North America

North America

Armand Gutierrez of the University of California, San Diego reviews Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity by Eric J. Pido. Eric J. Pido examines the complicated relationship among the Philippine economy, Manila’s urban development, and balikbayans—Filipino migrants visiting or returning to their...

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“At Risk” Report Series
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) released a series of reports on “at risk” immigrants in the United States. This series combines case studies with legal analysis and research from disparate disciplines, in an attempt to put a human face on US immigration and labor laws and policies. 

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Work without Justice: Low-Wage Immigrant Laborers
This report explores the plight of low-wage immigrant laborers who play a crucial role in the US economy, but earn subsistence-level wages, receive poor benefits, and face occupational hazards at high rates. It follows immigrant laborers from their countries of...

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Citizenship at Risk: New Obstacles to Naturalization
Citizenship is an integral part of the democratic process, affording rights and privileges, as well as triggering important responsibilities. This report describes the impact of denaturalization on stripping persons of citizenship, as well as the effects of backlogs, poor service,...

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2018 Lifetime Service Award: St John’s University
On October 9, 2018, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) honored St. John’s University with the Lifetime Service Award. As part of the award presentation during CMS’s annual gala, CMS screened video tributes from Anita Gomez-Palacio (Council...

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