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Pearson’s Research on Racial and Ethnic Exclusion Supported by Russell Sage Foundation Grant

The assistant professor of economics is part of a team exploring the exclusion and expulsion of groups of people from towns and cities from 1850 to 1950.

January 16, 2024

Zhang Comments on the Impact of Immigration Issues on AI Researchers in Marketplace Article

“Sixty-nine percent of those who currently live in the U.S. say that visa and immigration issues are a serious problem for them conducting AI research,” says Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science and senior research associate in the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute.

September 27, 2023

Kurien Quoted in Texas Standard Article on Immigrant Churches in Diaspora Network, US Church Growth

Prema Kurien, professor of sociology, says there is a logical reason why immigrant groups exhibit higher rates of religiosity. “Immigration and relocation from a familiar context to something completely unfamiliar is a theologizing experience,” Kurien says. “It raises existential questions—things that people don’t think about when they are in their home country with a familiar community.”

September 14, 2023

Elizabeth Cohen Speaks With Washington Examiner About the Ending of Title 42

“Title 42 is only the most recent of a long history of using health concerns as a justification for free movement restrictions," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science. "For example, it was only in 2010 that restrictions were removed on the entry of persons who are HIV positive."

May 19, 2023

Taylor Discusses US Immigration Plan to Attract Russian Scientists in Forbes

Professor Brian Taylor was quoted in the Forbes article "Putin Won’t Like U.S. Immigration Plan To Attract Russian Scientists."

May 3, 2022

Elizabeth Cohen quoted in TIME article on future of VOICE

The VOICE office was an integral part of the effort to "trawl for anecdotes to then trumpet and publicize because there wasn’t good data to demonstrate that there’s a massive problem with non-citizen criminality," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science and expert on immigration.
May 17, 2021

Elizabeth Cohen discusses immigration policy in 2021 in AlterNet piece

"From a failure to rescind the former president's Title 42, causing almost all recent asylum-seekers to be expelled from the U.S., to President Biden's equivocation on the 2021 refugee cap, it's almost impossible to find good news about immigration policy in 2021," writes Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science.
April 30, 2021

McCormick discusses US-Mexico immigration in Al Jazeera article

Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, says Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is likely to request more U.S. funding than under previous arrangements with Trump to respond to the situation.
March 15, 2021

Ma comments on order to stop visas for skilled immigrants in Politico

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, assesses that Trump's executive order suspending the entry of foreign workers seeking H1-B visas "seriously undermines American leadership in fields such as technology and medicine where skilled immigrants serve as the backbone."

June 25, 2020

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