Immigration News Blog

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Request for Proposals in Immigration Research

Request for Proposals in Immigration Research
The National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), headquartered at the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce a competitive research opportunity to address current challenges in immigration studies.
Each project will be funded at approximately $100,000.  The performance period is one year and will begin on June 1, 2013.  Proposals are due March 1, 2013.
This effort, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of University Programs (OUP), invites qualified researchers to propose projects that will provide DHS stakeholders, policy-makers and the public with contemporary and innovative research that addresses current research challenges in immigration studies.
Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), BORDERS encourages proposals for research that will inform the public as well as assist the government in effectively managing the nation’s immigration system.
BORDERS is seeking proposals in the following five broad topic areas:
Ø  Impacts of Enforcement on Unauthorized Flows
Ø  Population Dynamics
Ø  Immigration Policy
Ø  Immigration Administration
Ø  Civic Integration and Citizenship
To view the full RFP and to access application materials, please click the link above or copy and paste the following URL into a web browser:
 BORDERS is a consortium of 16 premier institutions headquartered at the University of Arizona whose mission is to provide scientific knowledge, develop technologies and techniques, and evaluate policies to meet the challenges of border security and immigration. For more information about the Center please visit


Monday, January 14, 2013

UndocuNationBerkeley: Call for Artists

UndocuNationBerkeley:  Call for Artists

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG), CultureStr/ke and the Department ofTheater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) is thrilled to announce this year's UndocuNation at UC Berkeley.  We will be bringing together artists, community members, students, faculty and staff from California and the nation focusing attention on critical issues affecting undocumented immigrant communities.  Hosted by Bay Area artist Favianna Rodríguez, UndocuNation is an evening of culture jamming, visual art, and performances addressing the devastating consequences of our country's broken immigration system.

Artists from different racial and sexual backgrounds, immigration history and documentation statuses will be sharing artwork and cultural interventions about the current immigration crisis through performances, film excerpts, installations, music and readings. The collaboration of these creative artists attempts to use images and stories to facilitate dialogue that can inspire.  UndocuNation, is also part of a series of workshops that have been taking place nation-wide has been presented in major U.S. cities, including at our own Bay Area Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

We are currently seeking artists who may be interested in being part of this celebration, and collaborate with artists, writers, and organizers from across the country to build and support humane, just ways to address our nation’s current immigrant crisis. The event itself is comprised of a collage of artistic performances that allow creative cultural workers to speak about their art to shift today’s understanding of what "America" looks like.  The UndocuNation event at UC Berkeley will have a particular focus on undocumented immigrant communities and the connections between the politics of immigration and education. In addition, we seek to emphasize how the experience of being undocumented intersects with other political identities such as gender and sexuality, by including a number of performances that are queer-identified.

We welcome:
  • poetry
  • spoken word
  • creative readings
  • music
  • video shorts
  • scenes and skits for stage
  • comedy
  • paintings
  • installation work
Please note that in collaboration with CultureStrike, UndocuNation, is an evening with artists for immigrant justice. We seek artists that bring visibility to the immigration debate, and similar to CultureStrike, create a collective of artists across the nation who challenge dominant anti-immigrant narratives and infuse the national narrative with creative values- based, pro-immigrant images, ideals and stories. We welcome interdisciplinary collaborations that foster an engagement with the larger public and explore new models of art as a vehicle for cultural change.

You have until JANUARY 20, 2013 to submit a piece of your artistic talent.  To express your interest in participatng, questions or concerns please contact:

UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar
Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize


Assistant Professor
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies


FEBRUARY 15, 2013
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M


Managing Migration to Support Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
[full-text, 56 pages]
 Since 2011, ADBI and the OECD have held an annual Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia. The success of these events reflects the realization that meeting challenges means reaching out to colleagues in other countries. This report builds on these round tables and aims to identify innovative models for managing new and emerging forms of labor migration. To that end, it also provides, for the first time in a single publication, a statistical overview of international migration in some Asian countries. These data—assembled from different sources, and still reflecting the partial coverage of the phenomenon in many countries—should help readers to understand the impact and role of international migration in Asia.


31st meeting of the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)

PRIEC - UC Berkeley Meeting
The 31st meeting of the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)
UC Berkeley @ Center for Latino Policy Research
Friday, January 25, 2013 

11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 
All are welcome to join us for the meeting


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Explore the inaugural issue of Migration and Development

Explore the inaugural issue of Migration and Development
 Migration is a multi-dimensional, multifaceted and complex global phenomenon that affects every country in the world. Almost all sovereign countries in the world are either points of origin, transit points or destination countries for migrants, often combinations of all three or any two, at any point of time. A new journal in 2012, Migration and Development invites contributions to highlight the various facets of international migration beyond the conventional lines.
 The first issue of Migration and Development is now available online - read the entire inaugural issue free!
 Find out more about Migration and Development at and submit your work to the Editor-in-Chief at


Call for Papers for the Workshop Theorizing 'the Local Turn' in Immigrant Policies: A Multi-level Approach.

GRITIM-UPF / IMISCOE Call for Papers 2013 Call for Papers for the Workshop Theorizing 'the Local Turn' in Immigrant Policies: A Multi-level Approach. Closing date for applications: 1 February 2013.


"We asked for workers and families came:" Children, youth and ...

Friday, February 22, 2013
9 am to 8 pm (including dinner and cultural event)
University of California, Los Angeles

This conference draws together UC-wide faculty and students who study children, youth and families in relation to migration issues, broadly defined. Collectively, we want to address such questions as: How do migration experiences shape the experiences of growing up and raising children? How do current immigration policies affect families? How are the children of immigrants faring in educational contexts? What identities are they forming?  What are their daily lives and experiences, and aspirations for the future?  What policies and practices best support the health and welfare of immigrant children, youth and families? How does the recognition of children’s claims to educational access and to various forms of lawful status (ranging from Deferred Action to U.S. citizenship), based on their ties or their birth in the United States, both reflect and affect fundamental notions of citizenship and belonging? 


Friday, January 04, 2013

The Immigration Enforcement Paradox

The Immigration Enforcement Paradox
Recent immigration policy changes highlight the need for legislative reform.


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