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Recorded Webinar: Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants

October 23, 2020

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Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract: Have the policies and rhetoric of Trump's candidacy and administration undermined immigrants' trajectories of political inclusion? Drawing from original surveys of Latino immigrants spanning the period Trump won the Republican nomination, to when he was elected...

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Recorded Webinar: The Mobility Pathways of Migrant Domestic Workers with Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

September 30, 2020

Webinar with Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California

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Speaker Bio: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She writes on the migration of women from the Philippines with a focus on domestic work. She is the author of Servants of Globalization: Migration and Domestic Work (Stanford...

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Jacqueline Bhabha: Supreme Court’s ‘Dreamers’ decision just a first step

July 22, 2020

IIH Executive Committee member Jacqueline Bhabha writes on the Supreme Court's DACA decision for the Financial Times:

"Since September 2017, the “Dreamers” who had benefited from Daca have been living on a knife’s edge."


"Thousands of the Daca-mented have suffered from crushing anxiety because of the insecurities associated with their status; some at Harvard have sought medical...

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Jacqueline Bhabha: Europe shows a Janus face to migrants

July 20, 2020

IIH Executive Committee member Jacqueline Bhabha writes on EU immigration for the Financial Times:

 "There is still a refugee crisis in Europe: a crisis of protection, of care, and of social inclusion."

"Today, neither Greece nor the EU have the resources or the political will of [Germany's] initial refugee response."

Refugees in Greece "confront the withering...

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Upholding Non-Discrimination Principles in the Covid-19 Outbreak

May 1, 2020

(Carr Center for Human Rights Policy)

Carr Center faculty and fellows discuss how we can employ principles of non-discrimination to address the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable communities.

In our third Covid-19 Discussion Paper, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Jacqueline Bhabha; Technology and Human Rights Fellows Laurin Leonard and Teresa Hodge; and Carr Center Fellow, Laura Cordisco-Tsai, outline how Covid-19 disproportionately impacts the world's most vulnerable communities....

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The Slur I Never Expected to Hear in 2020

April 14, 2020

(New York Times Magazine)

Cathy Park Hong

As an Asian-American, I’ve been conditioned to a certain kind of unspoken racism. This pandemic has unmasked how vicious it really is.

Early in February, I read unsupported speculations that a virus ravaging a distant city called Wuhan was due to a Chinese taste for a strange scaled mammal called the pangolin, which resembles an anteater but is cuddlier than its lumbering tube-snouted look-alike. Around that time, during a dinner party, I laughed when a friend quipped: “How...

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