Webinars

Webinars

The President and Immigration Law

In a groundbreaking new book, The President and Immigration Law, Adam Cox and Cristina M. Rodriguez show how, over the course of two centuries, the president became the US immigration policymaker-in-chief.  The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) hosted an interactive, virtual event on the need to rethink the role of the president in US immigration policymaking.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Immigrants and Refugees in Louisiana and Mississippi

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the extreme vulnerabilities of poor and marginalized people, including immigrants and refugees. The webinar will feature immigrant community leaders and service providers who will discuss the economic, educational, health, and safety consequences of the pandemic for vulnerable immigrants and newly resettled refugees in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Central Mississippi.

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Webinar: The FEER Survey on the Effects of US Immigration and Refugee Policies on Faith-Based Organizations

Join the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) for a webinar to discuss the report, “The Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Faith-Based Organizations: An Analysis of the FEER Survey.” The report analyzes the Federal Enforcement Effect Research (FEER) Survey, which describes the impact of US policies on faith-based organizations (FBOs) that serve and advocate with immigrant and refugee populations. The survey — which focuses on Catholic institutions, programs and ministries — finds that US immigration policies in the Trump era have created an increased demand for services from FBOs, but negatively impacted the ability of immigrants to access their services and to participate in their programs and ministries. In this webinar, Donald Kerwin and Mike Nicholson will discuss the survey and leaders from major Catholic organizations will discuss the impact of US policies on the services and ministries with immigrants and refugee provided by their networks. Speakers will also discuss policy ideas to address FEER Survey findings.

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The Contributions of Refugees to the Nation and the Importance of a Robust US Refugee Program
CMS hosted a webinar to discuss its recent report, “The US Refugee Resettlement Program – A Return to First Principles: How Refugees Help to Define, Strengthen, and Revitalize the United States,” commissioned by Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services. Speakers discussed the methodology underlying the findings detailed in the report and the integration, achievements and contributions of 1.1 million refugees resettled in the United States from 1987 to 2016. Speakers also discussed on-the-ground efforts to supporting refugees in Long Island, New York. And using findings from the report, speakers also discussed ways to influence the administration and Congress to support the US Refugee Program and return it to a more robust level of refugee admissions.

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SIMN-CMS Roundup | June 19, 2018
Join the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) for the next SIMN-CMS Roundup – monthly calls providing the latest news on research initiatives, immigration policy developments, field trends, and upcoming events sponsored by SIMN...

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SIMN-CMS Roundup
Join the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) for the next SIMN-CMS Roundup – monthly calls providing the latest news on research initiatives, immigration policy developments, field trends, and upcoming events sponsored by SIMN...

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A Catholic Response to Exclusionary Nationalism, the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection, and Recent Developments in US Immigration Policy

This webinar by Donald Kerwin, Executive Director for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), will be devoted to a discussion of Catholic teaching on migrants, refugees, and newcomers. Mr. Kerwin will discuss the Biblical touchstones of Catholic teaching on migrant and refugees, key principals that guide the Church’s analysis of this timeless issue, recent developments in US immigration policy and refugee protection, and how the Catholic community views and can respond to them. The presentation will draw on CMS’s scholarship and research.

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National Interests and Potential Common Ground in the US Immigration Debates: Legal Immigration Reform v. Mass Deportation and the Wall
This briefing covered two competing visions of US immigration policy; one characterized by legal immigration reform, and the other by mass deportation policies and a proposed 2,000 mile border wall. These visions are analyzed in three recent papers by Donald Kerwin and Robert Warren of CMS. The papers cover the consequences of mass deportation policies on US families and critique the idea of a 2,000 mile border wall. The briefing also described a vision of reform set forth in the paper titled “National Interests and Common Ground in the US Immigration Debate: How to Legalize the US Immigration System and Permanently Reduce Its Undocumented Population.”

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