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1. House testimony on balancing port security and trade facilitation
2. Latest issues of DOJ EOIR Immigration Law Advisor
3. CRS report on U.S.-Mexico economic relations
4. GAO report on DHS actions needed to strengthen planning and management functions
5. Canada: Population statistics for 2011
6. U.K.: Statistics on asylum applications and child detentions
7. N.Z.: Report on permanent and long-term immigration






8. Six new reports from TRAC
9. Six new discussion papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor
10. Three new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
11. Nine new papers from the Social Science Research Network
12. Two new reports from the International Organization for Migration
13. 'The Economic Downturn is Accentuated by Labor Market Deficiencies of U.S. Immigration Policies: A Mandate for Change'
14. 'Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2009'
15. 'The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State'
16. Pew Research Center report on attitudes on public policy issues, including immigration
17. 'A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Alabama Immigration Law'
18. Canada: 'Knocking Down Barriers Faced By New Immigrants To Canada: Fitting the Pieces Together'
19. U.K.: 'Youth Unemployment and Immigration from the A8 Countries'






20. The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation, and the Limits of the Law
21. Shaping the Immigration Debate: Contending Civil Societies on the U.S.-Mexico Border
22. Latino Immigrants in the United States
23. Foreign National Prisoners
24. Migrations and the Media
25. Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges
26. Migrants and Cities
27. Theorising Integration and Assimilation






28. Citizenship Studies
29. International Migration
30. Journal of Intercultural Studies
31. Mobilities
32. Resenha
33. The Social Contract

House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

“Balancing Maritime Security and Trade Facilitation: Protecting our Ports, Increasing Commerce and Securing the Supply Chain – Part I'

Statement by Chairman Candace Miller
[Video available at link]

Witness Testimony:

Panel I

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, 8th District NY
[Statement not available]

Panel II

David Heyman, Assistant Secretary
Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner
Office of Field Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Stephen Caldwell, Director
Maritime and Coast Guard Issues, Homeland Security and Justice Team
Government Accountability Office


The Expanded Bond Docket for Immigration Judges in the Ninth Circuit: Conducting Bond Hearings after Final Administrative Orders of Removal
By Eric J. Drootman
Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 6 No. 1, January, 2012


New from the Congressional Research Service

U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications
By M. Angeles Villarreal
CRS Report for Congress, January 25, 2012


New from the General Accountability Office

DHS - Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Strategic Planning and Management Functions
Government Accountability Office, GAO-12-382T, February 3, 2012
Report -
Highlights -


The Canadian Population in 2011: Population Counts and Growth
Population and dwelling counts, 2011 Census
Statistics Canada, February 2012


Monthly asylum application tables - November 2011
U.K. Home Office, January 26, 2012

Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers December 2011
U.K. Home Office, January 26, 2012


Permanent and Long Term Migration: The Big Picture
New Zealand Department of Labour, February 2012


New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Share of Immigration Cases Ending in Deportation Orders Hits Record Low
February 2012

Excerpt: In percentage terms, the shift was striking. In only about half of the cases (50.8 percent) were individuals ordered removed. This was down substantially from the 56.1 percent who were ordered removed during the previous quarter. Nationally, this is the smallest share ever recorded in court data tracking outcomes during the past two decades.

An additional 14.0 percent received a so-called 'voluntary departure' order to leave the country, up slightly from 13.2 percent during the previous quarter. Counting both removal and voluntary departure orders, slightly fewer than two out of every three cases (64.8 percent) in the first quarter of FY 2012 ended in a deportation order, also an historic low.

Note that these dramatic changes may be related to a review by ICE of all pending Immigration Court cases. The aim of this review, announced on August 18, 2011, was to identify cases which were not deemed to be enforcement priorities

U.S. Deportation Outcomes by Charge
Completed Cases in Immigration Courts

Immigration Court Processing Time by Outcome

Immigration Court Processing Time by Charge

Pending Cases and Length of Wait in Immigration Courts

DHS Referred Most Federal Criminal Prosecutions in October 2011
January 2012


New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. The Role of Language in Shaping International Migration
By Alicia Adsera and Mariola Pytlikova
Discussion Paper No. 6333, January 2012

2. Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults
By Alan Barrett and Irene Mosca
Discussion Paper No. 6331, January 2012

3. The Effect of Ethnic Identity on the Employment of Immigrants
By Nick Drydakis
Discussion Paper No. 6314, January 2012

4. Migration Policy Can Boost PISA Results: Findings from a Natural Experiment
By Maria Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan Wolter
Discussion Paper No. 6300, January 2012

5. Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: Effects of Post-Tiananmen Immigration Policy
By Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, and Emily Kerr
Discussion Paper No. 6287, January 2012

6. The Complexity of Immigrant Generations: Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians
By Brian Duncan and Stephen Trejo
Discussion Paper No. 6276, January 2012


New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. Backstage Pass: Q&A with Makers of Acclaimed, Fascinating Documentary on US Immigration Debate
Migration Information Source, February 2012

2. Taiwanese Immigrants in the United States
By Kristen McCabe
Migration Information Source, January 2012

3. Tradition and Progress: Taiwan's Evolving Migration Reality
By Ji-Ping Lin
Migration Information Source, January 2012


New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Competition for People as Drivers of Future Economic Growth: European People’s Attitudes Towards Migration
By Tiiu Paas, University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Vivika Halapuu, University of Tartu
November 1, 2011
Discussions on Estonian Economic Policy No. 2/2011

2. Rebellious State Crimmigration Enforcement and the Foreign Affairs Power
By Mary D. Fan, University of Washington - School of Law
Washington University Law Review, Vol. 89, 2012
University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-29

3. Faces of Immigration Reform
By Steven W. Bender, Seattle University School of Law
Florida International University Law Review, Forthcoming
Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 12-5

4. Protecting Immigrant Workers Through Interagency Cooperation
By Jayesh Rathod, American University Washington College of Law
Arizona Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2011

5. Plyler’s Legacy: Immigration and Higher Education in the 21st Century
By Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center and Kristi L. Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law
Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2011, No. 2, p. 261, 2011
U. of Houston Law Center No. 2012-A-4

6. Regulation that Defies Gravity: Policy, Economics and Law of Legal Immigration in Europe
By Anna Kocharov, European University Institute
European Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

7. Constitutionalizing Immigration Law on its Own Path
By Anne R. Traum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 491, 2011
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper

8. Raising the Bar: Law Schools and Legal Institutions Leading to Educate Undocumented Students
By Raquel E. Aldana, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law; Beth Lyon, Villanova University School of Law; and Karla Mari McKanders,
University of Tennessee College of Law
Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming
Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper

9. Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform
By Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, Willamette University College of Law
Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, 2011


New from the International Organization for Migration

Migration Policy Practice
Vol. II, No. 1, February-March 2012

Migration Initiatives 2012
Prepared by the Donor Relations Division, December 2011


The Economic Downturn is Accentuated by Labor Market Deficiencies of U.S. Immigration Policies: A Mandate for Change
Vernon M. Briggs, Jr.
Progressives for Immigration Reform, Policy Brief #12-1, February 2012


Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2009
By Michael G. Finn
Science Education Programs, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
January 2012


The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State
Immigration Policy Center, January 2012


Public Priorities: Deficit Rising, Terrorism Slipping
Pew Research Center, January 23, 2012


Declining Focus on Immigration

The share of Americans ranking illegal immigration as a top priority has fallen to 39% from 46% a year ago and 55% in 2007. This decline has occurred across party lines, with a notable drop among Republicans. In 2007, illegal immigration was the second-highest priority after terrorism for Republicans, with 69% rating it as a top priority. Today, 48% of Republicans rate it as a top priority, placing it behind 11 other priorities.


A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Alabama Immigration Law
By Samuel Addy
The University of Alabama, January 2012


Knocking Down Barriers Faced By New Immigrants To Canada: Fitting the Pieces Together
By Craig Alexander, Derek Burleton, and Francis Fong
TD Economics, February 7, 2012


Youth Unemployment and Immigration from the A8 Countries
MigrationWatch U.K., January 2012


The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation, and the Limits of the Law
By Philip Kretsedemas

Columbia University Press, 232 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0231157606, $84.50

Paperback, ISBN: 0231157614, $27.50

Kindle, 764 KB, ASIN: B006VFJJQ4, $13.19

Book Description: In the debate over U. S. immigration, all sides now support policy and practice that expand the parameters of enforcement. Philip Kretsedemas examines this development from several different perspectives, exploring recent trends in U.S. immigration policy, the rise in extralegal state power over the course of the twentieth century, and discourses on race, nation, and cultural difference that have influenced politics and academia. He also analyzes the recent expansion of local immigration law and explains how forms of extralegal discretionary authority have become more prevalent in federal immigration policy, making the dispersion of local immigration laws possible.

While connecting such extralegal state powers to a free flow position on immigration, Kretsedemas also observes how these same discretionary powers have been used historically to control racial minority populations, particularly African Americans under Jim Crow. This kind of discretionary authority often appeals to 'states rights' arguments, recently revived by immigration control advocates. Using these and other examples, Kretsedemas explains how both sides of the immigration debate have converged on the issue of enforcement and how, despite differing interests, each faction has shaped the commonsense assumptions defining the debate.


Shaping the Immigration Debate: Contending Civil Societies on the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman

Eurospan, 259 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1935049461, $65.00

Book Description: Stories of interactions between unauthorized immigrants crossing the border into Arizona and the US citizens they encounter have made headlines not only in areas adjacent to the border, but across the entire United States. How have these stories, along with adamant members of civil societyzthose who provide help to travelers in need, as well as those who wish to stop what they see as an invasion of foreignerszshaped public understanding of what happens along the US/Mexico border? And what has this meant for current immigration policy?Addressing these questions, Cari Eastman explores the relationship among passionate citizen groups in southern Arizona, the messages they promote, and public understanding at the national level of the issues at stake in the immigration debate. Her work encourages thoughtful dialogue, not only about immigration, but also about our own notions of citizenship and belonging.


Latino Immigrants in the United States
By Ronald L. Mize and Grace Pena Delgado

Polity, 200 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0745647421, $64.95

Paperback, ISBN: 074564743X, $22.95

Book Description: This timely and important book introduces readers to the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States - Latinos - and their diverse conditions of departure and reception.

A central theme of the book is the tension between the fact that Latino categories are most often assigned from above, and how those defined as Latino seek to make sense of and enliven a shared notion of identity from below. Providing a sophisticated introduction to emerging theoretical trends and social formations specific to Latino immigrants, chapters are structured around the topics of Latinidad or the idea of a pan-ethnic Latino identity, pathways to citizenship, cultural citizenship, labor, gender, transnationalism, and globalization. Specific areas of focus include the 2006 marches of the immigrant rights movement and the rise in neoliberal nativism (including both state-sponsored restrictions such as Arizona’s SB1070 and the hate crimes associated with Minutemen vigilantism).

The book is a valuable contribution to immigration courses in sociology, history, ethnic studies, American Studies, and Latino Studies. It is one of the first, and certainly the most accessible, to fully take into account the plurality of experiences, identities, and national origins constituting the Latino category.


Foreign National Prisoners
By Laura Dubinsky, Alasdair MacKenzie, and Hamish Arnott

Non Basic Stock Line, 960 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 190330766X, $95.24

Book Description: Foreign National Prisoners: law and practice is the first inter-disciplinary guide to the immigration law, prison law and false imprisonment aspects of legal challenges brought by foreign national prisoners and former prisoners (FNPs). The book provides a detailed analysis and critique of the case-law from the domestic, Strasbourg and Luxembourg courts; a comprehensive overview of the relevant legislation and prison and Home Office policies; and practical guidance. It includes the first detailed and practical guide to immigration detention for UK practitioners, including the first analysis of the consequences of R (Lumba and Mighty) v SSHD; comprehensive overview of prison law issues as they affect FNPS including categorisation, Home Detention Curfew, Early Removal, the management of mentally ill prisoners and repatriation; in-depth examination of the role of the best interests of the child in expulsion and detention cases involving minors, following the Supreme Court's judgment in ZH (Tanzania) v SSHD; analysis of the application of EU law protections for the third national family members of Citizens of the European Union following the judgments of the Grand Chamber of the CJEU in Zambrano and Dereci; detailed examination of the law and procedure of appeals in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). Foreign National Prisoners: law and practice also includes: comprehensive analysis of the law and practice of deportation under the UK Borders Act 2007; in-depth review of the law governing exclusion from and loss of Refugee Convention protection; thorough analysis of the application of EU law in expulsion cases involving EEA nationals and their family members (under the Citizens' Directive and the EEA Regs 2006); detailed review of exclusion from Humanitarian Protection and immigration status for FNPs who are not deported; comprehensive overview of the application of ECHR article 8 in criminal deportation cases; review of the principles governing awards of damages in false imprisonment cases. It is essential reading for immigration law and prison law practitioners and all those working with FNPs.


Migrations and the Media
By Bernhard Gross, Kerry Moore, and Terry Threadgold

Peter Lang Publishing, 352 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1433107724, $149.95

Paperback, ISBN: 1433107716, $37.95

Book Description: Migrations and the Media critically explores the global reporting of migration crises, bringing together a range of original interdisciplinary research from the fields of migration studies and journalism, media and cultural studies. Its chapters examine, empirically and theoretically, some of the most important contemporary political, cultural and social issues with which migration is entwined, developing existing and new conceptual understandings of how forced migration and other instances of migration are represented and constructed as crises in different international contexts, including within news narratives on human trafficking and smuggling, asylum seeking and humanitarian reporting, climate refugees, undocumented and economic migrants, and in election debates and policy making. This edited volume also examines the reporting practices through which migration coverage is produced, including the rights and responsibilities of journali!
sm and the presuppositions and
pressures upon journalists working in this area.


Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges
By Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini

Lexington Books, 276 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0739169793, $75.00

Book Description: Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges, edited by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini, compiles twelve articles on the migration phenomenon from Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States.

The first part of the book provides an overview of three recent surveys, all carried out in Mexico. The surveys consider international migration flows from Mexico to the US, the characteristics of migrants, and some of the causes and effects of migration in Mexico both for national and rural samples. The next section of the book analyzes the factors that explain the relationship between internal migration and human development. Then, the authors look at different issues of migration from Mexico and Latin American countries to the US. The topics include female educational selection in migrants from Mexico to the US, the impact of differences in the US-Mexico labor market outcomes on the migratory flow, the working conditions of Mexican migrants to the US under H2 visas, and the breadth and depth of migrants' connections from Latin American countries to the US. The fourth and final section of the book studies a variety of aspects related to remittances from US to Mexico an!
d Latin American countries, including
whether remittances promote growth in Mexico, whether remittances sent to Mexico finance migration of more Mexicans to the US, and whether remittances have positive impacts in the households that receive them.

The contributors to Migration and Remittances from Mexico are specialized migration researchers, trained in a broad variety of fields, including economics, sociology, demography, and political science in both Mexico and the United States. This range of backgrounds provides an essential multidiscipinary perspective from both sides of the border.


Migrants and Cities
By Margit Fauser

Ashgate, 230 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1409421864, $84.84

Book Description: Migrants have organized at all times and in all cities and places. The processes of their accommodation, however, differ, with local authorities and other state institutions playing an important role in these processes. Offering comprehensive empirical insights both from recent sites of immigration in Southern Europe, as well as from places of more established immigration in the north, this book examines the accommodation of migrant organizations in different cities and the factors that affect this process. It thus sheds light on the manner in which the interplay of immigration regime, national integration policy and local responses shape the differing patterns and trajectories observed in the formation and action of migrant organizations across Europe.


Theorising Integration and Assimilation
Edited by Jens Schneider and Maurice Crul

Routledge, 144 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0415680026, $125.00

Book Description: Theorising Integration and Assimilation discusses the current theories of integration and assimilation, particularly those focused on the native-born children of immigrants, the second generation. Using empirical research to challenge many of the dominant perspectives on the assimilation of immigrants and their children in the western world in political and media discourse, the book covers a wide range of topics including:

* transatlantic perspectives and a focus on the lessons to be mutually learnt from American and European approaches to integration and assimilation

* rich empirical data on the assimilation/integration of second generations in various contexts

* a new theoretical approach to integration processes in urban settings on both sides of the Atlantic

This volume brings together leading scholars in Migration and Integration Studies to provide a summary of the central theories in this area. It will be an important introduction for scholars, researchers and students of Migration, Integration, and Ethnic Studies.


Citizenship Studies
Vol. 15, No. 8, 2011

Special Issue: Questioning Citizenships

Selected articles:

Specifying citizenship: subaltern politics of rights and justice in contemporary India
By Aradhana Sharma

Citizenship acts and immigrant voting rights movements in the US
By Kathleen Coll

Education in a French secular group of scouts: a site to study tensions over citizenship
By Maxime Vanhoenacker


International Migration
Vol. 50, No. 1, February 2012

Selected articles:


Turkish Immigrants’ Hopes and Fears around Return Migration
By Aysem R. Senyurekli and Cecilia Menjivar

Managing Transnationalism: Continuity and Change in Turkish State Policy
By Liza Mugge

Turkish Migrants and Native Germans Compared: The Effects of Inter-Ethnic and Intra-Ethnic Friendships on the Transition from Unemployment to Work
By Bram Lancee and Anne Hartung

The International Migration System Between Turkey and Russia: Project-Tied Migrant Workers in Moscow
By Ahmet Icduygu and Aysem Biriz Karacay


Creating an Enabling Environment for Diasporas’ Participation in Homeland Development
By Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Factoring Turbulence Out: Diaspora Regulatory Mechanism and Migration Development Bank
By Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan and Arkady V. Gevorkyan

Formalizing Diaspora–State Relations: Processes and Tensions in the Jamaican Case
By Amanda Sives

Reconstructing the Sikh Diaspora
By Harpreet Kaur

A Fractured Transnational Diaspora: The Case of Zimbabweans in Britain
By Dominic Pasura

Trans-Local Communities in the Age of Transnationalism: Bosnians in Diaspora
By Hariz Halilovich


Journal of Intercultural Studies
Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2012

Selected articles:

The `Badanti' (Informal Carers) Phenomenon in Italy: Characteristics and Peculiarities of Access to the Health Care System
By Mara Tognetti Bordogna and Annalisa Ornaghi

Practice of Citizenship: Mozambican Immigration within the City of Johannesburg
By Elena Ostanel

Transnational Networks and Identifications of Australia's Diaspora in the USA
By Kelly L. Parker

Temporary Migration, Transnational Politics? The Politics of Temporary Migration in Australia
By Nicole Oke

Social Networks in Dubai: Informal Solidarities in an Uncaring State
By Laavanya Kathiravelu


Volume 7, No. 1, January 2012

Selected articles:

The Urban Imaginary: Writing, Migration, Place
By Lynne Pearce

City Branding and Social Inclusion in the Glocal City
By Maria Cristina Paganonia

Place and Lifestyle Migration: The Discursive Construction of ‘Glocal’ Place-Identity
By Kate Torkington


Ano 21, No. 85, November 2011

English-content articles:

Talk throws light on challenges facing refugee women in Canada

Passport, visa, virginity? A mother's tale of immigration in the 1970s
By Huma Qureshi

Immigrants in isolation
By Sacha DeVoretz

Famine refugees face increased violence, aid groups say
By Lily Boisson

A Victory for Domestic Workers

The Word on Women - Women Seeking Refuge In Africa – Highlighting The Challenges And Finding Solutions
By Massan d’Almeida


The Social Contract
Volume 22, No. 2, Winter 2012


Remembering Proposition 187
By Edwin S. Rubenstein

'Save Our State' - Dick Mountjoy and California’s Proposition 187
By Rick Oltman

American Association for the Advancement of Silence (On National Population Policies) Muffles 'Obnoxious' Canadians Too
By David Schindler, Madeline Weld, Stuart H. Hurlbert

Letter of protest over cancellation of an exhibitor booth for CAPS
By Various Authors

An Open Letter to the AAAS
By Leon Kolankiewicz

National Geographic Society Losing its Way, Breaking Trust
By Dell Erickson

Reflections on Border and Internal Security Battles - An exclusive interview with Robert H. Goldsborough
By Peter Gemma

Commentary as compelling now as it was then!
By Various

Wong Kim Ark’s Ship Comes to Port - Justice Horace Gray’s miscarriage of justice
By William Buchanan

Which States Lose House Seats If Puerto Rico Becomes a State?
By Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Demetrea Nichole Farris

‘Camp of the Saints’ in Real Life - Boat People Demand a Better Life in the West
By Brenda Walker

Overpopulation and Hunger - Unsustainable Growth, Food Shortages Underscore the Need to Live Within Limits
By William B. Dickinson

Reappraising a Birth Control Pioneer - New biography chronicles Margaret Sanger’s fight for family planning
By Donald A. Collins

The Lessons of a ‘Made-in-China’ Boycott
By Gerda Bikales

Caring for Our Mother Earth - A Timely Documentary That Confronts the Taboo of Overpopulation
By Fred Elbel

Busting Growth
By Fred Elbel