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A Conversation about the Proposed Immigration Legislation

On February 18, 2021, proposed immigration legislation, based on a proposal President Biden put forth on his first day in office, was released. Much of the 353-page document focuses on paths to citizenship and other reforms to current immigration legislation. On February 19, 2021, Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute, joined Prof. Alexandra Délano …

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Must immigrants sacrifice themselves to COVID-19 for basic rights?

France’s granting of citizenship to essential workers has been heralded in the US. But this only entrenches racism in societies that need to face up to their colonial debts. Authors: Sofya Aptekar and Miriam Ticktin Harsh systems that include detention await migrants who make it to the US or France. | Angelos Tzortzinis/DPA/PA Images. All …

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Biden’s Immigration Agenda

Event Recap Immediately after the election in November, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) released a report presenting 40 recommendations for immigration policy reform.  In the first week of his Administration, President Biden signed a number of Executive Orders, reversing many of the more drastic immigration policies put in …

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Commentary: Environmental Mobility: The Responsibility of the International Community

T. ALEXANDER Aleinikoff Originally Published on December 11, 2020 in International Migration Vol. 58 (6) 2020 T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School. I would like to thank Jane McAdam and Susan Martin for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this Commentary. Tens of millions of people will …

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