Events

Abolish ICE?: What Does it Mean and What is at Stake?

Conference hosted by: Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School September 21-23, 2021 What is at stake when people call to transform the immigration enforcement system? In recent years, immigration enforcement has gained increasing attention from the media, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the fundamental

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US Policy on Afghan Refugees: What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done

With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days.  The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all

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Author Discussion: On Refugees

The Zolberg Institute celebrated World Refugee Day by welcoming Alexander Betts, David Owen and Serena Parekh to discuss their newly published books on various refugee issues. Books Discussed The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies, Alexander Betts, Oxford University Press, 2021 What Do We Owe To Refugees?, David Owen, Polity 2020 No Refuge: Ethics

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Brotes: Book Launch

Elefanta Editorial and in•ter•sti•tial press present Brotes, a book of poems and photographs written during the first wave of COVID-19 by Alexandra Délano Alonso. The book launched was hosted on April 23, 2021 and included an experimental reading and live musical performance, viewed via Zoom. Music by Shahzad Ismaily. Introductions by the editors Emiliano Becerril

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Refugee Policy in the Biden Administration

On April 23, 2021, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute and University Professor at The New School, Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, and Kayly Ober, Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International discussed the Biden Administration’s refugee policies and proposed actions. NPR’s Deborah Amos moderated. Watch the

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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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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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Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health

Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health Governments around the world have adopted significant migration management measures to try to contain and halt the spread of COVID-19. Border closures, travel restrictions, prohibitions on arrivals from certain areas, and heightened screening have been among the leading policy responses, initially to try

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Postponed: La Caravana Exhibit and Opening Reception: 3/26/2020

Join the Zolberg Institute in welcoming photographer Ada Trillo and her exhibit La Caravana to the University on March 26 at 6:30pm for an opening panel and reception.   Ada Trillo, La boda, 2018, archival pigment print, 40 x 26 3/4 in.©2020 Ada Trillo. Courtesy of the artist Mar, a member of the migrant caravan from Honduras,

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