11/8/19, New York Times: In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration

11/8/19, NBC News: How an anti-immigrant ballot initiative mobilized Latinos — and turned California blue

11/7/19, NBC News: DACA has transformed young immigrants’ lives, a new report says. Will the Supreme Court save it?

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

11/5/19, Vox: The demise of America’s asylum system under Trump, explained

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, Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court Mulls Making It Easier to Deport Immigrants for Crimes

11/4/19, NBC News: Trump administration weighs restricting asylum-seekers from working

11/4/19, Chicago Tribune: This Chicago immigration attorney wanted a picture book about immigration for her kids. So she wrote one.

11/3/19, The Guardian: ‘I can’t believe I’m free’: the Canadian citizens ending the torment for Australia’s offshore refugees

11/2/19, AP: Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

11/1/19, ProPublica: Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. Experts Call That Dangerous.

11/1/19, Vox: A new study shows that even the poorest immigrants lift themselves up within a generation

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.

TRAC: Incomplete and Garbled Immigration Court Data Suggest Lack of Commitment to Accuracy

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)

With immigration a central plank of the Trump administration’s policy agenda, the 16th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, held in October 2019, featured analysis by top experts in and out of government regarding changing policies implemented at the U.S.-Mexico border, narrowing of asylum, cooperation with migrant-transit countries, and actions that could reduce legal immigration, including revisions to the public-charge rule.