Event Recaps and Recordings

In or Out? The Biden Administration’s Conflicting Messages on Immigration Policy

OCTOBER 6, 20214:00PM – 5:30PM EST During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden set out an ambitious immigration agenda, pledging to end many of the Trump Administration’s brutal policies. He would stop building the wall, restore refugee admissions, rebuild the asylum system, cancel rules that harmed low-income migrants, reduce detention of immigrants and rein in the …

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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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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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Making the Global Compacts Work: What Future for Refugees and Migrants – Event Recap

Together with the Kaldor Center on International Refugee Law in Australia, Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute, presents the Global Compact for Refugees and the Global Compact on Migration, both of which urge a better future for refugees. Watch the latest in the Kaldor Centre’s milestone Policy Brief series, which brings legal academic rigour to …

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