Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

Tune in for the latest episode of Tempest Tossed! The New Yorker’s immigration reporter Jonathan Blitzer joins host Alex Aleinikoff and journalist Ladane Nasseri to discuss U.S. border policy, the resignation of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and the Democrats’ difficult balancing act on immigration. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or any other of your favorite platforms. … Continue reading Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

Cities and Human Mobility Research Collaborative Launch Conference – 10/30-10/31

On October 30-31 2019, the Cities, Migration and Membership Research Collaborative will hold a two-day symposium focusing on the topic of cities and mobility. This event brings together scholars, practitioners and policy-makers from around the globe with the objective of advancing empirical and normative research to understand and meet the challenges posed by human mobility … Continue reading Cities and Human Mobility Research Collaborative Launch Conference – 10/30-10/31

Dreaming and legislating: A conversation with New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

Tempest Tossed returns! Catalina Cruz, the first DREAMER in the New York State Assembly, joins Alex Aleinikoff to talk about immigration policy, differences between campaigning and governing, and how she advocates for her Queens, NY district and community. "There is a lot of trauma that goes unspoken with having had to live as an undocumented … Continue reading Dreaming and legislating: A conversation with New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

‘The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime’

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and Leah Zamore, director of NYU's Center for International Cooperation's Humanitarian Crises program, have co-authored a new book on reforming the international refugee regime.   The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, published by Stanford University Press, argues that the international refugee regime is … Continue reading ‘The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime’

Tempest Tossed Episode 18 is Live! Lady Liberty: Her History and Her Climber

How did the Statue of Liberty become a symbol for immigration in the United States? What does it stand for today? In this episode we talk with Professor Mae Ngai about the Statue’s history, and how its meaning in the American public mind has changed over time. We also speak with activist Patricia Okoumou, who … Continue reading Tempest Tossed Episode 18 is Live! Lady Liberty: Her History and Her Climber

Immigration Politics and the 2020 election: A Conversation with Muzaffar Chishti

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to announce its most recent episode of Tempest Tossed, a podcast on immigration and refugees that goes beyond the predictable soundbites. Episode 17 is now live - listen today! The Democratic and Republican parties used to work together on passing immigration legislation. No more. While a significant majority of Americans believe that immigration … Continue reading Immigration Politics and the 2020 election: A Conversation with Muzaffar Chishti

(Mis)State(ment) of the Union

Trump's State of the Union address repeated his false claims that link crime with immigration. Tanvi Misra helps set the record straight, and Alex Aleinikoff discusses Trump's nativist assault on the moral fabric of the US.

Announcing Huddled Masses

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“First thing we do, we kill all the lawyers”: How Trump’s immigration policies have been (largely) stopped in the courts. A conversation with law professor Peter Margulies.

Lawyers--outraged by the Trump Administration's harsh policies against immigrants--have brought scores of cases challenging the President's actions.  They have been remarkably successful in persuading judges to invalidate or put on hold many of the Administration's new policies. Law professor Peter Margulies tells us why the lawyers have been able to stop Trump in the courts … Continue reading “First thing we do, we kill all the lawyers”: How Trump’s immigration policies have been (largely) stopped in the courts. A conversation with law professor Peter Margulies.

Border Tragedies–A Tempest Tossed Essay by Alex Aleinikoff on Trump border policies

The death of 7 year old Jakelin Caal while in Border Patrol custody is a tragedy, and it is sadly emblematic of Trump Administration border policies that have devastated families, undermined U.S. asylum laws and betrayed traditional American values.  Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, takes … Continue reading Border Tragedies–A Tempest Tossed Essay by Alex Aleinikoff on Trump border policies