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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

Farag book proposes improvements in immigration policy

George Farag ’02 MA (PA)/’02 MAIR/’07 PhD (Anth) has written Pro-American Immigration, recently published by Lioncrest. The book explores gaps in current U.S. immigration policy, and then proposes practical solutions to address these problems.
April 7, 2020

Elizabeth Cohen discusses new book on Blog Talk Radio

Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, provides the full scope of the immigration bias against individuals belonging to marginalized groups, starting in the days just after 9/11, and examines how the panic of the time gave way to the creation of a complex and unmonitored infrastructure that the Trump administration has unleashed without recourse.

February 17, 2020

Elizabeth Cohen cited in NY Mag article on ICE, McKinsey & Company

Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All, a book by Elizabeth F. Cohen, professor of political science, was cited in a New York Times and ProPublica report on McKinsey and Company's ties to President Trump's immigration policies.

December 9, 2019

Gadarian discusses attitudes on immigration in Quartz article

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, says the fact that Trump has turned immigration into such a partisan issue has likely increased support for immigrants among many Americans. "On the whole, people’s attitudes have become more supportive of immigration," she says.

September 11, 2019

Banks comments on southern border wall funding in Vox article

"It’s possible for Congress to enact—over a veto—funding restrictions on this or new funds that the president wants or needs. There’s lots of horse trading to come," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

September 6, 2019

Lopoo quoted in Medium article on immigration policy, fertility

"If we see fewer immigrants coming to the U.S., or if we start to restrict the immigrants who come in to those who look a lot like middle-class Americans, with respect to fertility rates, we’re going to see completely different fertility rates in the United States," says Len Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs.

August 16, 2019

SU Trustee Christine Larsen funds local immigrant/refugee study

Beginning this summer, the Maxwell School’s Community Geography Program will conduct a comprehensive assessment of community needs and assets among immigrants and refugees in the Syracuse area. That study is being funded by a gift of more than $110,000 from Syracuse University trustee Christine Larsen, her husband Vincent Dopulos, and their daughters Katherine and Phoebe.
June 6, 2019

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