Immigration

(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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We Need Racial and Legal Equality in the US Asylum System Too

Memorial coffins at the Tijuana-San Diego border for those who died crossing. Tomas Castelazo, tomascastelazo.com / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day, honored by the United Nations to raise awareness and educate the public about refugees, their basic rights, their situation around the world, and the responsibilities of states …

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Borders in the Time of COVID-19: What the pandemic reveals about the regulation of mobility

An arriving passenger places his hand on a device to take his fingerprints as Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations clear international travelers arriving at Dulles International Airport. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP officers have begun wearing protective gear as they interact with passengers. Photo credit: Glenn Fawcett …

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Russell Sage Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Russell Sage Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration   Investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American; especially interested in innovative research that examines the roles of race, …

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Reimagine Belonging – With Wings and Roots – September 19th at 5.30pm

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility proudly announces “Reimagine Belonging.” The event co-sponsored by the Zolberg Institute is organized by With Wings and Roots, and marks the launch of the interactive website ReimagineBelonging.org. Visitors will attend a panel discussion on the intersections of immigrant rights, racial justice, and visions of citizenship; explore an installation of …

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Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe” – March 12th at 6.30pm

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility co-sponsors with the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Global Studies the panel discussion Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.” The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments about …

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Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration – April 3 and 4 – Columbia

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities presents “Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.” Presenters come from various disciplines for this two-day conference, including history, sociology, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, political science, and law, and from universities across the nation. The conference …

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Oxford Diasporas Programme Photography Competition

Diasporas: Connecting, Contesting, Converging Diasporas are one of the most prominent and controversial manifestations of increased globalization. The connection between migrants and people who have stayed at home has profound effects on societies in the country of origin and the country of destination, as well as on the diasporas themselves. We are particularly looking for …

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