2/27/20, Migration Policy Institute: Interlocking Set of Trump Administration Policies at the U.S.-Mexico Border Bars Virtually All from Asylum

2/27/20, New York Times: Why a Top Trump Aide Said ‘We Are Desperate’ for More Immigrants

2/27/20, New Humanitarian: How Mexico and Central America’s femicide epidemic drives and complicates the migrant crisis

2/27/20, New York Times: Immigrants Could Face Nearly $1,000 Charge to Appeal Deportation Orders

2/26/20, Roll Call: DHS expands programs that fast-track asylum process

2/26/20, New Hampshire Union Leader: Episcopal church transforms sanctuary into immigrant-focused art gallery

2/26/20, New York Times: Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants

2/26/20, NBC News: A record high: 1 in 10 eligible American voters are immigrants

2/26/20, NPR: Supreme Court Rules On Cross-Border Justice, Debates Free Speech On Immigration

2/26/20, New York Times: Tribal Nation Condemns ‘Desecration’ to Build Border Wall

2/25/20, Reuters: What Are ‘Sanctuary’ Cities and Why Is Trump Targeting Them?

2/25/20, Christian Post: Christian leaders speak out as Trump’s extended travel ban goes into effect

2/25/20, Houston Public Media: Harris County Approves Plan For Deportation Defense Fund

2/24/20, San Diego Union-Tribune: Protecting the most vulnerable: What it takes to make a case under the US asylum system

2/24/20, NPR: Immigrants React As Public Charge Rule Goes Into Effect

2/24/20, New York Times: As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge

2/24/20, ProPublica: The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

2/23/20, Axios: The real impact of Trump’s “public charge” immigration rule

2/22/20, New York Times: ‘He Turned Purple’: U.S. Overlooks Ill Asylum Seekers

2/21/20, AP: Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses


2/27/20, Immigration Impact: Undocumented, Black, and Unseen

2/24/20, New York Times: The New Wealth Test for Immigrants Is Un-American

2/24/20, Guardian: Immigrants built Britain. Now their Conservative children are disowning them

2/23/20, Guardian: Letters: Immigration and how we value low-paid work

2/22/20, New York Times Editorial Board: Syria’s Drawn-Out Agony


February 2020, Forced Migration Review: Cities and towns

Cities and towns are on the frontline of receiving and welcoming people who have been displaced. In this issue of FMR, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, representatives of cities and international city-focused alliances, and displaced people themselves debate the challenges facing both the urban authorities and their partners, and the people who come to live there. The issue also includes two ‘general’ articles on other topics.

Okafor, O. C. (2020).Refugee law after 9/11: sanctuary and security in Canada and the Us. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Refugee Law after 9/11 undertakes a detailed, systematic examination of available legal, policy, and empirical evidence to reveal a great irony: refugee rights were already so whittled down in both countries before 9/11 that there was relatively little room for negative change after the attacks. It also shows that the Canadian refugee law regime reacted to 9/11 in much the same way as its US counterpart, raising significant questions about the power of security relativism and the cogency of the Canadian and US national self-image. The author explores the logic behind changes in refugee law in Canada and the United States following 9/11 and up to the present, uncovering the reasons for the orientation of their respective refugee rights regimes in specific ways.

Migration Policy Centre: The Observatory of Public attitudes to Immigration (OPAM).

Observatory of Public attitudes to Immigration (OPAM) brings together and synthesises findings from a growing body of scientific research in political science on attitudes to immigration. The Scientific Hub created an interactive web tool that allows you to see the effect of diverse factors on attitudes to immigration. The Hub draws from all relevant articles published in the top 20 journals in political science between 2009-2019. It allows for exploration of evidence that seeks to account for the factors that can influence attitudes to immigration.