CMS and RCUSA conducted a series of national listening sessions bringing together resettled refugees, resettlement workers, and community and government partners, followed by an extensive survey of resettlement program stakeholders, to gain guidance and direction on how to build a better program. The result was a first-of-its-kind report detailing what was working in the resettlement program, the internal and external challenges it faced, and how the program could be reformed. RCUSA and CMS co-hosted a panel discussion on the eve of the inauguration to encourage President Biden to tap the expertise of refugees and other community stakeholders in strengthening this crucial program.
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.
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.
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.
SIMN and CMS announce the launch of the SIMN-CMS Roundup, monthly calls providing the latest news on research initiatives, immigration policy developments, field trends, and upcoming events
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.