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Senate testimony on faith-based perspectives on immigration reform
2. DHS reports on immigration statistics, enforcement actions, and SBINet
3. USDOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin
4. Department of State report on human trafficking
5. CRS reports on illegal aliens and health care and unauthorized aliens in the U.S.
6. GAO reports on The SBInet and border checkpoints
7. U.K.: Immigration statistics
8. Australia: Reports on occupations in demand and English proficiency



Three new reports from FAIR
10. State and Local Legislation Bulletin
11. Heritage Foundation report on border degradation
12. Gallup poll on Americans' views on immigration
13. Rasmussen poll on illegal immigration
14. Two new reports from TRAC
15. Three new reports from the Pew Hispanic Center
16. Migrant Remittances Newsletter
17. Nine new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
18. New report from the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
19. Eight new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
20. Two new reports the National Bureau of Economic Research
21. Twelve papers from the Social Science Research Network
22. Canada: Two new publications from CERIS
23. Two new reports from the OECD
24. "Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in the United States"
25. "Immigration Reform: What Does It Mean for Agriculture?"
26. "Refugee Crisis in America: Iraqis and Their Resettlement Experience"
27. "A Place to Call Home: What Immigrants Say Now About Life in America"
28. "As Immigrants Move In, Americans Move Up"
29. "Breaking the Immigration Stalemate: From Deep Disagreements to Constructive Proposals"
30. "Constitution on ICE"
31. "Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program"
32. "Citizenship Beyond Reach"
33. Canada: "Fixing Canada’s Economic Immigration Policies"
34. Canada: "Making Immigration Work for Employers and Other Stakeholders"
35. Canada: "Protecting Children Living With Domestic Violence"
36. U.K.: "Shall We Stay or Shall We Go?"
37. "Immigrant Experiences and the Importance of Regional Identity in Newcastle upon Tyne During the 1980s"
38. "Divergent Patterns in the Ethnic Transformation of Societies"
39. "Legal or illegal? Preferences on immigration"
40. "The role of social networks in determining migration and labour market outcomes:"
41. "Geographical Proximity and Immigrant Labour in Agriculture:"



Closing the Distance: How Governments Can Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas
43. The Guest Worker Question in Postwar Germany
44. Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe
45. Accession and Migration
46. Shi'ism in America
47. Wakeup Call From Mexico
48. Postville: USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America
49. Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform
50. A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America
51. Children of International Migrants in Europe: Comparative Perspectives
52. African Women Immigrants in the United States: Crossing Transnational Borders
53. International Migration & Citizenship Today
54. Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods
55. Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver



Asian Migration News
57. Ethnic and Racial Studies
58. European Journal of Migration and Law
59. International Journal of Manpower
50. International Journal of Refugee Law
61. International Migration
62. International Migration Review
63. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
64. Journal of Refugee Studies
65. Migration News
66. People and Place
67. Refugee Survey Quarterly
68. Studi Emigrazione
69. The Canadian Geographer
70. The Social Contract

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Faith-Based Perspectives

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Member Statements

Patrick Leahy

Witness Testimony

Theodore McCarrick
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.

Samual Rodriguez, President
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

James Tolle, Senior Pastor
The Church On The Way
Los Angeles, California

Michael Gerson

Leith Anderson, President
National Association of Evangelicals


New from the Department of Homeland Security

Apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol: 2005–2008
By Nancy Rytina and John Simanski
DHS Fact Sheet, June 2009…


Immigration Litigation Bulletin
Vol. 13, Nos. 6-7, June-July 2009
U.S. Department of Justice


Trafficking in Persons Report
United States Department of State, June 2009


CRS report inclusion of noncitizens in health care legislation

Treatment of Noncitizens in H.R. 3200
By Alison Siskin and Erika K. Lunder
CRS Report for Congress, August 25, 2009

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
By Ruth Ellen Wasem
CRS Report for Congress, August 25, 2009


New from the General Accountability Office

Secure Border Initiative: Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed
Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-1013T, September, 2009
Report -
Highlights -

Checkpoints Contribute to Border Patrol’s Mission, but More Consistent
Data Collection and Performance Measurement Could Improve Effectiveness
Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-824, August 31, 2009
Report -
Highlights -


Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2008
U.K. Home Office Statistical Bulletin, August 2009

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report
Office for National Statistics, August 2009


Select skills: principles for a new Migration Occupations in Demand List
Review of the Migration Occupations in Demand List
Issues Paper No. 1, August 2009
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Immigration and Citizenship…

The impact of English language proficiency and workplace readiness on the employment outcomes of tertiary international students
By Sophie Arkoudis, Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Chi Baik, Graeme Hawthorne, Kieran O’Loughlin, Dan Leach, and Emmaline Bexley
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Government of Australia
August 2009…


A Guide to Understanding the Tactics of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Federation for American Immigration Reform, October 2, 2009…

House Health Care Reform Bill Will Burden American Taxpayers,
Waives welfare Reform's Waiting Period for Legal Immigrants
FAIR Legislative Analysis, October 2009

The United States Is Already Over-Populated
The Federation for American Immigration Reform, September 2009…


State and Local Legislation Bulletin
Immigration Reform Law Institute
Issue 28, September 2009


Police Officer's Widow Files Lawsuit to Change Houston Sanctuary Policies

Proposed Milwaukee Ordinance Would Require SAVE Verification for Business and Professional Licenses

Indiana Appellate Court Strikes down Indiana's Voter Identification Law

Texas School District Turns Away Students from Mexico

Oklahoma Implements Expedited Removal Law


Issue 27, August 2009


Oakland County Michigan Passes E-Verify Ordinance

NCSL Releases Immigrant Policy Project Report

Gwinnett County Georgia Begins Enforcement of State Law

San Francisco Supervisor Pushes Unlawful Sanctuary Policy
(broken link)

Michigan House Judiciary Committee Considers E-Verify Bill
(broken link)

IRLI Footnote on the Law


On the Border: Degraded Environmental Quality, Security and Transparency
By Robert Gordon
The Heritage Foundation, September 17, 2009…


83% Say Proof of Citizenship Should Be Required to Get Government Health Aid
Rasmussen Reports, September 7, 2009…


New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Immigration Prosecutions at Record Levels in FY 2009
September 2009

TRAC Free Monthly Bulletins, June 2009


56% Say U.S. Government Policies Encourage Illegal Immigration
Rasmussen Reports, October 13, 2009…


New from the Pew Hispanic Center

Troubled by Crime, the Economy, Drugs and Corruption
Most Mexicans see Better Life in U.S. - One in Three Would Migrate
Pew Global Attitudes Project, September 23, 2009

The Changing Pathways of Hispanic Youths Into Adulthood
By Richard Fry
Pew Hispanic Center, October 7, 2009

Hispanics, Health Insurance and Health Care Access
By Gretchen Livingston
Pew Hispanic Center, September 25, 2009


Migrant Remittances Newsletter
Vol. 5, No. 2, May 2008


Worldwide Trends in International Flows

Remittances and Financial Intermediation

Guest Note: G8 Global Remittances Working Group: Facilitating Remittance Flows Worldwide

Research Note: Reorienting Remittance Research on Africa

Country Profile: Indonesia


New from the Migration Policy Institute

Immigrants and Health Care Reform
What's Really at Stake?
By Randy Capps, Marc R. Rosenblum, and Michael Fix
Migration Policy Institute, October 2009

Wedding Bells Are Ringing: Increasing Rates of Intermarriage in Germany
By Olga Nottmeyer
Migration Information Source, October 1, 2009

Temporary Admissions of Nonimmigrants to the United States
By Jeanne Batalova
Migration Information Source, September 1, 2009

With Kennedy's Death, Loss of Major Figure in US Immigration Policy
By Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron
MPI MIgration Information Source Policy Beat, September 15, 2009

EU Mobility Partnerships: Expression of a New Compromise
By Jean-Pierre Cassarino
MPI MIgration Information Source, September 2009

Ireland: From Rapid Immigration to Recession
By Martin Ruhs and Emma Quinn
Country Profiles, September 2009

Moving to the Land of Milk and Cookies: Obesity among the Children of Immigrants
By Jennifer Van Hook, Kelly S. Balistreri, and Elizabeth Baker
MPI Migration Information Source, September 2009

Migration and the Global Recession
A Report Commissioned by the BBC World Service
By Michael Fix, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Jeanne Batalova, Aaron Terrazas, Serena Yi-Ying Lin, and Michelle Mittelstadt
Migration Policy Institute, September 2009

Immigrant Detention: Can ICE Meet Its Legal Imperatives and Case Management Responsibilities?
By Donald Kerwin and Serena Yi Ying-Lin
september 2009


New from the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies

Estimates of the Cyclical Inflow of Undocumented Migrants to the United States
By Scott Borger
Working Paper No. 181, August 2009


New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

Do Foreigners Replace Native Immigrants? Evidence from a Panel Cointegration Analysis
By Herbert Brucker, Stefano Fachin, and Alessandra Venturini
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4438, September 2009

Employment, Wages, and the Economic Cycle: Differences between Immigrants and Natives
By Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz, and Thorsten Vogel
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4432, September 2009

Immigrants and Employer-Provided Training
Alan Barrett, Seamus McGuinness, Martin O'Brien, and Philip J. O'Connell
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4425, September 2009

Do as the Neighbors Do: The Impact of Social Networks on Immigrant Employment
By Fredrik Andersson, Simon Burgess, and Julia Lane
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4423, September 2009

ORU Analyses of Immigrant Earnings in Australia, with International Comparisons
By Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4422, September 2009

FSU Immigrants in Canada: A Case of Positive Triple Selection?
By Don J. DeVoretz and Michele Battisti
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4410, September 2009

Immigrants' Assimilation Process in a Segmented Labor Market
By Miguel Angel Alcobendas and Nuria Rodriguez-Planas
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4394, September 2009

The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program
John Gibson, David McKenzie, and Steven Stillman
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4375, September 2009


New from the National Bureau of Economic Research

Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants
By Deepti Goel and Kevin Lang
NBER Working Paper No. 15186, July 2009

Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education
By John Bound, Sarah Turner, and Patrick Walsh
NBER Working Paper No. 14792, March 2009


New from the Social Science Research Network

Crossing Over: Why Attorneys (and Judges) Should Not Be Able to Cross-Examine Witnesses Regarding Their Immigration Statuses for Impeachment Purposes
By Colin Miller
John Marshall Law School, September 2009

Competent Voices: Noncitizen Defendants and the Right to Know the Immigration Consequences of Plea Agreements
By Evelyn Haydee Cruz
Arizona State University College of Law, September 2009

Immigration Policy with Partisan Parties
By Humberto Llavador and Angel Solano-García
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universidad de Granada, August 2009

Loving Across Borders: Immigration Law And The Limits of Loving
By Jennifer M. Chacón
University of California, Irvine Law School, September 2009

Local Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinances: A Legal, Policy, and Litigation Analysis
By Kristina M. Campbell
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, September 2009

Imagining A More Humane Immigration Policy in the Age of Obama: The Use of Plenary Power to Halt the State Balkanization of Immigration Regulation
By Kristina M. Campbell
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, September 2009

The High Cost of Free Speech: Anti-Solicitation Ordinances, Day Laborers, and the Impact of "Backdoor" Local Immigration Regulations
By Kristina M. Campbell
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, October 2009

The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law
By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, October 2009

HIV-Infected Haitian Refugees: An Argument Against Exclusion
By Elizabeth McCormick
University of Tulsa, September 2009

Aliens and Process Rights: The Open and Shut Case of Legal Sovereignty
By Ed Morgan
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, October 2009

Ethical Territoriality and the Rights of Immigrants
By Linda S. Bosniak
Rutgers University School of Law, September 2009

Bringing International Law to Bear on the Detention of Refugees and Conditions of Detention in the United States
By Gwynne Skinner
Willamette University College of Law, September 2009

Historic Police Powers or State-Sanctioned Vigilantism? How Arizona Became Ground Zero for the Immigrants’ Rights Movement and the Continuing Struggle for Latino Civil Rights in America
By Kristina M. Campbell
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, October 2009

International Migration and Trading Regimes: Nafta and the EU in Interdisciplinary Perspective
By Jagdeep S. Bhandari
Florida Coastal School of Law, August 2009


New from Canada’s Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS)

Ethnicity, Spatial Equity and Utilization of Primary Care Physicians: A case study of Mainland Chinese Immigrants in the Toronto CMA
By Lu Wang
Policy Matters, No. 41, September 2009

Families and Violence in Punjabi and Tamil Communities in Toronto
By Vappu Tyyska
CERIS Working Paper Series No. 74, September 2009…


International Migration Statistics
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Vol. 225, No. 1, October 2009…

The Future of International Migration to OECD Countries
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, August 2009…


Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in the United States
By Jacob L. Vidgor
Manhattan Institute, October 2009


Immigration Reform: What Does It Mean for Agriculture?
By Philip Martin
University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics
Vol 13, No. 1, September-October 2009


Refugee Crisis in America: Iraqis and Their Resettlement Experience
Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, October 7, 2009…


A Place to Call Home: What Immigrants Say Now About Life in America
By Scott Bittle and Jonathan Rochkind, with Amber Ott and Paul Gasbarra
The Public Agenda, September 2009s


As Immigrants Move In, Americans Move Up
by Daniel T. Griswold
Cato Institute, August 20, 2009


Breaking the Immigration Stalemate: From Deep Disagreements to Constructive Proposals
The Brookings Institution, October 6, 2009…


Constitution on ICE
A Report on Immigration Home Raid Operations
By Bess Chiu, Lynly Egyes, Peter L. Markowitz, and Jaya Vasandani
Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic, September 2009,0826-chiu.pdf


Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program
By Trevor Gardner II and Aarti Kohli
University of California Berkeley Law Center, September 2009


Citizenship Beyond Reach
National Council of La Raza, September 2009


Adjusting the Balance: Fixing Canada’s Economic Immigration Policies
By Naomi Alboim and Maytree
Maytree, July 2009…


Immigrant-Friendly Communities: Making Immigration Work for Employers and Other Stakeholders
By Vadim Kukushkin
The Conference Board of Canada, October 2009


No Private Matter: Protecting Children Living With Domestic Violence
Representative for Children and Youth, September 2009


Shall We Stay or Shall We Go?
Re-migration trends among Britain’s immigrants
By Tim Finch, Maria Latorre, Naomi Pollard and Jill Rutter
Institute for Public Policy Research, August 2009…


The Asian of the North: Immigrant Experiences and the Importance of Regional Identity in Newcastle upon Tyne During the 1980s
By Sarah E. Hackett
Northern History, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 2009…


Divergent Patterns in the Ethnic Transformation of Societies
By David Coleman
Population and Development Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2009


Legal or illegal? Preferences on immigration
By Ángel Solano-García
International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 18, No. 4, October 2009…


The role of social networks in determining migration and labour market outcomes: Evidence from German reunification
By Helmut Rainer and Thomas Siedler
Economics of Transition, Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2009…


Geographical Proximity and Immigrant Labour in Agriculture: Albanian Immigrants in the Greek Countryside
By Lois Labrianidis and Theodosis Sykas
Sociologia Ruralis, Vol. 49, No. 4, October 2009…


Closing the Distance: How Governments Can Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas
Edited by Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias

Migration Policy Institute, 135 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0974281956, $147.00

Book Description: This book explores how developing-country governments have institutionalized ties with emigrants and their descendents. The contributors provide comparative analysis of institutions in 27 countries and practitioner insights from the Philippines, Mali, Mexico, and El Salvador.


The Guest Worker Question in Postwar Germany
By Rita Chin

Cambridge University Press, 296 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0521690226, $22.99

Hardcover, ISBN: 0521870003, 266 pp., $86.00

Book Description: This book provides the first English-language history of the postwar labor migration to West Germany. Drawing on government bulletins, statements by political leaders, parliamentary arguments, industry newsletters, social welfare studies, press coverage, and the cultural production of immigrant artists and intellectuals, Rita Chin offers an account of West German public debate about guest workers. She traces the historical and ideological shifts around the meanings of the labor migration, moving from the concept of guest workers as a "temporary labor supplement" in the 1950s and 1960s to early ideas about "multiculturalism" by the end of the 1980s. She argues that the efforts to come to terms with the permanent residence of guest workers, especially Muslim Turks, forced a major rethinking of German identity, culture, and nation. What began as a policy initiative to fuel the economic miracle ultimately became a much broader discussion about the parameters of a specifically German brand of multiculturalism.


Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe
By Helen Stalford

Ashgate, 256 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0754674509, $99.95

Book Description: This collection provides new interdisciplinary and empirically-grounded insights into the issues surrounding gender and migration into and within Europe. The work presents a comprehensive and critical overview of the historical, legal, policy and cultural framework underpinning different types of European migration. The authors analyze the impact of migration on women's careers; the impact of migration on family life; and gender perspectives on forced migration. The volume also examines the consequences of EU enlargement for women's migration opportunities and practices, as well as the impact of new regulatory mechanisms at EU level in addressing issues of forced migration and cross-national family breakdown. Recent interdisciplinary research also offers new insight into the issue of skilled migration and the gendering of previously male-dominated sectors of the labor market.


Accession and Migration
By John Eade and Yordanka Valkanova

Ashgate, 220 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0754675033, $99.95

Book Description: The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from central and eastern Europe has generated considerable media interest; interest which was revived by further expansion in January 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania became the latest nations from the east to join. Rather than focus exclusively on changes within the EU labour market and related policy debates, this book offers a careful, grounded analysis of the social and cultural processes bound up with migration flows between Britain and Bulgaria and places these flows in the wider European perspective. As such, "Accession and Migration" will be of interest not only to migration scholars but also to policy makers at various local, national and international levels.


Shi'ism in America
By Liyakat Takim

NYU Press, 320 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0814782965, $25.20

Book Description: Shia’ism in America provides the first general overview of the Shia’i community in America, tracing its history, its current composition, and how Shia’a have negotiated their identity in the American context.

There are over two million Shia’is, who differ from Sunni Muslims in their understandings of the early line of succession after Muhammad, in the United States. With community roots going back sometimes close to one hundred years, Shia’is can be found in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and Dearborn, Michigan. Early in the century, Shia’is and Sunnis sometimes arrived at the same time, worshipped together, shared similar experiences, and confronted the same challenges despite their sectarian differences.

Both tracing the early history and illuminating the more recent past with surveys and interviews, Takim explores the experiences of this community. Filling an important scholarly gap, he also demonstrates how living in the West has impelled the Shia’i community to grapple with the ways in which Islamic law may respond to the challenges of modernity. Shia’ism in America provides a much-needed overview of the history of this United States religious community, from religious, cultural, and political institutions to inter-group relations, to the experience of African American Shia’is.


Wakeup Call From Mexico
By Wilson Beck

Mucho Press, 344 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0692003401, $18.99

Book Description: Wilson Beck first lived in Mexico City in the early nineties before retiring to Guanajuato, Mexico in 1999. His research and writing were motivated by the downward spiraling direction he witnessed Mexico take after its first serious bid to become a truly democratic nation in 2000, with the election of Vicente Fox. The violence of this downward spiral and its impact on the U.S. has just in the spring of 2009, after his book went into editorial review, become the second-hottest topic in U.S. current affairs after the global economic crisis. His historical perspective of Mexico’s political and cultural development explains why Mexico is teetering on the edge of collapse under the weight of widespread poverty, political corruption, a drug-industry induced civil war which killed over 7,000 Mexicans in 2008, a four-year epidemic of kidnapping, an underfunded and antiquated energy industry which can no longer support the government, and an exodus of 20% of its population to the U.S and elsewhere. Beck makes the compelling argument that it must no longer be politically correct to condemn anyone who is concerned about Mexico’s future, the impact of illegal immigration in the U.S., an expanding drug industry on both sides of the border, an obvious relationship between uneducated, untrained immigrants and the rise in serious crime in the U.S., and the volatility of having uncontrolled borders as being a right-wing, conservative, Mexican-hating fanatic.

Beck’s solutions are realistic, timely, humane, and focused on the well-being of both countries. Wakeup Call From Mexico is a must read for all conservatives, moderates, and liberals who are seriously interested in seeing a drastic change of direction in relations between two countries, two neighbors who have the historic opportunity to fix a centuries-old dilemma that has burgeoned into a 21st century crisis.


Postville: USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America
By Mark A Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith

GemmaMedia, USA, 200 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1934848646, $23.96

Book Description: Postville is an obscure meatpacking town in the northeast corner of Iowa. Here, in the most unlikely of places, unparalleled diversity drew international media. Now people declare the towns experiment in multiculturalism dead. It was not native Iowans, or the newly-arrived Orthodox Jews, or the immigrant workers who made Postville fail.

Postville was stopped in its tracks by a massive raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 12th 2008. 20% of the population was arrested, forcing the closure of the towns kosher meatpacking plant. The raid exposed the disastrous enforcement of immigration policy, the exploitation of Postville by activists, and disturbing questions about the packing house's operators.


Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform
By Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew Schoenholtz, Philip Schrag, and Edward Kennedy

NYU Press, 368 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 081474074X, $39.00

Book Description: Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear of persecution in her homeland. The chance of winning asylum should have little if anything to do with the personality of the official to whom a case is randomly assigned, but in a ground-breaking and shocking study, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag learned that life-or-death asylum decisions are too frequently influenced by random factors relating to the decision makers. In many cases, the most important moment in an asylum case is the instant in which a clerk randomly assigns the application to an adjudicator. The system, in its current state, is like a game of chance.

Refugee Roulette is the first analysis of decisions at all four levels of the asylum adjudication process: the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. The data reveal tremendous disparities in asylum approval rates, even when different adjudicators in the same office each considered large numbers of applications from nationals of the same country. After providing a thorough empirical analysis, the authors make recommendations for future reform. Original essays by eight scholars and policy makers then discuss the authorsÂ’ research and recommendations.


A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America
By Ewa Morawska

Palgrave Macmillan, 256 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230223958, $73.17

Book Description: This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of immigration. It examines four major issues informing current sociological studies of immigration: mechanisms and effects of international migration, processes of immigrants assimilation and transnational engagements, and the adaptation patterns of the second generation.


Children of International Migrants in Europe: Comparative Perspectives
By Roger D. Penn and Paul S. Lambert

Palgrave Macmillan, 256 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230018793, $74.95

Book Description: The authors provide a comparison of the situation of young adults who are the children of international migrants in Britain, France and Germany. The evidence is primarily based upon a common sociological survey undertaken in each of the three countries. The initial chapter presents the three main theoretical approaches to the incorporation of international migrants and their children. The core of the book examines the relative explanatory power of each in relation to a wide range of themes: language use; education; training and the labour market; politics and religion; social interaction and media; culture and identity.


African Women Immigrants in the United States: Crossing Transnational Borders
By John A. Arthur

Palgrave Macmillan, 244 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230617786, $80.00

Book Description: African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal hegemonies operative both in the United States and Africa. It also weaves together the multidimensional strands of how African immigrant women shape and are shaped by the process of international migration.


International Migration & Citizenship Today
By Niklaus Steiner

Routledge, 160 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0415772990, $41.88

Hardcover, ISBN: 0415772982, $130.00

Book Description: International migration has emerged in the last decade as one of the world’s most controversial and pressing issues. This thought-provoking textbook offers the reader a more nuanced and knowledgeable understanding of the complex economic, political, cultural, and moral concerns that arise when people move across borders seeking admission into other countries.

Splitting the text into five broad sections, Steiner facilitates easy navigation of the complex discussions that surround the issue of migration:

*Section One – Introduction: examines how the central questions that frame the book will be addressed, including: what criteria should be used to admit migrants? and How should a country grant citizenship?

*Section Two – Immigrants: discusses the criteria for accepting immigrants, dealing with the unwanted, and assessing the economic, cultural and political impacts.

*Section Three – Refugees: evaluates the methods used to protect refugees, the controversies surrounding asylum and the shortcomings of current refugee definitions.

*Section Four – Citizenship: charts the rise of nationalism, presents modern issues of minority rights and diversity, and examines processes of naturalization across the globe.

*Section Five – Conclusion: considers more unconventional approaches to migration and citizenship, and suggests moving towards a more holistic approach.

Carefully constructed to spark discussion and student reflection and featuring suggested resources at the end of each section, this book offers dozens of contemporary examples and case studies from across the globe. International Migration and Citizenship Today is essential reading for not only students of migration and citizenship, but also globalization, international relations, and democracies.


Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods
By Michael J. White and Jennifer E. Glick

Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 226 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0871549204, $28.50

Book Description: Can the recent influx of immigrants successfully enter the mainstream of American life, or will many of them fail to thrive and become part of a permanent underclass? Achieving Anew examines immigrant life in school, at work, and in communities and demonstrates that recent immigrants and their children do make substantial progress over time, both within and between generations.

From policymakers to private citizens, our national conversation on immigration has consistently questioned the country's ability to absorb increasing numbers of foreign nationals--now nearly one million legal entrants per year. Using census data, longitudinal education surveys, and other data, Michael White and Jennifer Glick place their study of new immigrant achievement within a context of recent developments in assimilation theory and policies regulating who gets in and what happens to them upon arrival. They find that immigrant status itself is not an important predictor of educational achievement. First-generation immigrants arrive in the United States with less education than native-born Americans, but by the second and third generation, the children of immigrants are just as successful in school as native-born students with equivalent social and economic background. As with prior studies, the effects of socioeconomic background and family structure show through strongly. On education attainment, race and ethnicity have a strong impact on achievement initially, but less over time.

Looking at the labor force, White and Glick find no evidence to confirm the often-voiced worry that recent immigrants and their children are falling behind earlier arrivals. On the contrary, immigrants of more recent vintage tend to catch up to the occupational status of natives more quickly than in the past. Family background, educational preparation, and race/ethnicity all play a role in labor market success, just as they do for the native born, but the offspring of immigrants suffer no disadvantage due to their immigrant origins.

New immigrants continue to live in segregated neighborhoods, though with less prevalence than native black-white segregation. Immigrants who arrived in the 1960s are now much less segregated than recent arrivals. Indeed, the authors find that residential segregation declines both within and across generations. Yet black and Mexican immigrants are more segregated from whites than other groups, showing that race and economic status still remain powerful influences on where immigrants live.

Although the picture is mixed and the continuing significance of racial factors remains a concern, Achieving Anew provides compelling reassurance that the recent wave of immigrants is making impressive progress in joining the American mainstream. The process of assimilation is not broken, the advent of a new underclass is not imminent, and the efforts to argue for the restriction of immigration based on these fears are largely mistaken.


Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver
By Kristin Good

University of Toronto Press, 352 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 1442609931, $32.95

Hardcover, ISBN: 1442640170, $70.00

Book Description: The Canadian model of diversity management is considered a success in the international community, yet the methods by which these policies are adopted by local governments have seldom been studied. Municipalities and Multiculturalism explores the role of the municipality in integrating immigrants and managing the ethno-cultural relations of the city.

Throughout the study, Kristin R. Good uses original interviews with close to 100 local leaders of eight municipalities in Toronto and Vancouver, two of Canada's most diverse urban and suburban areas. Grounded by Canada's official multiculturalism policies, she develops a typology of responsiveness to immigrants and ethno-cultural minorities and offers an explanation for policy variations among municipalities.

Municipalities and Multiculturalism is an important examination of the differing diversity management methods in Canadian cities, and ultimately contributes to debates concerning the roles that municipal governments should play within Canada's political system.


Asian Migration News
Edited by Fabio Baggio and Maruja M.B. Asis
Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila, My 2009



Migrant workers lose $21 billion to labor exploitation

World Health Assembly tackles HIV vulnerability of migrant workers

Traffickers also kidnap male victims

Migrants in US call for citizenship reform

EU approves skilled visa program


Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 32, Issue 8, September 2009

Selected articles

Introduction: Diasporas, Cultures and Identities
By Martin Bulmer and John Solomos

The diaspora project of Arab Americans: assessing the magnitude and determinants of politicized ethnic identity
By Kenneth D. Wald

How diasporic ties emerge: Pan-American Nikkei communities and the Japanese state
By Ayumi Takenaka

Culture, utility or social systems? Explaining the cross-national ties of emigrants from Borsa, Romania
By Christina Boswell and Oana Ciobanu

Are we all transnationals now? Network transnationalism and transnational subjectivity: the differing impacts of globalization on the inhabitants of a small Swiss city
By Janine Dahinden

Does the canonical theory of assimilation explain the Roma case? Some evidence from Central and Eastern Europe
By Oscar Prieto-Flores

Social capital and voting participation of immigrants and minorities in Canada
By Pieter Bevelander and Ravi Pendakur

Attitudes towards Polish immigrants to the Republic of Ireland: an integrated threat analysis
By Gunnar B. Scheibner and Todd G. Morrison

Caribbean and South Asian identification with British society: the importance of perceived discrimination
By Rahsaan Maxwell

Segmented assimilation in the Netherlands? Young migrants and early school leaving
By Willibrord de Graaf and Kaj van Zenderen


European Journal of Migration and Law
Vol. 11, No. 3, 2009


The European Court of Human Rights and Immigration: Limits and Possibilities
By Battjes, Hemme; Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte; Hart, Betty de; Farahat, Anuscheh; Spijkerboer, Thomas; Walsum, Sarah van…

The Soering reshold: Why Only Fundamental Values Prohibit Refoulement in ECHR Case Law
By Hemme Battjes…

Still Silencing the Racism Suffered by Migrants ... The Limits of Current Developments under Article 14 ECHR
By Marie-Bénédicte Dembour…

Love Thy Neighbour: Family Reunification and the Rights of Insiders
By Betty de Hart…

The Exclusiveness of Inclusion: On the Boundaries of Human Rights in Protecting Transnational and Second Generation Migrants
By Anuscheh Farahat…

Structural Instability: Strasbourg Case Law on Children's Family Reunion
By Thomas Spijkerboer…

Against All Odds: How Single and Divorced Migrant Mothers were Eventually able to Claim their Right to Respect for Family Life
By Sarah van Walsum…


International Journal of Manpower
Vol. 30, No. 5, October 2009


Migrant workers, migrant work, public policy and human resource management
By Julia Connell and John Burgess…

Worker centers: defending labor standards for migrant workers in the informal economy
By Nik Theodore Jr, Valenzuela Abel, and Edwin Meléndez…

Employers' use of low-skilled migrant workers: Assessing the implications for human resource management
By Chris Forde and Robert MacKenzie,…

Safeguarding the global contingent workforce? Guestworkers in Australia
By Stefanie Toh and Michael Quinlan…

Career success of immigrant professionals: stock and flow of their career capital
By Tony Fang, Jelena Zikic, and Milorad M. Novicevic…

Return migrant status and employment in Finland
By Jan Saarela and Fjalar Finnas…


International Journal of Refugee Law
Vol. 21, No. 3, October 2009


Doomed to Fail from the Outset? UNHCR's Convention Plus Initiative Revisited
By Marjoleine Zieck

Getting the Property Questions Right: Legal Policy Dilemmas in Post-Conflict Property Restitution in Kosovo (1999–2009)
By Jose-Maria Arraiza and Massimo Moratti

War Criminals Not Welcome; How Common Law Countries Approach the Phenomenon of International Crimes in the Immigration and Refugee Context
By Joseph Rikhof


International Migration
Vol. 47, No. 4, October 2009


Of Skilled Migration, Brain Drains and Policy Responses
By Ronald Skeldon…

“Luring Overseas Trained Doctors to Australia: Issues of Training, Regulating and Trading”
By Robyn Iredale…

Incentives for International Migration of Scientists and Engineers to Japan
By Yukiko Murakami…

The Reverse and Return Transfer of Technology (RRTT): Towards a Comprehensive Model of the Migration of African Experts
By B. Ikubolajeh Logan…

Labour Migration in the Global Division of Labour: Migrant workers in Mauritius
By David Lincoln…

Relationships between Economics, Welfare, Social Network Factors, and Net Migration in the United States
By Lee-Joy Cheng…


International Migration Review
Vol. 43, No. 3, Summer 2009, Fall 2009


Patterns of Intermarriages and Cross-Generational In-Marriages among Native-Born Asian Americans
By Pyong Gap Min and Chigon Kim…

Could “Acculturation” Effects Be Explained by Latent Health Disadvantages Among Mexican Immigrants?
By Brian K. Finch, Phuong Diem Do, Reanne Frank, and Teresa Seeman…

Immigrant Gateways and Hispanic Migration to New Destinations
Daniel T. Lichter and Kenneth M. Johnson…

A Dynamic Approach to the Determinants of Immigrants' Language Proficiency: The United States, 1980-2000
By Frank van Tubergen and Matthijs Kalmijn…

Work, Refuge, Transit: An Emerging Pattern of Irregular Immigration South and East of the Mediterranean
By Philippe Fargues…

Why Is There So Little Migrant Settlement in East Asia?
By Dong-Hoon Seol and John D. Skrentny…

Processes of Internal and International Migration from Chitwan, Nepal
By Pratikshya Bohra and Douglas S. Massey…

Getting a Handle on the Migration Rights-Development Nexus
By Roger Bohning…

Recession and Migration: A New Era for Labor Migration?
By Philip Martin…


Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 35, No. 10, October 2009


Migration and Development: The Euro–Moroccan Experience
By Michael Collyer, Myriam Cherti, Thomas Lacroix, and Anja van Heelsum

International Migration and Regional Development in Morocco: A Review
By Hein de Haas

Communication, Media and the Moroccan Migratory Field
By Mohammed Charef

The Impact of Migration on the Moroccan Economy
By Mohammed Khachani

Mobilising the Moroccans: Policies and Perceptions of Transnational Co-Development Engagement Among Moroccan Migrants in Catalonia
By Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen

The Role of Emigrants in Rural Development Associations in Morocco
By Abdelrhani Charfi

Transnationalism and Development: The Example of Moroccan Migrant Networks
By Thomas Lacroix

Migration, Networks and Territories in the Ouneine Valley, High Atlas, Morocco
By Taoufik Agoumy and Mohamed Tamim


Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 35, No. 9, September 2009


Measurement and Analysis of Segregation, Integration and Diversity: Editorial Introduction
By Ludi Simpson and Ceri Peach

Slippery Segregation: Discovering or Manufacturing Ghettos?
Ceri Peach

Interrogating Segregation, Integration and the Community Cohesion Agenda
By Virinder S. Kalra and Nisha Kapoor

The Future of Ethnicity Classifications
By Peter J. Aspinall

Uncertainty in the Analysis of Ethnicity Classifications: Issues of Extent and Aggregation of Ethnic Groups
By Pablo Mateos, Alex Singleton, and Paul Longley

Enhancing the Population Census: A Time Series for Sub-National Areas with Age, Sex, and Ethnic Group Dimensions in England and Wales, 1991–2001
By Albert Sabater and Ludi Simpson

Population Dynamics: The Roles of Natural Change and Migration in Producing the Ethnic Mosaic
By Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson

The Maintenance and Transformation of Ethnicity: Evidence on Mixed Partnerships in Britain
By David Voas

Residential Segregation and Integration in the Netherlands
By Sako Musterd and Wim Ostendorf

The Model of Integration? Social and Spatial Transformations in the Leeds Jewish Community
By Irina Kudenko and Deborah Phillips


Journal of Refugee Studies
Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2009

Selected articles

Illegible Humanity: The Refugee, Human Rights, and the Question of Representation
By Bishupal Limbu

World Refugee Day in One Country: Celebrating Refugees and UNHCR in Malaysia
By Eva-Lotta E. Hedman

Representing Refugees in the Life Cycle: A Social Age Analysis of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Annual Reports and Appeals 1999–2008
By Christina Clark-Kazak

Representing Sahrawi Refugees’ ‘Educational Displacement’ to Cuba: Self-sufficient Agents or Manipulated Victims in Conflict?
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

‘Disappearance’ and ‘Displacement’ in Sri Lanka
By Malathi De Alwis

The Faint Footprint of Man: Representing Race, Place and Conservation on the Mozambique–South Africa Borderland
By Graeme Rodgers


Migration News
Volume 16 No. 4, October 2009


Obama, E-Verify, Future Flows
Meeting with the Mexican and Canadian presidents in Guadalajara, Mexico on August 10, 2009, President Obama said that comprehensive immigration reform would have to wait until 2010

DHS: Border, Interior, Services
The number of unauthorized foreigners in the US fell from 12.5 million in summer 2007 to 10.8 million in early 2009, according to an analysis of Current Population Survey data by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Unemployment, H-1B
The federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. About 2.2 million workers were paid the federal minimum wage in 2008;

Health Care: Unauthorized
The US spends over $2 trillion a year on health care, but 46 million US residents lack coverage during a typical year. High and rising costs and lack of coverage are the major motivations for health care reform proposals that would shift doctors' payments away from the number of procedures performed and require insurers to cover all applicants.

Mexico: Migrants, Remittances, 3x1
Almost 12 million Mexican-born residents live in the US, including some seven million who are unauthorized. Mexico has 110 million residents in 2009, suggesting that 10 percent of the 122 million people born in Mexico have moved to the US.

Canada: Migrants, Visas, Asylum
Canada issued 192,519 visas to temporary foreign workers in 2008, up from 113,000 in 2004. Newly arrived migrants included 25,063 farm workers, up from 2,614 in 1980.

Latin America
CARICOM. CARICOM is a 15-member organization of Caribbean states that promotes free trade and migration. There are significant wage gaps between member nations, which has prompted richer islands to limit freedom of movement and raised complaints from governments who say their nationals are "targeted" in richer member countries.


People and Place
Vol. 17, No. 3, 2009

Selected articles

High net migration during a period of no net job growth: implications for young job-seekers
By Ernest Healy

Stalemate: United States immigration reform efforts 2005 to 2007
By David Leal

What is the role of net overseas migration in population growth and interstate migration patterns in the Northern Territory?
By Kate Golebiowska and Dean Carson


Refugee Survey Quarterly
Vol. 28, No. 1


Introduction: Integrating Displacement in Peace Processes and Peacebuilding
By Khalid Koser

Refugees and the Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding
By James Milner

Peace Processes and IDP Solutions
By Patricia Weiss Fagen

PeaceBuilding and Displacement in Northern Uganda: A Cross-sectional Study of Intentions to Move and Attitudes towards Former Combatants
By Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham

Giving Peace a Chance: Displacement and Rule of Law During Peacebuilding
By Erika Feller

Peacebuilding through the Electoral Participation of Displaced Populations
By Jeremy Grace and Erin D. Mooney

Putting Peace to the Vote: Displaced Persons and a Future Referendum on Nagorno-Karabakh
By Patrik Johansson

Top United Nations Peacebuilders and Advocacy for Women, Peace, and Security
By Gry Tina Tinde

Internal Displacement and Peacebuilding: Institutional Responses
By William O’Neill


Studi Emigrazione
Vol. XLVI, No. 175, July-September, 2009

The Italian-language press on Italian emigration
Edited by L. Prencipe

The press “in” and “of” emigration. Information with a formation perspective
By L. Prencipe
The “migrant press”, born within the framework of emigration or intended for Italian emigrants, has contributed, in the diversity of contexts, historical periods and ideological approaches, to maintain, create and re-create a tie among the Italians, who for political or economic reasons have emigrated, between this part of Italy that is abroad and Italy, and also between the countries of destination and that of origin. During this time the “migrant press” has dealt with the problematic situations of Italian emigrants, the challenges posed by the process of integration, the necessity to manage a balanced relationship between the countries of settlement and the country of origin of the emigrants, the difficulty of relating with migrants coming from other countries, and, finally, the gradual birth of societies that are increasingly multicultural and multi-religious.

Over one century of Italian-Canadian press: 1894-2000
By A. Principe
In over one hundred years of Italian journalistic activity in Canada, three stages, which color each newspaper politically, can easily be detected. The first stage or pioneer years began with L’Italo Canadese that appeared in Montreal in 1894; the second one initiated in 1916 with the launching of l’Italia and lasted until Mussolini’s Italy entered World War II; the final stage, still underway, dates from the publication of the Giornale italo-canadese in August 1940.

The Italian-language press in the United States from the origins up to the present day
By S. Luconi
This article outlines the history of the Italian-language press in the United States since its early beginning in the mid 19th century to the present time. In particular, it focuses on the various functions the Italian-American newspapers endeavored to perform and on their transformations over the years, with specific attention to the impact of such periodicals on the various dimensions of community life within the numerous “Little Italies” in the USA.

Two centuries of Italian journalism in Brazil
By A. Trento
The Italian daily press in Brazil from 1870 to 1940 represents a phenomenon of long duration and remarkable substance in terms of quantity. However, because of poor financial resources the publications were usually short-lived, with some important and significant exceptions, and predictable in terms of contents which privileged news about Italy and the resident communities that were meant to strengthen and promote the “Italian spirit”. The proletarian papers, some of them having a certain depth, constantly juxtaposed ethnic identity and class identity. However, the leftist press ceased its existence in the 1920s. In the period between the two world wars there was a firm adherence to fascism (even if a number of newspapers opposed it) precisely in the name of the “Italian spirit” and the politics of power by Rome. After World War II, the Italian press started to decline until it practically disappeared by the second half of the 1960s.

The Italian press in Argentina from the Risorgimento to internet
By F. Bertagna
The history of the Italian press in Argentina is as remarkable as the migration journey from which it emerged. In terms of numbers and quality, duration and propagation, the Italian newspapers and magazines produced between the 1850s to the 1960s bear no comparison with those published by the Italian communities in other parts of the world. Even today around sixty Italian newspapers and magazines are published in Argentina. This essay reconstructs this journey focusing on the main newspapers such as La Patria degli italiani, L’Italia del popolo, Il Mattino d’Italia and Il Corriere degli italiani.

The Italian newspapers in Australia
By G. Rando
Italian language newspapers have been published in Australia almost continuously since 1885. One of their major roles is that of looking at the internal life of the Italian Australian community, reflecting a sense of community that is partisan and fragmented, a multiplicity of a somewhat contradictory nature rather than a monolith. Another role is that of debating the social problems present both within the community itself and in its relationship with Australian society. Equally important is its role in providing news and information from Italy, a function very rarely undertaken by the English language press. A potential instrument of ethno-political control, Italian-Australian print media have at times acted as a mouthpiece for Italian political and religious interests.

The Italian Catholic emigration press in Europe
By G.G. Tassello
Even though it has often been considered irrelevant by European historians and sociologists, or it has met with opposition from political factions or the Fascist regime, the Italian Catholic emigration press in Europe has played an important role among migrant communities. Its widespread circulation has helped migrant families overcome difficulties and integrate in the receiving countries. The history of the Catholic ethnic press from the end of the 19th century is examined with its different typologies. After the Second World War this press has known a boom in Europe. Today it faces new difficulties and challenges, such as the use of the Italian language, the growing administrative costs, the shortage of professional journalists. However, editors and religious leaders still consider necessary this type of investment in order to help migrants and their children interpret the social and religious changes taking place in their societies and encourage them to take an active role in social and religious affairs.

The “leftist” Italian emigration press in Europe
By P. Pinna
The “leftist” Italian press in Europe has followed the events of Italian emigration from the end of the 19th century. Anarchistic papers were already largely available and a socialist press, attentive to the problem of the unionizing of Italian laborers and the risk of competition with the native laborers, was born. The height of these newspapers was reached during the period between the two World Wars. The anti-fascist press was characterized by its cultural and political variety, and was questioning about the relationship that the Italian migrants had to establish with the societies of destination. During the period after World War II the number of leftist periodicals decreased significantly, but newspapers, especially communist, were present in different European regions following the decline of the traditional political press of these years characterized by the informatics revolution.

The “rightist” Italian emigration press in Europe
By N. Mollicone, V. Centofanti
The cultural and political environment that can be defined as belonging to the “right” of the political spectrum has had its own press spread among the Italian migrants. After the attention reserved to the migrants at the end of the 19th century by well-known writers and journalists, there was the influence of the fascist regime with its propaganda publications. However, the “rightist” press in the world of emigration developed particularly beginning after the Second World War, thanks to spontaneous initiatives of the communities or promoted by organizations established in Italy such as the CTIM.

Italy’ s heralds? A picture of the studies on the Italian emigration press
By M. Sanfilippo
The essays on Italian emigration press have always proceeded together with the latter, and, better still, have been redacted by the same authors who wrote on those newspapers or by people who were and are linked to them. As a consequence what has been missing is an approach that does not exalt the work of these newspapers and whose objective is not to obtain financial aid, except in a few and recent initiatives that have open the way to the first objective explorations of this field.

The Bollettino dell’emigrazione of the Commissariato Generale dell’Emigrazione (1902-1928)
By M.R. Ostuni
Among the publications issued by the Commissariato Generale dell’Emigrazione (CGE) the first one was, in 1902, the «Bollettino dell’emigrazione», a periodical publication that made known the activity of the CGE. The themes that found space in this bulletin were the annual concession of the carrier’s licenses; the fees to be paid by the emigrants and the movements of departures; the internal and foreign news about emigration; the legislative measures on immigration taken by the various states; the action exercised by the private aid associations for the protection of the emigrants.

The Bollettino quindicinale dell’emigrazione of the Società Umanitaria (1947-1970)
By C. Colombo
This essay discusses the salient points and the motivations that in the second half of the 1940s moved the Società Umanitaria of Milano (thanks to the commitment of Riccardo Bauer) to realize the «Bollettino quindicinale dell’emigrazione», a review published from June 1947 to December 1970, with which the charitable institution from Lombardia showed that it was able to follow with regularity the facts concerning its field of competence thanks to a vast selection of foreign press specialized in migrant labor issues, an information network spread out around the world (Rome, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, France, Switzerland), and some precious and casual collaborations by people who went occasionally abroad. This represents an extraordinary editorial adventure, that often stimulated laws and parliamentary debates so that Italy would cease «to be the lucrative business field of all kinds of slave dealers.

Italiani nel Mondo: a bi-weekly magazine of emigration (1945-1977)
By M.A. Tosoni
Italiani nel Mondo was founded on May 10, 1945 and as a bi-weekly magazine will be published until December 1978. This magazine becomes a window on the world seen from Italy and for the Italians. Its objective is to be the voice of the motherland for the Italians living around the world, and the voice of our far-away brothers for the Italians.

L’Emigrato: a monthly on emigration and immigration in Italy and Europe (1903-2009)
By G. Gnesotto
TL’Emigrato is the only Italian magazine that treats exclusively the issue of migration. It was founded by the bishop of Piacenza Mons. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, and it has been edited by the Scalabrinian Missionaries (missionaries for migrants). Since its beginnings in 1903 the magazine has covered Italian emigration abroad and now it stands out for its work of information, documentation and analysis of the theme of immigration in Italy and in Europe. The history and the events of more than a century of Italian emigration are an important perspective to understand and analyze the new migrations today, to inform, to educate, to propose, to provoke and to disclose the positive side of the experience of migration.

Like ships on the horizon. Moments of the life of some Basque workers in Argentina during the second half of the 19th century
By M. Irianni
The horizons that opened up before the immigrant upon reaching the American soil during the 19th century were apparently limitless. In this context we will attempt to recall the experience of people of Basque origin who settled in three locations within the interior of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in two different time periods: 1869 and 1895. The census documents corresponding to the first two national censuses offer source material that is limited, but essential for this task. Apparently they only allow us to identify the moments of departure and arrival, but through them we can infer, though with a certain amount of caution, some of the achievements accomplished and the different paths these immigrants travelled.

Migration politics in Fortress Europe
The Spanish government between the externalization of borders and juridical apartheid
By E. Bazzaco
The approach to the regulation of migratory flows proposed by the European Union and the governments of the member states – characterized by EU borders externalisation, reduction of regular entrance mechanisms and struggle against irregular migration – turns out as incomplete and unilateral as well as insufficient and wrong. Borders control at any cost has led to the abandonment of criteria of transparency, legality and humanity of measures put into action in favour of a supposed efficacy, and also to the violation of migrants’ human rights. In this context during the last legislature Spain has further strengthened its immigration control policies therefore worsening the situation of juridical apartheid and violation of the socio-economic rights that are victimizing the migrants.


The Canadian Geographer
Volume 53, No. 3, Fall 2009

Selected articles:

Immigration, housing and homelessness: introduction
By Barry Halliday…

Newcomers in the Canadian housing market: a longitudinal study, 2001-2005
By Daniel Hiebert…

Immigrants and homelessness—at risk in Canada's outer suburbs
By Valerie Preston, Robert Murdie, Jane Wedlock, Sandeep agrawal, Uzo Anucha, Silvia D'Addario,
Min J. Kwak, Jennifer Logan, and Ann M. Murnaghan…

The role of housing and neighbourhood in the re-settlement process: a case study of refugee households in Winnipeg
By Thomas S. Carter, Chesya Polevychok, and John Osborne…

New immigrant settlement in a mid-sized city: a case study of housing barriers and coping strategies in Kelowna, British Columbia
By Carlos Teixeira…

A closer look at Montréal: is the housing situation for immigrants becoming more precarious?
By Annick Germain…

Immigration and Integration in Canada in the Twenty-first Century
Edited by John Biles, Meyer Burnstein and James Frideres…


The Social Contract
Volume 19, No. 4, Summer 2009

Selected articles:

Diversity in Immigration Reform - Liberals and Conservatives Coalesce around Immigration Issues
By Peter B. Gemma…

Progressives for Immigration Reform
By The Social Contract…

Spearheading Immigration Reform Among Progressives - An Interview with Leah Durant of Progressives for Immigration Reform
By Peter B. Gemma…

As California Goes - Facts (and Fiction) behind California’s Fiscal Meltdown
By Edwin S. Rubenstein…

Aesthetic Values of Population Policy
By William B. Dickinson…

Is Immigration Political Suicide for the GOP? - An Analysis of All House Losses
By Marcis Epstein…

'Immigration and the 2008 Republican Defeat:' A Postscript
By Marcus Epstein…

Immigration and the Building of a New Majority
By F. Roger Devlin…