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History of Race, History of Immigration

So a verdict is in in the Derek Chauvin trial. Of course, he’s on trial for the murder of George Floyd. That means that the judge has been informed   that the jury has reached unanimous verdict. The verdict will actually be announced sometime between 4:30 and 5:30 sometime during this

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Niina Vuolajarvi Brings Activism-Informed Research to the Zolberg Institute

Niina Vuolajarvi began her postdoctoral fellowship at NSSR in January 2021, bringing her long background of activism and academic research “at the intersection of sex work studies and migration studies” to the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility. Before starting her PhD in Sociology at Rutgers University, Vuolajarvi organized around migrant

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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

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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

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