basis, consume more Medicaid and SSI than native-born Americans, those are the exceptions.”

January 2020, Migration Policy Institute: Rebuilding Community after Crisis: Striking a New Social Contract for Diverse Societies (Transatlantic Council Statement)

This Transatlantic Council on Migration report, which concludes a research series on rebuilding community after crisis, explores how unplanned migration spikes have unsettled the main institutions of liberal democracies and exposed the limits of integration strategies that are leaving many newcomers struggling to find their place in highly organized labor markets and skill-intensive economies.