DACA Lives On: And what else you need to know today.

June 18, 2020

(New York Times)

Roberto G. Gonzales, a Harvard professor who has been studying DACA since it went into effect in 2012, calls it “the most successful immigration policy in recent decades.”

Gonzales explains: “Within a year, DACA beneficiaries were already taking giant steps. They found new jobs. They increased their earnings. They acquired driver’s licenses. And they began to build credit through opening bank accounts and...

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The Slur I Never Expected to Hear in 2020

April 14, 2020

(New York Times Magazine)

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

'Run them over’: The rise of a new Sinophobia and its dangers to us all

April 5, 2020
(Responsible Statecraft)

Acts of physical violence, verbal intimidation, and hate-mongering against Chinese and other Asian Americans are occurring with alarming frequency throughout the country. Since the start of the medical crisis, more than one thousand acts of racism against Asian Americans have been reported.

New IIH Report Highlights the Disturbing Impact of U.S. Immigration Enforcement on the Nation's Schools

February 5, 2020

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) today released a new report, “Under Siege: The Disturbing Impact of Immigration Enforcement on the Nation’s Schools,” which reveals that nearly 85 percent of educators report observing students’ overt expressions of fear of an Immigration and Customs...

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Immigration Initiative at Harvard Seeks Research Assistant

January 14, 2020

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) is recruiting a Research Assistant to work for up to 12 hours a week (hours to be confirmed depending on the successful candidate’s academic status), beginning 1 March 2020 for five months, with the possibility of extension. The candidate should have an existing Harvard affiliation. The main aims of the role will include facilitating the IIH team with the organization of events and administrative tasks related to a forthcoming conference on the topic of immigration. The Research Assistant will be expected to spend at least one day a week in the...

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Call For Artists from Migrant Backgrounds in the Boston Area

November 18, 2019

White Snake Projects, the team behind the acclaimed opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, is currently soliciting artists for the following projects: Let’s Celebrate! Living Holiday Traditions in America; and SING OUT STRONG: DeColonized Voices.


Harvard Launches Culture Lab Innovation Fund Initiative

October 17, 2019
(The Harvard Crimson)

The Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging officially launched a joint initiative called the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund to promote diversity and inclusion, the University announced in an email Wednesday.

Harvard EdCast: Understanding Immigration

September 18, 2019
(Harvard's EdCast)

Professor Roberto Gonzales on why it is important to bring greater understanding to debates around immigration in the United States and how his new Harvard initiative will help. 

Telling the Untold Stories

June 2, 2019
(PRI’s The World)

When Mayra Sandoval was in Mexico on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2016, she volunteered with an organization helping U.S. deportees and returnees navigate their lives after arriving in Mexico.

Mentors Make the Difference

May 15, 2019
(Harvard Gazette)

High-achieving DACA recipients had help along the way from families and communities

A Celebration of Immigration

March 6, 2019
(Harvard Gazette)

With DACA in place for now, day's events focus on protecting students, and on the artistry that other cultures bestow

Why DACA Works

September 17, 2018
(Harvard Graduate School of Education News & Events)

New research from Roberto Gonzales shows that immigrant students with DACA status experience smoother transitions to adulthood.