Immigration Nation: Research and Experts


Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden’s new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. The US Homeland Security Department announced a rule to make it extremely difficult for anyone who travels through another country, like Mexico, to qualify for asylum. Although there was a rise in border crossings leading up to the end of Title 42, migrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border have unexpectedly fallen since Title 42 expired. The Biden administration said that reinstating criminal penalties for illegal entry is likely the biggest reason for the slowdown. Some immigrants have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must face. 

Below are some of the latest headlines in the Immigration channel on Newswise.

Expert Commentary

Experts Available on Ending of Title 42

-Scholars Strategy Network

George Washington University Experts on End of Title 42

-George Washington University

‘No one wins when immigrants cannot readily access healthcare’

-Cornell University

URI professor discusses worsening child labor in the United States

-University of Rhode Island

Biden ‘between a rock and a hard place’ on immigration

-Cornell University

University of Notre Dame Expert Available to Comment on House Bill Regarding Immigration Legislation, Border Safety and Security Act

-University of Notre Dame

American University Experts Available to Discuss President Biden’s Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border

-American University

Title 42 termination ‘overdue’, not ‘effective’ to manage migration

-Cornell University


Research and Features

Study: Survey Methodology Should Be Calibrated to Account for Negative Attitudes About Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers

-George Washington University

A study analyses racial discrimination in job recruitment in Europe

-Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

DACA has not had a negative impact on the U.S. job market

-University of Delaware

ASBMB cautions against drastic immigration fee increases

-American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Study compares NGO communication around migration

-Iowa State University

Collaboration, support structures needed to address ‘polycrisis’ in the Americas

-University of Miami

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Teach Students While Caring for Migrants

-Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso 

Immigrants Report Declining Alcohol Use during First Two Years after Arriving in U.S.

-Research Society on Alcoholism

How asylum seeker credibility is assessed by authorities

-University of Copenhagen

Speeding up and simplifying immigration claims urgently needed to help with dire situation for migrants experiencing homelessness

– University of Portsmouth

Training Individuals to Work in their Communities to Reduce Health Disparities

-University of California San Diego 

‘Regulation by reputation’: Rating program can help combat migrant abuse in the Gulf

-University of Notre Dame

Migration of academics: Economic development does not necessarily lead to brain drain

-Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected immigration?

-International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Immigrants with Darker Skin Tones Perceive More Discrimination

-Tufts University



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