Immigration Reading List

Last Updated: 3/11/2015

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1. Senate testimony on oversight of the USCIS
2. House testimony on assessing DHS’s performance
3. House testimony on DHS's policy for dealing with illegal aliens
4. House testimony on the unconstitutionality of executive amnesty for illegal aliens
5. Latest issue of DOJ EOIR Immigration Law Advisor
6. CRS reports on pending human trafficking legislation and memo on the EITC
7. GAO report on the migration of unaccompanied children from Central America
8. U.K.: Quarterly immigration statistics
9. Norway: Statistics on persons with immigrant backgrounds
10. Sweden: Population statistics
11. Germany: Report on higher education levels among immigrants


12. New report from TRAC
13. "The Political Assimilation of Immigrants and Their Descendants"
14. "Measuring the Metrics: Grading the Government on Immigration Enforcement"
15. "Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014"
16. Two new features from the Migration Policy Institute
17. Twelve new papers from the Social Science Research Network
18. Two new reports from the International Organization for Migration
19. U.K.: Three new briefing papers from MigrationWatch
20. "Coordination Failures in Immigration Policy"
21. "Deportees Will Risk Harsh Penalties to Return to Families in the U.S."


22. Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families
23. Immigration Policy: Political Influences, Challenges and Economic Impact
24. Empires and Walls: Globalization, Migration, and Colonial Domination
25. Immigration and Population
26. Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong


27. CSEM Newsletter
28. Ethnic and Racial Studies
29. International Migration
30. IZA Journal of Migration
31. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
32. Journal on Migration and Human Security
33. Latino Studies
34. Refugee Survey Quarterly
35. The Social Contract

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest

Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Ensuring Agency Priorities Comply with the Law

Statement of Chairman Chuck Grassley

Witness testimony:
Joseph Moore, Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Donald Neufeld, Associate Director
Service Center Operations Directorate
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Dan Renaud, Associate Director
Field Operations Directorate
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
House Homeland Security Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency

Assessing DHS’s Performance: Watchdog Recommendations to Improve Homeland Security

Statement by Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry:

Witness testimony:

John Roth, Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rebecca Gambler, Director
Homeland Security and Justice Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Daniel M. Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher
The RAND Corporation

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States

Witness testimony:

Scott R. Jones, Sheriff
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Michael Ronnebeck
Uncle of Grant Ronnebeck

Jamiel Shaw
Father of Jamiel Shaw II
[see video at link above]

Jessica M. Vaughn, Director of Policy Studies
Center for Immigration Studies

Gregory Z. Chen, Director of Advocacy
American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
House Committee on the Judiciary

The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

Opening remarks by Chairman Bob Goodlatte

Witness testimony:

Adam Laxalt
Attorney General of Nevada

Josh Blackman, Law Professor
South Texas College of Law

Elizabeth Price Foley, Law Professor
Florida International University College of Law

Stephen H. Legomsky, Law Professor
Washington University School of Law

Webcast: (Part One) (Part Two)

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A Preclusive Effect: Issue Preclusion in Immigration Practice
By Aimee L. Mayer-Salins
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 9 No. 2, February 2015

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New from the Congressional Research Service

Domestic Human Trafficking Legislation in the 114th Congress
By Kristin Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, and Alison Siskin
February 23, 2015

Amount of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit for a Hypothetical Family, 2011-2014
February 25, 2015

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New from the General Accountability Office

Central America: Information on Migration of Unaccompanied Children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Government Accountability Office, GAO-15-362, February 27, 2014
Report -
Highlights -

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Immigration statistics, October to December 2014
U.K. Home Office, February 26, 2015


In 2014, there were 8% more work-related visas granted (up 12,442 to 167,202), largely accounted for by 13% higher skilled work grants (+10,743) and 87% higher grants of investor visas (+1,397). There was a 14% increase in skilled work visa applications (to 54,571 in 2014, main applicants), with most of the applications sponsored by the Information and Communication (23,151), Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (10,439), and Financial and Insurance Activities (6,529) sectors.

Study-related visas (excluding student visitors) granted rose slightly to 220,116 in 2014 (+0.7%, +1,491), with university sponsored applications stable (+0.3%) and 10% fewer applications from the further education sector. There were higher numbers of study visas granted (excluding student visitors) for Chinese (+2,070 or +3%) and Saudi Arabian (+1,084; +12%) nationals, and falls for Indian (-999; -7%) and Nigerian (-1,521; -13%) nationals.

Study-related grants of extensions fell by over a third (-35%; -40,641) to 76,439 in 2014 which may reflect the introduction of the ‘genuineness’ test, announced on 6 September 2013. Sponsored applications for extensions (main applicants) fell 32% (-34,992) to 73,037, largely accounted for falls in the further education (-18,520 or -56%) and university (-13,430 or -19%) sectors.

There were 5% more family visas granted in 2014 (+1,805 to 34,967), accounted for by an increase in partner visas (+10%; +2,444) and 24% fewer children (-931). 32% of family visas decisions in 2014 were refusals, up from 2013 (29%).

There was also a 2% increase in the number of visas granted to all other dependants (excluding visitor visas) joining or accompanying migrants in the UK (+1,538 to 78,159) and 9% increase in EEA family permits granted to non-EU nationals (+2,109 to 25,002).

Family-related grants to stay permanently fell by nearly half (-45%) to 32,604, continuing the overall downward trend since 2010 (69,228). There were notable decreases in grants to wives (from 33,844 to 18,690) and to husbands (from 16,652 to 9,539).

There were 24,914 asylum applications in 2014, an increase of 6% compared with 2013 (23,584) but still much lower than the peak number of applications in 2002 (84,132).

In 2014, the largest number of applications for asylum came from nationals of Eritrea (3,239), followed by Pakistan (2,711). Grants rates for asylum, humanitarian protection, discretionary leave or other grants of stay vary between nationalities. For example, 87% of the total decisions made for nationals of Eritrea were grants, compared with 20% for Pakistani nationals.

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Nearly 100,000 with Polish background in Norway
Statistics Norway, March 4, 2015

Summary: At the beginning of 2015, there were 669,400 immigrants and 135 600 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. These two groups have a background from 222 different countries and independent regions. Persons with an immigrant background from Poland make up the largest group in Norway with nearly 100,000.
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Persons with an immigrant background in all municipalities

Persons with an immigrant background were resident in all Norwegian municipalities. Oslo had the largest population of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, both in relative terms and absolute figures. Of Oslo’s 648 000 inhabitants, 158 800 were immigrants and 47 900 were Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as per 1 January 2015. These two figures combined constitute 32 per cent of the capital’s entire population. The proportions in Drammen (27 per cent) and Båtsfjord (25 per cent) were also high.

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Largest population increase ever
Statistics Sweden, February 19, 2015

Summary: At the end of December 2014 Sweden's population amounted to 9,747,355 persons.

This is an increase of 102 491 persons compared to the year before. The rise is the largest ever measured between two single years. The main reason for this is a record level immigration of 126 966 persons.

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High proportion of higher education graduates among immigrants
Statistics Germany, February 25, 2015

Summary: There is a political debate about whether a new immigration law is required for better control of immigration to Germany. Between 2009 and 2013, net immigration totalled just under 1.2 million people.

According to the microcensus 2013, the majority of immigrants had a high level of qualification. A total of roughly 85% of the 18 to 24 year olds had a school certificate and 5% were still in school education. The proportion of young immigrants who had obtained a school certificate qualifying them to enter higher education was especially high (55%). In the total population, roughly 86% of the 18 to 24 year olds had a school certificate and 10% were still at school. Again, most people of this age group had obtained a school certificate qualifying them to enter higher education (39%).

Examining the vocational qualification attained shows that an especially large number of immigrants were graduates. A total of roughly 40% of the 25 to 34 year olds had a higher education degree. However, there were also many unqualified workers among them. 29% of this age group did not have any vocational qualification. In the total population, the proportion of unqualified workers among the 25 to 34 year olds was markedly smaller (14%). However, the proportion of higher education graduates was smaller, too (22%).

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New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Civil Immigration Filings Trending Downward
February 24, 2015


Specific Nature of Suit
Court filings are also classified based upon the specific nature of the suit. Table 2 shows the top nature of suit categories recorded in the matters filed during January 2015.

"Other Immigration Actions" was the most frequently recorded nature of suit. Ranked second in frequency was the nature of suit category "Habeas Corpus - Alien Detainee." This category exhibited the sharpest decline, down 31.9 percent from the level seen one and five years ago. Ranked third was "Naturalization Application." This was also the fastest growing category, rising 81.3 percent compared with one year ago and up 50 percent from five years ago.

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The Political Assimilation of Immigrants and Their Descendants
By Sam Wilson and Alex Nowrasteh
Cato Institute Economic Development Bulletin No. 23. February 24, 2015

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Measuring the Metrics: Grading the Government on Immigration Enforcement
By Bryan Roberts, with substantial editorial contributions by Theresa Brown, Matt Graham, and Lazaro Zamora
Bipartisan Policy Center, February 2015

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Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014
By Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, and Julia Yansura
Inter-American Dialogue, February 24, 2015

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New from the Migration Policy Institute

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova
Migration Information Source, February 26, 2015

Following the Money: Chinese Labor Migration to Zambia
By Hannah Postel
Migration Information Source, February 20, 2015

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New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Crimes of Migration
By Daniel I. Morales, DePaul University College of Law
Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2015

2. Indignation and Intelligibility: Contradictions that Place Vulnerable Populations ‘Off the Grid’
By Susan Bibler Coutin, University of California, Irvine School of Law and Barbara Yngvesson, Hampshire College
Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015

3. Is Judge Hanen's Smackdown of Executive Action on Immigration 'Narrowly Crafted'?
By Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Posted February 21, 2015

4. Slavery by Another Name: 'Voluntary' Immigrant Detainee Labor and the Thirteenth Amendment
By Anita Sinha, American University - Washington College of Law
Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Vol. XI, No. 1, 2015

5. The Economic Scope and Future of US-India Labor Migration Issues
By Jacob F. Kirkegaard, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
Posted February 26, 2015
Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 15-1

6. Immigration Law's Looming Fourth Amendment Problem
By Michael Kagan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 104, Forthcoming
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper

7. The Failure of Immigration Appeals
By David Hausman, Stanford Law School
Posted February 18, 2015

8. The Welfare State and Migration: A Dynamic Analysis of Political Coalitions
By Assaf Razin, Tel Aviv University; Efraim Sadka, Tel Aviv University; and Ben Suwankiri, Cornell University
CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10429

9. Cascades Wanted: Searching for Consistency in Asylum's Protected Grounds
By Isaac T. R. Smith, University of Iowa, College of Law
Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming

10. Unreformed: Towards Gender Equality in Immigration Law
By Mariela Olivares, Howard University School of Law
Chapman Law Review, Vol. 18, 2015

11. Removing the Distraction of Delay
By Jill E. Family, Widener University School of Law
Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 99, 2014
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-04

12. Spain: From Immigration to Emigration?
By Mario Izquierdo, Banco de España; Juan F. Jimeno, Bank of Spain - Research Department; and Aitor Lacuesta, Bank of Spain
February 18, 2015
Banco de Espana Working Paper No. 1503

13. Divided We Stand: Constitutionalizing Executive Immigration Reform Through Subfederal Regulation
By Bianca M Figueroa-Santana, Columbia University, Law School, Students
Columbia Law Review, 2015

14. Outsiders Looking in: Advancing the Immigrant Worker Movement Through Strategic Mainstreaming
By Jennifer J. Lee, Temple University, James Beasley School of Law
Utah Law Review, Vol. 2014, No. 5

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New from the International Organization for Migration

Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in the Greater Mekong Subregion (STEAM)
By Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Nicola Pocock, et al.
February 2015

Migration Health – Annual Review 2013
February 2015

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Immigration Under Labour (Policy, Amnesty and Voting)
MigrationWatch UK, March 2015

The British in Europe – and Vice Versa (EU)
MigrationWatch UK, February 2015

Response to the APPG Inquiry into Post Study Work Visas
MigrationWatch UK, February 2015

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Coordination Failures in Immigration Policy
By Paolo E. Giordani and Michele Ruta
World Trade Organization, Economic Research and Statistics Division
January 2011

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Deportees Will Risk Harsh Penalties to Return to Families in the U.S.
By Erin R. Hamilton
Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief, February 2015

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Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families
By Joanna Dreby

University of California Press, 312 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0520283392, $58.50

Paperback, ISBN: 0520283406, $26.96

Kindle, 6575 KB, ASIN: B00T5WBC9M, $16.47

Book Description: What does it mean to be an illegal immigrant, or the child of immigrants, in this era of restrictive immigration laws in the United States? As lawmakers and others struggle to respond to the changing landscape of immigration, the effects of policies on people's daily lives are all too often overlooked.

In Everyday Illegal, award-winning author Joanna Dreby recounts the stories of children and parents in eighty-one families to show what happens when a restrictive immigration system emphasizes deportation over legalization. Interweaving her own experiences, Dreby illustrates how bitter strains can arise in relationships when spouses have different legal status. She introduces us to “suddenly single mothers” who struggle to place food on the table and pay rent after their husbands have been deported. Taking us into the homes and schools of children living in increasingly vulnerable circumstances, she presents families that are divided internally, with some children having legal status while their siblings are undocumented. Even children who are U.S. citizens regularly associate immigration with illegality.

With vivid ethnographic details and a striking narrative, Everyday Illegal forces us to confront the devastating impacts of our immigration policies as seen through the eyes of children and their families. As legal status influences identity formation, alters the division of power within families, and affects the opportunities children have outside the home, it becomes a growing source of inequality that ultimately touches us all.

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Immigration Policy: Political Influences, Challenges and Economic Impact
By Carissa Todd

Nova Science Pub Inc, 122 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 163463862X, $77.90

Book Description: Immigration legislation is a debated subject among the attentive public and political operatives, at both the national and sub-national level of government, in the United States. In recent years, the American government has been more likely to pass new laws, with many states issuing new punitive measures intended to discourage migration into the US from Latin America. The move by sub-governments breaks with an historical pattern whereby immigration policy directives were the purview of the national government. American state governments, arguably, have been stirred to act because of gridlock at the national level. This book attempts to help better understand major immigration policy change at the national level in the US over the past 60 years, as a way to enlighten the contemporary debate. This book also discusses the political influences, challenges and economic impact immigration policies have in several other countries such as Italy, China and New Zealand.

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Empires and Walls: Globalization, Migration, and Colonial Domination
By Mohammad A. Chaichian

Studies in Critical Social Science, 362 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 9004236031, $151.89

Paperback, ISBN: 1608464229, $26.35

Book Description: Why do empires build walls and fences? Are they for defensive purposes only, to keep the 'barbarians' at the gate; or do they also function as complex offensive military structures to subjugate and control the colonized? Are the colonized subjects also capable of erecting barriers to shield themselves from colonial onslaughts?

In Empires and Walls Mohammad A. Chaichian meticulously examines the rise and fall of the walls that are no longer around; as well as impending fate of 'neo-liberal' barriers that imperial and colonial powers have erected in the new Millennium. Based on four years of extensive historical and field-based research Chaichian provides compelling evidence that regardless of their rationale and functions, walls always signal the fading power of an empire.

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Immigration and Population
By Stephanie A. Bohon and Meghan E. Conley

Polity, 200 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0745664156, $60.68

Paperback, ISBN: 0745664164, $21.80

Book Description: Immigration is the primary cause of population change in developed countries and a major component of population change in many developing countries. This clear and perceptive text discusses how immigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution. The authors address major socio-political issues of immigration through the lens of demography, bringing demographic insights to bear on a number of pressing questions currently discussed in the media, such as: Does immigration stimulate the economy? Do immigrants put an excessive strain on health care systems? How does the racial and ethnic composition of immigrants challenge what it means to be American (or French or German)?

By systematically exploring demographic topics such as fertility, health, education, and age and sex structures, the book provides students of immigration with a broader understanding of the impact of immigration on populations and offers new ways to think about immigration and society.

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Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong
By Elizabeth Sinn

Hong Kong University Press, 460 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 9888139711, $40.40

Paperback, ISBN: 988813972X, $31.62

Kindle, 4419 KB, ASIN: B00AQHUUSE, $37.70

Book Description: During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Making use of extensive research in archives around the world, Pacific Crossing charts the rise of Chinese Gold Mountain firms engaged in all kinds of transpacific trade, especially the lucrative export of prepared opium and other luxury goods. Challenging the traditional view that the migration was primarily a "coolie trade," Elizabeth Sinn uncovers leadership and agency among the many Chinese who made the crossing. In presenting Hong Kong as an "in-between place" of repeated journeys and continuous movement, Sinn also offers a fresh view of the British colony and a new paradigm for migration studies.

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CSEM Newsletter
February 2015

English language content:

By John Owens

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon have been pushing to form the first labor union in the Arab world after being subjected to beatings and rape.

Rights groups have frequently accused Lebanon and various Gulf States of racist and degrading treatment of migrant domestic workers who are often referred to as "servants.”

Though public awareness regarding the plight of migrant workers has increased in recent years, activists say there are no mechanisms in place to protect women when they are mistreated or when contracts are breached.

Rahel Zegeye moved to Lebanon from Ethiopia more than a decade ago and is one of more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers for whom a life of exploitation and abuse on the peripheries of society is all too common.

“For 12 years I was tired, and I felt alone, and there was no change,” said Rahel Zegeye. “But now, with the union, people are listening.”

International support

The workers are operating under the umbrella of the National Federation of Labor Unions [FENASOL] and with the support of the International Labour Organization [ILO].

Though the union was deemed illegal by the Ministry of Labor, it has been three years in the making, refusing to be silenced. It is now attracting a surge of new interest from potential members since its public launch, with Lebanese domestic workers also able to join.
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According to the UN's 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, in Africa and the Middle East between 2010 and 2012, sexual exploitation accounted for 53% of trafficking victims, while 37% were subjected to forced labour, servitude and modern day slavery.

While South Africa has put in place legislative measures to prevent human trafficking, the country is still a source, transit point, and destination country for men and women subjected to trafficking for forced labour and sexual exploitation.

In response, the Organised Crime Unit of the South African Police Services has set up the Human Trafficking Desk for a targeted response to the crime.

Furthermore, the Child Protection and International Social Services directorates in the Department of Social Development are implementing a strategy for the prevention of child trafficking and supporting foreign child victims in the process of repatriation. The Child Protection Directorate also ensures the safe return of South African child victims and unaccompanied South African minors to their families and legal guardians in South Africa.
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By Fabiana Frayssinet

In the movie “A Day Without a Mexican“, the mysterious disappearance of all Mexicans brings the state of California to a halt. Would the same thing happen in some Latin American countries if immigrants from neighbouring countries, who suffer the same kind of discrimination, went missing?

The response is that the situation is not comparable. But a new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), only available in Spanish, shows that intraregional migration flows intensified in the 2000-2010 period, growing at a rate of 3.5 percent a year, while migration to the rest of the world slowed down.

There are 28.5 million Latin Americans living outside their countries, 20.8 million of them in the United States.

And of the 7.6 million immigrants in Latin America, 63 percent are from other countries in this region.

Nor are the strict immigration policies of the United States or Europe comparable with those of Latin America, where regional integration accords have facilitated residency for citizens of neighbouring countries and where “the unilateral and restrictive measures of some developed countries” have been rejected, ECLAC says.

Nevertheless, Pablo Ceriani, an expert on immigration issues from Argentina, said the hypothetical plot of “A Day Without a Latin American in Latin America” could be based on something that this region shares with the United States, which has come in for so much criticism: expressions of xenophobia.

“Above and beyond progress made in legislation regarding equal treatment for immigrants, full rights, and the elimination of restrictions on migration, there are precedents of xenophobia in all societies in the region – from social actors to political groups and the media,” Ceriani, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, told IPS.
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This year the World Day of Social Justice, February 20, is being observed with the theme of "Ending human trafficking and forced labour". According to UN's International Labour Organization (ILO), forced labour's external link takes different forms, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery and efforts need to be mounted to check these human rights violation.

"The victims (of human trafficking and forced labour) are the most vulnerable - women and girls forced into prostitution, migrants trapped in debt bondage, and sweatshop or farm workers kept there by clearly illegal tactics and paid little or nothing," informs ILO while urging the world community to give new impetus to the global fight against forced labour, including trafficking in persons and slavery-like practices. The international instruments providing specific guidance on effective measures to be taken to eliminate all forms of forced labour have been circulated to various governments.
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By Kim Se-jeong

The number of undocumented babies abandoned by immigrant women is on the rise.

Most of these mothers are single and stay in Korea without proper documentation. While calls for government support for these babies are rising as the immigrant population increases, the public is still uncertain about how much help can be given from taxpayers' money.
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What is driving up the number of abandoned babies in immigrant mothers?

Inadequate living conditions are one. Undocumented single mothers have no way of supporting themselves and resort to abandoning their babies, either at the support center or somewhere else. They all come to the center because other centers do not take them because of their status.

Women like Mai, who immigrate to Korea through marriage and who ran away from abusive husbands, face another problem. Some women discover they are pregnant after running away from or divorcing their husbands, while others get pregnant after entering a new relationship, often with a man who is also undocumented.

Kim said the number of abandoned babies will continue to grow as the number of immigrant population grows. The number of foreign residents in Korea hovers at 2 million, with Chinese immigrants topping the list, followed by Vietnamese and Filipino. In Korea, a baby has to have one Korean parent to become a Korean citizen.

Because Korea is a signatory to the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Child, undocumented babies in Korea have access to limited but critical services, such as emergency medical care and education up to high school. However, in reality, they don't get these services, according to Kim, because schools and hospitals refuse them.
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Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 38, No. 6, May 2015

Selected articles:

The concentration of Asian Americans in STEM and health-care occupations: an intergenerational comparison
By Pyong Gap Min and Sou Hyun Jang

Migrant deportability: Israel and Ireland as case studies
By Ronit Lentin and Elena Moreo [full article]

No land's man: irregular migrants' challenge to immigration control and membership policies
By Andrei Stavila

Challengers in the migrant field: pro-migrant Irish NGO responses to the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill
By David Landy [full article]

‘It is hard being the different one all the time’: gringos and racialized identity in lifestyle migration to Ecuador
By Matthew Hayes [full article]

Framing disputes and organizational legitimation: UK-based Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora groups' use of the ‘genocide’ frame since 2009
By Oliver Walton [full article]

A study of race, class and naturalization: are Afro-Caribbean immigrants gaining higher degrees of assimilation than Cuban immigrants through voter registration?
By Mauricia John

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International Migration
Vol. 53, No. 2, April 2015


Decreasing the Recent Immigrant Earnings Gap: The Impact of Canadian Credential Attainment
By Rupa Banerjee and Byron Y. Lee

Chinese Migrants' Class Mobility in Hong Kong
By Chau-kiu Cheung and Kwan-kwok Leung

How Contexts of Reception Matter: Comparing Peruvian Migrants’ Economic Trajectories in Japan and the US
By Ayumi Takenaka and Karsten Paerregaard

Mexican Immigrants, Labour Market Assimilation and the Current Population: The Sensitivity of Results Across Seemingly Equivalent Surveys
By Fernando A. Lozano and Todd Sorensen

Business and Social Profiles of Immigrant-Owned Small Firms: The Case of Pakistani Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Greece
By Daphne Halkias

Does Economic Crisis Always Harm International Migrants? Longitudinal Evidence from Ecuadorians in Barcelona
By C.O.N. Moser and Philipp Horn

The UK Migrant Cap, Migrant Mobility and Employer Implications
By Lisa Scullion and Simon Pemberton

Understanding the Socioeconomic Status of International Immigrants in Chile Through Hierarchical Cluster Analysis: a Population-Based Study
By Baltica Cabieses, Helena Tunstall and Kate Pickett

Working for a Better Life: Longitudinal Evidence on the Predictors of Employment Among Recently Arrived Refugee Migrant Men Living in Australia
By Ignacio Correa-Velez, Adrian G. Barnett and Sandra Gifford

The Occupational Integration of Male Migrants in Western European Countries: Assimilation or Persistent Disadvantage?
By Gabriele Ballarino and Nazareno Panichella

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IZA Journal of Migration
Vol 4, February 2015

Latest Articles:

An alternative model of international migration: endogenous two sided borders and optimal legal systems
By Inaam Chaabane and Damien Gaumont

Do climate variations explain bilateral migration? A gravity model analysis
Andreas Backhaus, Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, and Chris Muris

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Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 41, No. 4, April 2015

Special Issue: Deportation, Anxiety, Justice: New Ethnographic Perspectives

Deportation, Anxiety, Justice: New Ethnographic Perspectives
By Heike Drotbohm and Ines Hasselberg

Balancing Legitimacy, Exceptionality and Accountability: On Foreign-national Offenders' Reluctance to Engage in Anti-deportation Campaigns in the UK
By Ines Hasselberg

The Jewish State of Anxiety: Between Moral Obligation and Fearism in the Treatment of African Asylum Seekers in Israel
By Barak Kalir

The Management of Anxiety. An Ethnographical Outlook on Self-mutilations in a French Immigration Detention Centre
By Nicolas Fischer

‘We Deport Them but They Keep Coming Back’: The Normalcy of Deportation in the Daily Life of ‘Undocumented’ Zimbabwean Migrant Workers in Botswana
Treasa M. Galvin

Deportation Stigma and Re-migration
By Liza Schuster & Nassim Majidi

The Reversal of Migratory Family Lives: A Cape Verdean Perspective on Gender and Sociality pre- and post-deportation
By Heike Drotbohm

Deportation Studies: Origins, Themes and Directions
By Susan Bibler Coutin

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Journal on Migration and Human Security
Vol 3, No. 1, 2015


California Dreaming: The New Dynamism in Immigration Federalism and Opportunities for Inclusion on a Variegated Landscape
By Roberto Suro

On the Margins: Noncitizens Caught in Countries Experiencing Violence, Conflict and Disaster
By Sanjula Weerasinghe, Abbie Taylor, Sarah Drury, Pitchaya Indravudh, Aaron Gregg, and John Flanagan

Children’s Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects
By Katharine M. Donato and Blake Sisk

Beyond DAPA and DACA: Revisiting Legislative Reform in Light of Long-Term Trends in Unauthorized Immigration to the United States
By Robert Warren and Donald Kerwin

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Latino Studies
Vol. 12, No. 4, January 2014

Selected articles:

Legality and exploitation: Immigration enforcement and the US migrant labor system
By Marcel Paret

The global financial crisis and the retrenchment of multiculturalism and economic opportunities for Brazilian immigrants in Newark, New Jersey
By Simone Buechler

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Refugee Survey Quarterly
Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2015


Introduction: The Role of International Organizations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection
By María-Teresa Gil-Bazo

Refugee Protection under International Human Rights Law: From Non-Refoulement to Residence and Citizenship
By María-Teresa Gil-Bazo

Time for Reform? Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Protection Under International Human Rights Law
By Colin Harvey

Recent Jurisprudence of the United Nations Committee against Torture and the International Protection of Refugees
By Fernando M. Mariño Menéndez

Reframing Relationships: Revisiting the Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination in Light of Recent Human Rights Treaty Body Jurisprudence
By David James Cantor

International Protection in Court: The Asylum Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU and UNHCR
By Madeline Garlick

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The Social Contract
Volume 25, No. 2, Winter 2015


There Is No Executive Order! For Amnesty — It Is Far Worse
By Rick Oltman

America the Vulnerable! The impact of depleting Earth’s nonrenewable natural resources (NNRs)
By Christopher Clugston

Our Plundered Planet and a Future of Less
By Walter Youngquist

Conservation of Living Resources in a Post-Peak Oil World
By Keon Kolankiewicz

‘Root Causes’ of Jet Crash, Fiery Deaths: Population Growth and Suburban Sprawl
By The Social Contract

Water: Nature’s Reminder of the Limits to Growth
By Brenda Walker

Tomorrow’s Workforce: Robots Are Replacing People
By Wayne Lutton

The Olduvai Theory - Back to hunting and gathering
By Richard C. Duncan

How Ebola Can Make Us Healthier — Yes, Healthier!
By Edwin S. Rubenstein

Illegal Aliens and American Medicine - The seen and the unseen
By Madeline Pelner Cosman

President Obama’s Ultimate Plan: Overwhelm Our Healthcare System
By Dave Gibson

The U.S. Constitution - Love Is Not Enough
By William Buchanan

Human Capital - America’s most fundamental and significant resource
By Michael W. Cutler

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