11/8/19, New York Times: In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration
11/7/19, Immigration Impact: Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum
11/6/19, New York Times: U.S. Must Provide Mental Health Services to Families Separated at Border
11/5/19, Miami Herald: Here’s what Florida could gain by granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants
11/5/19, Washington Post: Chad Wolf to take over at DHS, but Senate needs to confirm him for different job first
11/4/19, Reuters: U.S. not ‘safe’ for refugees, rights groups argue in Canadian court
11/4/19, Washington Post: The migrant debt cycle
11/4/19, Immigration Impact: What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban?
11/4/19, NBC News: Trump administration weighs restricting asylum-seekers from working
11/1/19, Salt Lake Tribune: Gov. Gary Herbert wants more refugees to resettle in Utah
11/7/19, New York Times: How to Beat Trump on Immigration
11/7/19, The Atlantic: The Fragility of Immigrants’ Constitutional Protections
11/4/19, Los Angeles Times: Opinion: The Trump administration resettled zero refugees last month. That’s not good
Freedom for Immigrants: Immigration Detention is Psychological Torture: Strategies for Surviving Our Fight for Freedom
In its report, “Immigration Detention is Psychological Torture: Strategies for Surviving Our Fight for Freedom,” Freedom for Immigrants documents nearly 2,000 instances of emotional distress caused or exacerbated by the isolation inherent in the U.S. immigration detention system. Examples of these psychological, and sometimes physical, assaults include an inability to connect with family or attorneys, transfers away from communities of support, solitary confinement, extreme temperatures, attacks on religious practices, and other forms of abuse by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
Refugee Studies Centre: The Map is Not the Territory: Story-making, Place and Performance | Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2019 (audio)
Refugee Studies Centre: Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State | A lecture by Dawn Chatty (video)
The mass influx of peoples into Syria over the last 150 years, including Circassians, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Armenian, Albanians, Kosovars, created a modern nation of great cultural hybridity. Until recently this was the source of its openness to contemporary waves of forced migrants including Palestinians, Lebanese, and Iraqis. Now with the tables turned Syrians have sought refuge and sanctuary among its neighbouring states. This lecture examines the history of Syria – Bilad-al-Sham – in the late Ottoman Empire and since World War One as it welcomed refugees and other uprooted peoples from across the region. It also draws some provisional conclusions regarding displaced Syrians contemporary welcome in neighbouring states.
Migration Policy Institute: Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the United States
Migration Policy Institute: 16th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference (audio recordings of sessions)