immigration

Meet Alonso Guillén: The Heroic ‘Dreamer’ Who Died Volunteering to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey.

October 2, 2017

The body of Alonso Guillén, a missing 31-year-old Mexican immigrant living in Texas under the DACA program, was found on Sunday, September 3, in the floodwaters and wreckage left behind by Hurricane Harvey that week in Spring, Texas.

Labor in Latin America during 2016: Rising Unemployment and Deteriorating Conditions

May 23, 2017

On May 11th, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), released their joint report on the evolution of the situation of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. According to this publication, during last year the region “endured its largest jump in urban unemployment for two decades.”

Who Owns the Assets Acquired with Remittances?

March 8, 2017
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One of the motivations for international migration is often to save enough from work abroad to purchase a housing lot and/or construct a dwelling or to acquire other assets such as consumer durables.  But who owns the assets acquired with remittances?  The migrant who sends them, the remittance manager in the country of origin, or both together? And does the gender of the remitter or remittance manager matter?

DACA – a Future of Uncertainty

February 9, 2017

 

There is no doubt that President Trump’s actions in the past week have shaken up the immigrant community.  After all, much of his campaign promises to undo Obama’s immigration legacies are coming to life.  On January 27, 2017, Trump placed a “Muslim” ban on travelers— including those with green cards and dual nationalities—entering the United States. The executive order affected many individuals who live and study in the U.S. and were returning from vacation.

Acclimation of Wealthy Mexicans to U.S.

October 20, 2016

When one considers Mexican immigration to the U.S., many envision groups of poor families sluggishly yet relentlessly crossing numerous boundaries in order to reach the land presumed to abound with opportunities. However, in some cases, the families that cross the U.S./Mexican border are not impoverished but affluent, using the resources they have to escape the violence that continually looms over them.

Schema: The Impactful Relaxed Foreign Travel Policy in Cuba

October 20, 2016

~ 1 year ago, on Jan. 14, 2013, Raúl Castro and the Cuban government relaxed foreign travel

  policies for its citizens...

~ Between Jan. 14 and Nov. 30, 2013, more than 184,000 islanders had gone abroad.

        * Many on more than one trip (257,518 trips total according to Cuba’s foreign

          and migration department)

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