The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) offers conferences, dialogues, symposia and seminars to examine international migration issues, to highlight cutting-edge scholarship and research, and to feature ground-breaking public policy analysis. CMS events have covered issues as diverse as birth registration; the US and global refugee protection systems; lessons from the UN migration and development dialogue; border enforcement policies; access to justice and due process issues; and the work of faith-based institutions in helping to integrate immigrants.
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 for its second quarterly brown bag series, featuring Els de Graauw.
Dr. de Graauw will present on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in metropolitan Houston. She will explain how immigrants experience of new federal rights and benefits is shaped by this diverse, politically mixed, geographically sprawling, and civically underserved city. A light lunch of pizza will be provided.
This event is free and open to students, researchers, and practitioners of all disciplines.
The Center for Migration Studies hosted its first quarterly brown bag series, which featured Dr. Daniel Naujoks, the Interim Director of the International Organization & UN Studies Specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. During our conversation, Dr. Naujoks explained how migration, displacement, and sustainable development are linked and discussed key research, policy and development implications of these linkages. A light lunch of pizza was provided.
This event was free and open to students, researchers, and practitioners of all disciplines.
On October 17, 2019, the Center for Migration Studies held its annual academic and policy symposium from 8:30AM to 5:00PM at the law offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (One New York Plaza / 1 FDR Drive, New York, NY). Leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners examined the interplay between border externalization and enforcement policies and refugee protection in the United States and throughout the world. Particular attention was paid to the protection of women and children and to protracted refugee situations.
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.
This event will honor the legacy of Juan P. Osuna, an exemplary public servant, lawyer, scholar and friend. As Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Juan oversaw the agency that houses the US immigration court system. The event will include expert panels on a series of themes and issues of great importance to Juan, including the rule of law in the immigration system; political asylum and protection of survivors of violence; due process; immigration court reform and management; and responding to large-scale migrant and refugee flows. It will also include keynote addresses and a panel comprised of former public servants who will speak on Juan’s contributions and legacy.
On October 9, 2018, the Center for Migration Studies held its annual academic and policy symposium. Leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners examined citizenship in an era of record migration and growing nationalism. The event opened with a keynote address by HE Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza (Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Organization of American States) on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Following this presentation, Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) discussed her International Migration Review paper, “Understanding Membership in a World of Global Migration: (How) Does Citizenship Matter?” which synthesizes the literature on citizenship and immigration, and theorizes on why citizenship matters. Maria C. Abascal (Columbia University) then presented on citizenship, belonging, and the role of community among Latino Immigrants.
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.
Conference participants will explore the challenges facing diverse immigrant and refugee communities in local communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and elsewhere.
Join the Center for Migration Studies for its next quarterly brown bag, featuring Yamil Velez. Dr. Velez will present on the long-term consequences of state activity which explicitly targets a racial or ethnic minority group. He will discuss the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and describe how this impacted the political engagement of those who were interned and their family members. A light lunch of pizza will be provided.