School teachers, county health officials, local police officers, and other everyday public servants are quietly improving life in North Carolina for immigrant-receiving communities. Read about one such initiative here.Read More
I wrote this a little while back, but at this rate, I may be re-posting the article annually. It’s hard to believe because researchers have known for decades a border wall with Mexico will not keep people out. If anything, our current system of border security tends to keep people in . This article published in Chatham County Line explains the unexpected consequences of building a wall. Be sure to check out the Spanish language version courtesy of Luis Melodelgado's skillful translation!Read More
This article was just published anonymously in the Chatham County Line. Other than the actress Diana Guerrero’s account, we have few stories from the children separated from their parents by deportation. I thought it important to post this one. As these young people grow into their own, we can expect to hear more stories like this one.Read More
1 course, 3 weeks, 3 credits. What causes Latin American citizens to emigrate to the United States without a visa? How do people undertake the journey? And what does all this mean for North Carolina communities? This class is scheduled to accommodate working students. Special consideration given to public servants and advocates working with Latino communities or thinking of doing so.Read More
A growing number of economic development programs worldwide provide cash specifically to women in poor communities. Giving women access to money empowers them, the theory goes.
Do they really work?Read More
This post explores how international travel has become de rigueur in some social circles even as the United States incarcerates children removed from their immigrant parents in “tent cities.”Read More
Listening to news about “chain migration,” I was confused. I could not tell how many people come to the United States through chain migration. If chain migration is a problem, how big or small a problem is it? This article digs into some numbers.Read More
After spending one week with NCSU students supporting CARA's pro bono legal work processing asylum cases at an ICE family detention center, I found it hard to understand why we have the system we do.
Image courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/EndFamilyDetention/?ref=br_rsRead More
Ideas of “wealthy” and “poor” are comparative. The definition of each depends on the other, such that ...Read More
A great day celebrating Hispanic Heritage...Read More
The class walks students through research on a migration-related topic of their choosing. Students then use that research to write up Wikipedia...Read More