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Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel

Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel Stephen H. Legomsky St. Louis University Public Law Review, 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper 11-10-04 Abstract: The Supreme Court’s landmark...

Immigration from Mexico in fast retreat, data show

"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 .

The magic of diasporas

" Migration brings youth to ageing countries, and allows ideas to circulate in millions of mobile minds. That is good both for those who arrive with suitcases and dreams and for those who should welcome them." - Economist, Nov. 19, 2011 .

Border Fence Blocks Bears in Migration, Study Finds

"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. 21, 2011 .

Migrants’ New Paths Reshaping Latin America

"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 a challenge and a promising surprise for a part...

How US Policies Fueled Mexico's Great Migration

"The experience of Veracruz migrants reveals a close connection between US investment and trade deals in Mexico and the displacement and migration of its people. For nearly two decades, Smithfield has used NAFTA and the forces it unleashed to become the world’s largest packer and processor...

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

"The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and...

Net immigration between U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, study shows

"Immigration from Mexico, the source of the largest wave of migration in history from a single nation to the United States, has ground to a virtual standstill, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries. Net migration from Mexico might actually have reversed in the...

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

"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 from the Pew Hispanic Center. It looks to be...

Migrants Are Also Neighbors

"Comprehensive immigration reform has been an elusive goal of both parties for two decades and is a priority of President Obama’s second term. But it will be hard to achieve unless the United States also re-envisions its approach to Mexico and other Latin American countries. ... [M]ore emphasis...

Border Security and Migration: A Report from South Texas

"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 of civil society and migrant shelters in...

Mexico: The New Migration Narrative

"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 diaspora, migration into Mexico, and refugee and...

Migrants Not Deterred by Arrest, Jail: Study

"Neither the threat of arrest nor punishment may significantly deter Mexicans from trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a new USC Gould School of Law study that was published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review. The study examined a variety of economic...

"This really is a forced migration. This is not kids choosing voluntarily to leave."

"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 surge. Long plagued by instability and unrest,...

Lawlessness, Violence in Central America a 'Major Cause' of Recent Migration: ABA

"Reasons include escaping from abuse and very real threats by powerful and violent street gangs, including the 18th Street gang and the Mara Salvatrucha gang. These gangs frequently engage in forced recruitment of teenage boys, sexual slavery of teenage girls, and targeted extortion efforts, often...

Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges

"Migration affects millions of children and adolescents worldwide. Over the past decade, international bodies and agencies, governments, and civil society groups have increasingly engaged in dialogue on children and adolescents affected by migration—either their own or that of their parents...

Net Migration To and From Mexico at Zero

"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 level — roughly 1.4 million Mexican immigrants...

Dramatic Drop in Immigration From Mexico to US - Study

"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 at the University of Texas San Antonio and...

Reverse Flow: More Mexicans Depart U.S. than Arrive

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 reported zero net migration, after an extraordinary...

Anthropologist Unravels Mexican Migration

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 more perished in the furnace-like heat of the Sonoran...

Indefensible: A decade of mass incarceration of migrants prosecuted for crossing the border

Grassroots Leadership, July 13, 2016 - " Today, we published Indefensible: A decade of mass incarceration of migrants prosecuted for crossing the border with our partners at Justice Strategies . Read it online free now. Indefensible examines the costs and failures of over a decade of criminalization...