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Senate testimony on the DREAM Act
2. House testimony on the Legal workforce Act
3. House testimony on port and maritime border security
4. House testimony on combating border corruption
5. Department of State report on human trafficking
6. CRS reports on issues for Congress vis-à-vis Mexico and southwest border violence
7. Virginia report on state contracting and immigration law compliance
8. E.U.: Statistics on citizenship grants for 2009



Two new legislative summaries from FAIR
10. Rasmussen survey: "58% Want English-Only Ballots"
11. New report from TRAC
12. "Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community"
13. Six new reports from the Institute for the Study of Labor
14. Seven new reports from the Migration Policy Institute
15. New working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research
16. Sixteen new papers from the Social Science Research Network
17. Canada: New working paper from CERIS
18. "International doctorates: trends analysis on their decision to stay in US"
19. "Jewish and Muslim Married Women Don't Work: Immigrant wives and Home-work in the Late Nineteenth and Late 20th Centuries"
20. "Immigration, Family Responsibilities and the Labor Supply of Skilled Native Women"
21. "The Wage Impact of Immigration in Germany – New Evidence for Skill Groups and Occupations"
22. "Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors"
23. "Risks Across Borders"



The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States
25. Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America
26. Who Goes Where and Why: An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility
27. The Making of the Mosaic, Second Edition: A History of Canadian Immigration Policy
28. Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People
29. Ireland, Sweden, and the Great European Migration, 1815-1914
30. Migration and the Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience



Ethnic and Racial Studies
32. Human Mobility
33. International Labor and Working-Class History
34. International Migration
35. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
Tuesday, June 28, 2011…


Member Statements:

Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Patrick Leahy…

Sen. Chuck Grassley…

Witness Testimony:

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Arne Duncan, Secretary, Department of Education

Clifford Stanley, Undersecretary of Defense

Ola Kaso

Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Stock

Steven Camarota, Research Director
Center for Immigration Studies


House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Legal Workforce Act

Opening Statement

Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman

Witness Testimony:

Rep. Ken Calvert

Barry Rutenberg, First Vice Chairman of the Board
National Association of Home Builders

Craig S. Miller, Past Chairman
National Restaurant Association

Tyler Moran, Policy Director
National Immigration Law Center


House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Tuesday, June 14, 2011…

Securing the Nation’s Ports and Maritime Border — A Review of the Coast Guard Post 9/11 Homeland Security Missions

Opening Statements

Rep. Candice Miller, Chairman
[access video at link]

Witness Testimony:

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Commandant, US Coast Guard…


Senate Committee on Homeland Security
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs
Thursday, June 9, 2011…

Border Corruption: Assessing Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office Collaboration in the Fight to Prevent Corruption

Witness Testimony:

Alan D. Bersin, Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Charles Edwards, Acting Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Trafficking in Persons Report 2011
United States Department of State, June 2011


Mexico: Issues for Congress
By Clare Ribando Seelke
CRS Report for Congress, June 9, 2011

Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence
By Kristin M. Finklea, William J. Krouse, and Marc R. Rosenblum
CRS Report for Congress, June 9, 2011


State Contracting and the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Commonwealth of Virginia, June 13, 2011


EU27 Member States granted citizenship to 776,000 persons in 2009
Eurostat, June 2011…


New reports from FAIR

Summary of S. 1196 the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act”
as introduced June 14, 2011…

Summary of H.R. 2164: Legal Workforce Act
as introduced June 14, 2011…


58% Want English-Only Ballots
Rasmussen Reports, June 11, 2011…


* Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Republicans and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party support ballots only in English. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democrats prefer bilingual ballots.

* Americans overwhelmingly believe that English should be the official language of the United States and reject by sizable margins the idea that such a move is racist or a violation of free speech. Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters also continue to feel that when people move to America from other countries, they should adopt this nation’s culture.

* Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the Political Class think ballots should be bilingual, but 67% of Mainstream voters feel they should be in English only.


New from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Illegal Reentry Becomes Top Criminal Charge
June 2011


Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community
By Ricardo Gambetta and Michelle Burgess
National League of Cities, June 2011…


New from the Institute for the Study of Labor

1. Migrant Women on the Labour Market: On the Role of Home- and Host-Country Participation
By Suzanne Kok, Nicole Bosch, Anja Deelen, and Rob Euwals
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5817, June 2011

2. International Migration, Imperfect Information, and Brain Drain
By Vianney Dequiedt and Yves Zenou
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5786, June 2011

3. Social Contacts and the Economic Performance of Immigrants: A Panel Study of Immigrants in Germany
By Agnieszka Kanas, Barry R. Chiswick, Tanja van der Lippe, and Frank van Tubergen
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5775, June 2011

4. Tradable Immigration Quotas
By Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga and Hillel Rapoport
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5765, June 2011

5. Give Me Your Wired and Your Highly Skilled: Measuring the Impact of Immigration Policy on Employers and Shareholders
By Carl Lin
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5754, May 2011

6. Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States
By Kate H. Choi, Marta Tienda, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, and Mathias Sinning
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5750, May 2011


New from the Migration Policy Institute

1. Mexican and Central American Immigrants in the United States
By Kate Brick, A. E. Challinor, and Marc R. Rosenblum
June 2011

2. The Role of Civil Society in EU Migration Policy: Perspectives on the European Union’s Engagement in its Neighborhood
By Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
June 2011

3. Improving Immigrants’ Employment Prospects through Work-Focused Language Instruction
By Margie McHugh and A. E. Challinor
June 2011

4. Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation on International Migration
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Madeleine Sumption
June 2011

5. Potential into Practice: The Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Program
By Tedla W. Giorgi and Aaron Terrazas
Migration Information Source, June 2011

6. Spotlight on Naturalization Trends
By Anne Nielsen and Jeanne Batalova
Migration Information Source, June 2011

7. Supreme Court Upholds Legal Arizona Workers Act with Limited Implications for Other State Immigration Laws
By Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron
Migration Information Source Policy Beat, June 2011


New from the National Bureau of Economic Research

Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe
By Francesco D'Amuri and Giovanni Peri
NBER Working Paper No. 17139, June 2011


New from the Social Science Research Network

1. Highly Educated Immigrants and Native Occupational Choice
By Giovanni Peri, University of California, Davis Department of Economics and Chad Sparber, Colgate University - Economics Department
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 50, Issue 3, 2011

2. Implications of Immigration Policies for the U.S. Farm Sector and Workforce
By Stephen Devadoss, University of Idaho and Jeff Luckstead
Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, Issue 3, 2011

3. The Impact of Amnesty on Labor Market Outcomes: A Panel Study Using the Legalized Population Survey
By Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Cynthia Bansak, Saint Lawrence University
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 50, Issue 3, 2011

4. Immigration Law and the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Kevin R. Johnson, University of California, Davis School of Law and Bernard Trujillo, Valparaiso University School of Law
University of Arizona Press, Forthcoming
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 260

5. Perpetuating the Marginalization of Latinos: A Collateral Consequence of the Incorporation of Immigration Law into the Criminal Justice System
By Yolanda Vazquez, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Howard Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2011
U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-20

6. Immigrants in Spain: Their Role in the Economy and the Effects of the Crisis
By Andrea Elteto, Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Romanian Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2011

7. Immigration Detention in America: A History of Its Expansion and a Study of Its Significance
By Stephanie J. Silverman, University of Oxford
COMPAS Working Paper No. 80, October 1, 2010

8. Free Movement and Equal Rights for Low-Wage Workers? What the United States Can Learn from the New EU Migration to Britain
By Jennifer Gordon, Fordham University School of Law
May 1, 2011

9. Murky Immigration Law and the Challenges Facing Immigration Removal and Benefits Adjudication
By Jill E. Family, Widener University School of Law
J. of the Nat'l Journal of the Ass'n of Admin. Law Judiciary, Vol. 31, 2011

10. Empowerment for Whom? The Impact of Community Renewal Tax Incentives on Businesses in Minority and Immigrant Neighborhoods
By Richard J. Smith, Wayne State University
May 23, 2011

11. Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States
By Kate Choi, Princeton University; Marta Tienda, Princeton University; Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, University of Melbourne; and Mathias Sinning,
Australian National University
Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 12/11, June 2011

12. Managing International Migration in Australia: Human Rights and the ‘Last Major Redoubt of Unfettered National Sovereignty’
By Brian Opeskin, Macquarie Law School
International Migration Review, Vol. 45, 2011

13. How Arkansas Convictions are Treated for Immigration Purposes
By Elizabeth L. Young, University of Arkansas School of Law
Arkansas Law Notes, 2010

14. On Making Persons: Legal Constructions of Personhood and Their Nexus with Human Trafficking
Karen E. Bravo, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
North Illinois University Law Review, 2011

15. Immigration Reform: Policies and Implementation
By Rafael Benevides Barbosa Gomes, et al., Texas A&M University
June 2011

16. Documenting the Undocumented: A Review of the United States' First Municipal ID Program
Ruth K. Ditlmann, Paul Lagunes, and Brian Levin
Yale University, June 3, 2011


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

Front Page Challenge: A case study examining what the ethnic media promises and what it delivers
By April Lindgren
CERIS Working Paper Series No. 83, May 2011


International doctorates: trends analysis on their decision to stay in US
By Kim Dongbin, Charles Bankart, and Laura Isdell
Higher Education, Vol. 62, No. 2, August 2011…


Jewish and Muslim Married Women Don't Work: Immigrant wives and Home-work in the Late Nineteenth and Late Twentieth Centuries
By Anne J. Kershen
Home Cultures, Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2011…


Immigration, Family Responsibilities and the Labor Supply of Skilled Native Women
By Lidia Farré, Libertad González, and Francesc Ortega
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011


The Wage Impact of Immigration in Germany – New Evidence for Skill Groups and Occupations
By Max Friedrich Steinhardt
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011


Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors
Appleseed Network, April 2011…


Risks Across Borders
A Study of the Potential of Microinsurance Products to Help Migrants Cope with Cross Border Risks
By Barbara Magnoni, EA Consultants; Annette Lovoi, Appleseed; Julia Brown, EA Consultants; and Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, 2010…


The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States
By Jan Willem Duyvendak

Palgrave Macmillan, 192 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0230293980, $77.14

Paperback, ISBN: 0230293999, $26.40

Book Description: This book addresses prominent debates in Western Europe and the United States on themes as seemingly diverse as national identity and nostalgia, migration and integration, gender relations and 'caring communities'. At the most fundamental level, all of these debates deal with the right to belong and the ability to 'feel at home'. The book examines what has happened to the 'home feelings' of the majority under the influence of the two major revolutions of our times: the gender revolution and increased mobility due to globalization. It analyzes how 'home' has been politicized, examines the risks of this politicization, as well as exploring alternative home-making strategies that aim to transcend the 'logic of identities' where one group's ability to feel at home comes at the expense of other groups.


Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America
By Peter Schrag

University of California Press, 320 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0520259785, $17.43

Paperback, ISBN: 0520269918, $14.78

Kindle, ASIN: B003T0FME2, 638 KB, $9.99

Book Description: In a book of deep and telling ironies, Peter Schrag provides essential background for understanding the fractious debate over immigration. Covering the earliest days of the Republic to current events, Schrag sets the modern immigration controversy within the context of three centuries of debate over the same questions about who exactly is fit for citizenship. He finds that nativism has long colored our national history, and that the fear—and loathing—of newcomers has provided one of the faultlines of American cultural and political life. Schrag describes the eerie similarities between the race-based arguments for restricting Irish, German, Slav, Italian, Jewish, and Chinese immigrants in the past and the arguments for restricting Latinos and others today. He links the terrible history of eugenic "science" to ideas, individuals, and groups now at the forefront of the fight against rational immigration policies. Not Fit for Our Society makes a powerful case for understanding the
complex, often paradoxical history of immigration restriction as we work through the issues that inform, and often distort, the debate over who can become a citizen, who decides, and on what basis.


Who Goes Where and Why: An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility
By Caroline Macready and Clive Tucker

Institute of International Education; Global Education Research Reports edition, 176 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0872063429, $39.95

Book Description: Where are today's international students going and how are they selecting their destinations? In this book, the fifth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by the Institute of International Education and the AIFS Foundation, Caroline Macready and Clive Tucker describe and analyze current information on how and why students choose their study abroad destinations, and the ways in which national policies in a variety of host and sending countries impact students decisions. This report also provides a thorough analysis of the Exchange Visitor Program in the United States, using statistics provided to the authors by the U.S. Department of State. Overall, Who Goes Where and Why? offers a comprehensive overview of the complexity of student mobility worldwide.


The Making of the Mosaic, Second Edition: A History of Canadian Immigration Policy
By Ninette Kelley and M. Trebilcock

University of Toronto Press, 672 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0802095364, $27.54

Kindle, ISBN: 1565493192, ASIN: B00551KBJY, 1420 KB, $24.79

Book Description: Immigration policy is a subject of intense political and public debate. In this second edition of the widely recognized and authoritative work The Making of the Mosaic, Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebilcock have thoroughly revised and updated their examination of the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history.

Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors interpret major episodes in the evolution of Canadian immigration policy, including the massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras as well as the Japanese-Canadian internship camps during World War Two. New chapters provide perspective on immigration in a post-9/11 world, where security concerns and a demand for temporary foreign workers play a defining role in immigration policy reform. A comprehensive and important work, The Making of the Mosaic clarifies the attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of immigration history, providing vital perspective on the central issues of immigration policy that continue to confront us today.


Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People
By Christine Ho and James Loucky

Kumarian Press (Hardcover) Thorogood (Paperback), 288 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 1565493206, $61.83

Paperback, ISBN: 1565493192, $24.95

Book Description:

* Comprehensive and passionate exploration of the debates surrounding the politics, economics and ethics of international migration

* Offers suggestions for humane and rational immigration policies

The popular discourse on immigration in North America and Western Europe is usually framed in terms of violations to national law, fueled by fear and propped up by the myths of nationhood. The rhetoric maintains that immigrants as individuals threaten jobs, the local economy and the cultural identity of a country. But these views fail to consider the ironic reality: that the developed world, which tries so emphatically to keep poor people out, itself produces the systemic economic conditions that foster migration.

Humane Migration provides a fresh look at the debate on international migration in general and immigration to the United States, Europe and Canada in particular. It explains clearly why groups migrate and the militarized anxiety that threatens their livelihood. Arguing that migration is a human right, the authors call for better policies that recognize these rights and the many benefits that migrants provide to their new communities. This book is an essential text for policy makers, students and activists who seek justice for the world’s vulnerable populations.


Ireland, Sweden, and the Great European Migration, 1815-1914
By Donald H. Akenson

Mcgill Queens Univ Press, 320 pp.

Hardcover, ISBN: 0773539573, $65.00

Book Description: This book is the product of Donald Akenson's decades of research and writing on Irish social history and its relationship to the Irish diaspora - it is also the product of a lifetime of trying to figure out where Swedish-America actually came from, and why. These two matters, Akenson shows, are intimately related. Ireland and Sweden each provide a tight case study of a larger phenomenon, one that, for better or worse, shaped the modern world: the Great European Diaspora of the "true" nineteenth century.

Akenson's book parts company with the great bulk of recent emigration research by employing sharp transnational comparisons and by situating the two case studies in the larger context of the Great European Migration and of what determines the physics of a diaspora: no small matter, as the concept of diaspora has become central to twenty-first-century transnational studies. He argues (against the increasing refusal of mainstream historians to use empirical databases) that the history community still has a lot to learn from economic historians; and, simultaneously, that (despite the self-confidence of their proponents) narrow, economically based explanations of the Great European Migration leave out many of the most important aspects of the whole complex transaction. Akenson believes that culture and economic matters both count, and that leaving either one on the margins of explanation yields no valid explanation at all.


Migration and the Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience
Edited by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption and Aaron Terrazas

Migration Policy Institute, 375 pp.

Paperback, ISBN: 0974281980, $24.95

Book Description: This volume by MPI's Transatlantic Council on Migration examines how immigrants have fared economically and in the labor market during the global economic crisis. It focuses on seven country case studies: the United States,Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The case studies carefully detail unemployment rates through the recession and beyond across a range of metrics such as education, age, gender, and job sector. They examine migration flows and immigrant well-being indicators. Taken together, the studies trace the effects of the financial crisis on major immigrant-receiving countries on both sides of the Atlantic, explaining how youth, men, and young minorities were disproportionately affected.


Ethnic and Racial Studies
Vol. 34, No. 7, July 2011

Selected articles:

Ritualization among young adult Muslims in Malmö and Copenhagen
By Jonas Otterbeck

Understanding and Approaching Muslim Visibilities: Lessons Learned from a Fieldwork-based Study of Muslims in Copenhagen
By Garbi Schmidt

Faith intersections and Muslim women in the European microcosm: notes towards the study of non-organized Islam
By Sara Silvestri


Human Mobility
Boletim 75 – Ano VIII – June 2011…

Selected articles:

EU interior ministers slow down Schengen expansion,,15144357,00.html

A meeting of EU interior ministers has been plagued by disputes over European borders. But ministers have agreed to delay Romania and Bulgaria's entry to the European border-free Schengen zone until security is assured.

Disputes over European borders were rife on Thursday during a meeting of EU interior ministers.

A proposal to expand European Union's Schengen border-free travel zone was blocked after several ministers contested a bid by Bulgaria and Romania to join, despite acknowledging the two were technically qualified for it. The Schengen zone permits passport-free travel for citizens of member countries. The two countries failed to win the support of all the existing 26 participating states for their accession.

Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Holland blocked the motion, citing fears over border security. They requested further evidence that Bulgaria and Romania were able to control illegal immigration and crime following concerns regarding the security of the countries' existing borders. The European Commission is due to publish a report on their efforts to step up controls in July… (to be continued) TOP

African refugees turn to Latin America over Europe,,15174828,00.html

With the European Union sealing off its external borders, more and more refugees from African countries seek shelter in other parts of the world. In Latin America, figures have doubled.

It's rush hour on Avenida Rivadavia in the buzzing, pulsating quarter of Once in Buenos Aires. On the pavement, street vendors have put up small stands every two meters: Earrings, watches and sunglasses are spread out on big shawls on the floor, they pile up in suitcases, or dangle from umbrellas. "It's cold," says one of the vendors, rubbing his hands. Koaku Bu Date Rodrigue was born in Ivory Coast. The 25-year-old came to Argentina two years ago. "My country is in a civil war. I was forced to fight in a rebels' group," says Koaku. "One morning I managed to escape. I made my way to San Pedro port and hid in the container room of a ship." Koaku doesn't remember just how long he had to hide for. When the ship stopped moving he was in Argentina... (to be continued) TOP

Deep-Rooted Prejudice Against Immigrants
Although Argentina's immigration law is regarded as one of the most progressive in Latin America, xenophobia and discrimination persist, showing that progress is still more theoretical than practical.
Marcela Valente

Discrimination against foreigners, which cannot be eradicated by words on paper, is experienced by thousands of immigrants in government offices, streets, workplaces, schools and hospitals in Argentina, in spite of the law that recognises everyone's right of free access to all public services. "I often go by the hospital, and it's full of Peruvians and Paraguayans taking the place of Argentines," a woman who says she can recognise "the accents" of patients attending the state hospital in San Isidro, in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, just by walking past the door, comments to IPS.

Sociologist Corina Rodríguez, of the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policy (CIEPP), reports another such phrase from a taxi driver, that she recorded for her study: "Bloody blacks, why don't they go back to their own country?" The racist slur refers to the darker skin of indigenous or mixed ancestry Bolivians, Paraguayans and Peruvians, compared to that of many Argentines… (to be continued) TOP

Merkel defends policy to deport North African economic migrants,,15132075,00.html

As the EU continues to feel intense migratory pressure from political upheaval in Arab countries, the chancellor says Germany will accept only those asylums seekers who face political persecution at home.

Chancellor Angela Merkel defended a government policy to deport economic migrants from North Africa in a speech at this year's Protestant Church Day in Dresden. Addressing the audience at the gathering on Saturday, June 4, Merkel said that on humanitarian grounds Germany would accept refugees arriving from countries where there was evidence of political persecution - such as Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

However, the chancellor said the country had no responsibility for those arriving from countries such as Tunisia - where a ruling dictatorship had been toppled. "That cannot be the way," she said. Tens of thousands of migrants from North Africa have sought to enter the EU following a wave of popular uprisings in Arab countries that has already toppled two long-term leaders. Many of them are economic migrants who do not qualify to stay in the EU… (to be continued) TOP

Cultural, language barriers complicate cancer treatment for immigrant women… - 16.06

Health care professionals discussed ways to improve access to cancer treatment for immigrant populations Thursday at a conference in Edmonton. Language is the greatest barrier for many cultural groups, said Sadia Anwar, who works to promote cancer awareness among members of the South Asian community. Anwar spoke as part of a discussion panel at the Care about Cancer conference. The three-day event aims to promote understanding of cancer and its treatment by bringing together researchers, health-care workers, patients and families.

Anwar said those with limited English are not only unable to explain symptoms to doctors, but often have difficulty booking appointments in the first place. As a result, some avoid seeking treatment or getting screened for cancer. "These doctors are trying to help, but it's out of the hands of health care providers if the patient is not wanting to talk," she said… (to be continued) TOP

Highly educated female immigrants say Canada isn't on their side…

If you're an aspiring immigrant with a science degree, don't expect to find good work in Canada, say various immigrant women in Vancouver.

Jayashree Shrivastava, a 38-year-old environmental scientist from India, says if she could start over, she'd go south of the border. “I'm telliing people from India who want to immigrate to try the U.S. first, and not Canada. The U.S. will recognize your education and experience and Canada will not," Shrivastava said. “My sister is finishing her Ph.D. in the U.S. and she is much farther ahead in her career than I am.”

After seven stressful years of looking for work in her own field here in Canada, Shrivastava is only now coming to terms with the realization that her dream of contributing to the sciences in Canada has diminished. Feelings of frustration, isolation and depression have been a part of daily life for Shrivastava, who tried to communicate her experience with the Ministry of Environment in India to Canadian employers… (to be continued) TOP

Trade in human beings irks African Union
Jack Mikaili

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has blacklisted five member states in EAC and IGAD regions for being the gateway for trafficking in persons (TIP) en route to ‘promised land’ in southern Africa and Europe. Kenya and Tanzania as well as Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan in EAC region and IGAD region respectively appear in the list made public in Arusha recently at an AU/EAC meeting on trafficking and smuggling of human beings.

At the high profile two –day meeting, Naomi Shiferaw, Union Liaison officer, presenting an overview of a review done in December 2010, said the countries have been the hub for the illegal TIPs business.

This business is happening even though countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania have programmes promoting the rights of children and protecting them from trafficking in particular, she said…


International Labor and Working-Class History
Volume 79, No. 1, 2011
Special Issue: Labor Migration to the Middle East…

Selected articles:

Migrant Workers in the Middle East: Introduction
By Prasannan Parthasarathi and Donald Quataert…

The Turn of the Gulf Tide: Empire, Nationalism, and South Asian Labor Migration to Iraq, c. 1900–1935
By Stefan Tetzlaff…

Migration and Popular Protest in the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf in the 1950s and 1960s
By John Chalcraft…

Project-Tied Labor Migration from Turkey to the MENA Region: Past, Present, and Future
By Ahmet Icduygu and Deniz Sert…

Where Governmentality Ends: Border Control Officers and Deportations of Sojourners in Israel
By Oded Korczyn…

Migration as Diplomacy: Labor Migrants, Refugees, and Arab Regional Politics in the Oil-Rich Countries
By Helene Thiollet…

Unofficial Citizens: Indian Entrepreneurs and the State-Effect in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
By Neha Vora…

Migration, Neoliberal Capitalism, and Islamic Reform in Kozhikode (Calicut), South India
By Filippo Osella and Caroline Osella…


International Migration
Vol. 49, Supp. No. 1, June 2011…


A Decision Framework for Environmentally Induced Migration
By Fabrice G. Renaud, Olivia Dun, Koko Warner, and Janos Bogardi

Multidimensional Re-creation of Vulnerabilities and Potential for Resilience in International Migration
By Alex Julca

The Thin Line Between Choice and Flight: Environment and Migration in Rural Benin
By Martin Doevenspeck


Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol. 37, Issue 7, August 2011


Nativism and the Obsolescence of Grand Narrative: Comprehending the Quandary of Anti-Immigration Groups in the Neoliberal Era
By Miguel de Oliver

Framing Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Europe: When Competition Does Not Matter
By Sergi Pardos-Prado

Acceptable and Unacceptable Immigrants: How Opposition to Immigration in Britain is Affected by Migrants' Region of Origin
By Robert Ford

The Language Acquisition of Male Immigrants in a Multilingual Destination: Turks and Moroccans in Belgium
By Frank van Tubergen and Menno Wierenga

Two Dimensions to Economic Incorporation: Soviet Immigrants in the Israeli Labour Market
By Anastasia Gorodzeisky and Moshe Semyonov

The Development of New ‘Third-Cultural Spaces of Belonging’: British-Born Cypriot ‘Return’ Migrants in Cyprus
By Janine Teerling

Recycling Migration and Changing Nationalisms: The Vietnamese Return Diaspora and Reconstruction of Vietnamese Nationhood
By Yuk Wah Chan & Thi Le Thu Tran

Time and Transnationalism: A Longitudinal Study of Immigration, Endurance and Settlement in Canada
By Johanna L. Waters

Rights Beyond Borders: Everyday Politics of Citizenship in the Israeli Diaspora
By Nir Cohen


Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana
Ano XIX – No. 36, January-June 2011
Politicas Migratorias

Selected articles:

Migration and mobility in a changing climate. A policy perspective
By Cecilia Tacoli

The category of “métissage”: status quaestionis
By Paolo Gomarasca