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High-stakes plumbing in the twenty-first century: Fixing the cracks in the academic pipeline for undocumented English Language Learners

Holly Hansen-Thomas and Ludovic A. Sourdot

This article examines the severe educational crisis in the United States regarding the ability of institutions of higher education to recruit, retain and appropriately serve Latin@ English Language Learners (ELLs). In particular, it highlights the plight of undocumented ELLs who attend U.S. high schools and universities, but cannot work upon leaving higher education. This case study aims to describe the story, challenges and successes of one undocumented college graduate. In this study the authors show how cracks in the academic pipeline negatively affect Latin@ ELLs. This article offers specific recommendations to mend these cracks and improve the education opportunities of immigrant ELLs.

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Imagining European Diversity in an Age of Migration

Katrin Sieg

physician, he himself remains romantically unattached. Buen Día, Ramón traces the budding affections of elderly Ruth for Mexican teenager Ramón, an undocumented immigrant. Ruth provides shelter and work for Ramón, and invites him to live in her apartment

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell


We reflect on the experience of a cross-disciplinary collaboration between scholars in the fields of geography, anthropology, communication, and information studies, and suggest paths for future research on sanctuary and migration studies that are based on interdisciplinary approaches. After situating sanctuary in a wider theoretical, historical, and global context, we discuss the origins and contemporary expressions of sanctuary both within and beyond faith-based organizations. We include the role of collective action, personal stories, and artistic expressions as part of the new sanctuary movement, as well as the social and political forms of outrage that lead to rekindling protest and protection of undocumented immigrants, refugees, and other minorities and vulnerable populations. We conclude with a discussion on the urgency for interdisciplinary explorations of these kinds of new, contemporary manifestations of sanctuary, and suggest paths for further research to deepen the academic dialogue on the topic.

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The Rosarno Revolt: Toward Political Mobilization for Immigrants?

Camilla Devitt

“Rosarno: Immigrant revolt, hundreds of cars damaged” was the

alarming headline in La Repubblica on 7 January 2010. An immigrant

protest and ensuing episodes of violence in the small town of Rosarno

in Calabria in southern Italy were followed with intense interest by the

national and international media and prompted a heated public debate

in Italy. Upcoming regional elections and shared political responsibility

for immigration resulted in politicians blaming their opponents

for the disorder. Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni’s immediate

response was to maintain that the events were the result of too much

tolerance toward undocumented immigrants. Following the discovery

that the majority of migrants involved were legally resident in Italy,

the government subsequently emphasized the role of inadequate labor

market controls and organized crime.

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Immigrant Sanctuary or Danger

Health Care and Hospitals in the United States

Beatrix Hoffman

. In response to this and other cases in which undocumented immigrants were detained while seeking health care, two physicians and an ACLU attorney published a piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association calling for “sanctuary hospitals

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Vigilance, Knowledge, and De/colonization

Protesting While Latin@ in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Catherine Whittaker and Eveline Dürr

generations. However, in everyday interactions, due to their phenotype and surname, it is not always possible to differentiate between undocumented immigrants and nonmigrated Latin@s, or even some Filipin@s and Guamanians with Spanish surnames. People who are

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The Wall, the Ban, and the Objectification of Women

Has “Uncle Sam” Learned any Lessons from “Typhoid Mary?”

Amani Othman and William W. Darrow

.” These are just a few examples of the strong anti-Mexican sentiment sweeping twenty-first-century media. A study on the influence of positive and negative media messages on perceptions toward Mexican undocumented immigrants living in the United States

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Refusing the “Gift” of Integration

Narratives of Migration at the Galerie des dons

Abigail E. Celis

museums, as well as the discourses and policies of immigration that were taking place at different key moments in the MNHI's history. 8 In addition, the oft-discussed occupation of the museum by undocumented immigrants demanding the regularization of

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Israel’s Politics of Citizenship

Assaf Shapira

connection to specific immigrant groups—for example, Arab parties, with regard to Palestinian and undocumented immigrants, and olim parties, with regard to soldiers and their families, many of them relatives of olim , as well as undocumented immigrants

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Undocumented People (En)Counter Border Policing

Near and Far from the US Border

Denise Brennan

Blessed and Damned Papers’: Undocumented-Immigrant Battered Women in Phoenix, Arizona .” Human Organization 63 ( 2 ): 162 – 172 . 10.17730/humo.63.2.v5w7812lpxextpbw The White House . 2017 . “ Press Gaggle by Director of Immigration and Customs