Immigration Law

Recent Posts

The Biggest Immigration Wave in US History Had Huge Economic Benefits, Study Shows
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carly Cassella, Science Alert, Mar. 18, 2019 "Over a hundred years ago, from 1850 to 1920, the United States of America experienced a wave of mass migration like never before - the highest levels in its history. While the topic of immigration remains... Read More

Roll Tape - Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump (DU Law, Mar. 22, 2019)
Posted on 22 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump "Cristian Farías, an editorial writer for the New York Times, will moderate a panel of print, digital, and broadcast journalists: Pilar Marrero, independent journalist, author of Killing the American... Read More

The Trump Administration’s Lawlessness at the Border: Stories from Tijuana - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 3 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, Feb. 3, 2019 "Following the law should not be a radical idea. Yet the governments of the United States and Mexico somehow find advocacy for the codified rights of asylum seekers reprehensible. I travelled to Tijuana in mid-January... Read More

If You Criticize Family ("Chain") Migration, Jennifer Mendelsohn Will Set You Straight!
Posted on 18 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Feldberg, Jan. 17, 2018 - "Earlier this month, White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted out an enthusiastic call to end “chain migration.” Also known as family-based migration — or, in the parlance of... Read More

Dramatic Drop in Immigration From Mexico to US - Study
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the U.S. presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the United States, legally and illegally, has dropped sharply in recent years, research published Wednesday shows. Demographers... Read More

Tags: utsa , Mexico , migration , study

Mexico: The New Migration Narrative
Posted on 1 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This updated profile examines Mexican migration to the United States and Mexicans in the United States, US immigration policy affecting Mexican immigrants, Mexico's role as a transit country, remittances, government policy toward the Mexican... Read More

Tags: mpi , Mexico , migration

Immigration from Mexico in fast retreat, data show
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mexican census figures show that fewer Mexicans are setting out and many are returning — leaving net migration at close to zero, Mexican officials say." - Los Angeles Times, Nov. 15, 2011 . Read More

Tags: Mexico , migration

Net Migration To and From Mexico at Zero
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million immigrants moved back to Mexico from the U.S. — about double the number who returned during the previous five-year period. During the same time period, Mexican immigration to the U.S. was at about the same... Read More

Border Fence Blocks Bears in Migration, Study Finds
Posted on 23 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The much-ballyhooed border fence has not just made it more difficult for illegal immigrants to slip across from Mexico into the United States. It has also become an obstacle, researchers say, for migrating bears." - New York Times, Dec... Read More

Border Security and Migration: A Report from South Texas
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since 2011, WOLA staff have carried out research in six different zones of the U.S.-Mexican border, meeting with U.S. law enforcement officials, human rights and humanitarian groups, and journalists, as well as with Mexican officials and representatives... Read More

Migrants’ New Paths Reshaping Latin America
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"From the papayas grown by Bolivian farmers in Argentina to the recent discovery of exploited [unauthorized] workers in Chile and conflicts over local government in southern Mexico, this intraregional migration in Latin America has become both... Read More

"This really is a forced migration. This is not kids choosing voluntarily to leave."
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although some have traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Tanzania, the bulk are minors from Mexico and from Central America's so-called Northern Triangle - Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, which together account for 74 percent of the... Read More

Reverse Flow: More Mexicans Depart U.S. than Arrive
Posted on 20 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 19, 2015 - "More Mexicans are leaving than coming to the U.S. as families reunify, are forced to reunify and for other reasons, the Pew Research Center says today in a new report. Three years ago, Pew... Read More

Tags: Mexican , zero , pew , migration

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report... Read More

Tags: zero , pew , migration

Anthropologist Unravels Mexican Migration
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Geographic, Dec. 6, 2015 - "More than five million people were arrested between 2000 and 2013 while trying to cross the border from Mexico into Arizona. A further 6.4 million were apprehended in Texas, California, and New Mexico. Thousands... Read More