6/6/19, WBUR: Report: Trump’s Focus On Illegal Immigration Affects Thousands Of Lawful Immigrants In Massachusetts

6/5/19, Human Rights Watch: For Rohingya Refugees, There’s No Return in Sight

6/5/19, Women’s Refugee Commission: Shifting power: What does localization of humanitarian aid look like for women and girls with disabilities?

6/5/19, New York Times: Migrant Children May Lose School, Sports and Legal Aid as Shelters Swell

6/4/19, Pacific Standard: Why are Trans Women Dying in ICE Detention?

6/4/19, CNN: Churches trying to help immigrants say they’re getting threats. And they’re suing to stop it.

6/4/10, The Guardian: ‘Writing for his life’: Manus Island detainee Farhad Bandesh releases soaring new song

6/3/19, Vox: Jared Kushner’s telling indifference on refugees

“Trump, in particular, has repeatedly slashed the refugee resettlement cap, which had been bouncing around between 70,000 and 80,000, so that now fewer than 30,000 refugees can come per year.

It’s a big change and a very telling one. There’s a lot happening at the southern border and a lot of different issues and considerations in the mix. But what we’re seeing on the refugee front is that, fundamentally, the Trump administration just does not want to allow people with genuine humanitarian needs to come here.”

6/3/19, New York Times: Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants, After Pressure From Trump to Act

6/2/19, The Guardian: ICC submission calls for prosecution of EU over migrant deaths

6/2/19, LA Times: U.S. is using unreliable dental exams to hold teen migrants in adult detention

6/1/19, The Guardian: UK border authorities respond to 13 boat crossings in one day

5/31/19, New York Times: Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexico. Have Any of His Immigration Measures Worked?

5/31/19, HuffPost: ‘It Feels Like We Are Prisoners’: Migrant Children Describe Trauma At Florida Detention Center

5/31/19, Vox: Beto O’Rourke’s immigration plan would go even further on executive power than Trump

5/22/19, The Christian Century: Immigration and the biblical law of the stranger


6/5/19, New York Times: ‘Food Doesn’t Grow Here Anymore. That’s Why I Would Send My Son North.’

6/5/19, The Hill: The House just moved to protect 2.5 million immigrants, but the fight is far from over

5/31/19, Human Rights Watch: Trump’s Policies Are Harming Refugees Worldwide

5/31/19, New York Times Letter to the Editor: Refugees Find a Hearty Welcome in Upstate New York


June 2019, Migration Policy Institute: Legal Protections for K-12 English Learner and Immigrant-Background Students

This English Learner Insight lays out seven key ways the U.S. government protects the educational rights of EL and immigrant-background students, including those with Limited English Proficient and unauthorized-immigrant family members. It also explains the legal framework behind these rules, who enforces them, and how they can be seen in action in schools across the country.

Some of the policies highlighted in this brief—such as using a two-step home language questionnaire and English assessment to identify which students are ELs—are well established and look similar across the country. Others, such as requirements for what credentials teachers must have to work with ELs, vary considerably. And while some legal protections have become a basis for strengthening broader educational policy, many have limitations or have fallen short their implementation.

This brief is the latest in a series of English Learner Insights, which also includes an introduction to finding and using EL data and to the instructional models schools use to serve ELs.

May 2019, Centre for International Governance Innovation: Data Protection and Digital Agency for Refugees

Using examples drawn from interviews with refugees who have arrived in Europe since 2013, and an analysis of the impacts of the 2016 EU-Turkey deal on migration, this paper analyzes how the vast amount of data collected from refugees is gathered, stored and shared today, and considers the additional risks this collection process poses to an already vulnerable population navigating a perilous information-decision gap.

2019, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies: Special Issue: Dis/Placing the Borders of North America

This special issue, ‘Dis/placing the borders of North America’, considers critical questions about displacement, resistance, and bordering practices throughout the region called ‘North America’. We place scare quotes around this continent’s name because for indigenous communities the imposition of settler-colonial borders over traditional territories has meant that displacement is not only a foundational event but also an ongoing experience. These borders represent the injustices wrought by both historical and contemporary forms of settler colonialism. Questions of displacement and borders remain intensely salient in the current North American context and beyond. As such, there is a need to examine the linkages, continuities, and variations between the borders of North America because states are increasingly focused on border control as a collaborative partnership, both within the region and globally.