Research and Publications

Sanctuary Says

Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 16-18 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040103 Download the pdf Abstract: In 2018, the New School Working Group on Expanded Sanctuary collaboratively organized a series of workshops in New York to reflect on the question of sanctuary as a conceptual and practical starting point for cross-coalitional politics, including …

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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin: A Transnational Perspective

Author: Alexandra Délano Alonso  Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 84–98 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040109 Download the pdf Abstract: While current interpretations of sanctuary are most often associated with practices to protect, support, and accompany migrants with precarious status in countries of destination in the Global North, debates around the concept …

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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 rights, anti-racism, feminist movements and …

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The True Story of Two Guatemalan Asylum Seekers at Our Border: A saga of dispossession, past and present

Photo Credit: David Peinado Romero/Shutterstock I met Francisco Chávez and Gaspar Cobo through a colleague and advocate for migrants’ and refugees’ human rights who works in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The two of them had fled Guatemala in June 2019. Travelling with a larger group of Central Americans going north, it took them twenty days to …

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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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“I will tell you the story of belatedness”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peVs-Bmh6WI “I will tell you the story of belatedness. We migrants, we refugees, we foreigners.We are always seen as delayed people.We arrive [at] the right time.And it is always too late.”Shahram Khosravi It is mid-June when we video chat with Dagmawi Yimer, an Ethiopian refugee and filmmaker living in Italy, for the first time. Dagmawi is …

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(Dis)solving the “Problem” of Immigration: Why migrants and citizens alike should strive for a reformed labor system

Photo Credit: Beatrice Puddu Italian food is venerated by Italians and tourists alike. Being Italian, I am frequently told by others how much they love our food. But how many of them are aware of the conditions in which day laborers are forced to work to ensure its cheap and steady production? Imagine your dream …

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