The Immigration Initiative at Harvard

Advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship, original research, and intellectual exchange in immigration policy and immigrant communities

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The Harvard Immigration Project Issue Briefs series offers cutting-edge research that brings background and recommendations to policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and researchers.

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Immigration Fellows Program

The Harvard Immigration Project Fellows Program offers advanced level doctoral students at Harvard University the opportunity to receive additional training and support for one academic year.

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Immigration at Harvard

IIH executive committee members, faculty affiliates, partners and others at Harvard University offer a wide array of opportunities for the campus community to engage with issues of immigration.

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New Issue Brief: An Unnatural Disaster: The Impact of Immigration Raids on Latino Communities

By William D. Lopez and Nicole L. Novak 

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) released on July 8 2020 a new report, "An Unnatural Disaster: The Impact of Immigration Raids on Latino Communities." It explores how communities respond in the aftermath of large-scale immigration worksite raids. The description of raids as natural disasters provides guidance in development of our response. Just as disaster responses must address a range of humanitarian, health, and financial needs, so must responses to immigration raids be robust, flexible, and long-term.



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Bringing together people who care about immigration to promote positive change

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