Today, the nation faces a series of major policy challenges revolving around immigrants and refugees. In this episode, Julian Zelizer talks to NPR veteran Deborah Amos about how President Donald Trump has used executive power to move the country rightward on these issues and what the impact has been on local communities.
A federal appeals court has blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order issuing an immigration ban barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Trump also has made moves toward building a border wall with Mexico, which recent figures suggest may cost an estimated $21 billion.
The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), which brings together social scientists around the world to analyze social trends and spur debate about social change and possible choices between alternative policies and institutions, is seeking comments on the first draft of its report.
Every year citizens flee their homelands to escape political instability, violent conflicts, environmental degradation and grinding poverty. In 2015 alone, roughly 1 million migrants sought a more secure future within the European Union (EU).
While producing the annual Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is no small task, a review of this year’s 26th edition clearly reveals a publication worthy of the time and effort involved.
A law passed by the Hungarian parliament last week gave the government the right to declare a state of migration emergency to cope with the tens of thousands of refugees crossing the border.
On Feb. 17 – just one day before President Barack Obama's new immigration policy was planned to go into effect – a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction halting its implementation. Obama's proposed executive action was intended to legally protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
WWS' Marta Tienda in the Dallas Morning News.
Professor and Director of WWS' Office of Population Research (OPR) Douglas Massey in Bloomberg View.