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The role of cities in shaping immigrant rights: the case of Houston, Texas

Scholars have long argued that national laws most strongly affect immigrant rights, but recent research questions if that is still the case. With growing immigration policy activism by cities in the United States, Europe, and beyond, scholars increasingly underscore the relevance of also city contexts for shaping new immigrant rights.  In recent years, cities have […]

A US-designed Migration Pact for the Americas?

This blog post has been initially published by Eurac and re-published here on MPC blog. Twenty countries in the Americas recently adopted a regional agreement on migration and protection that was proposed by the US government. What is this agreement about and why did Latin American governments endorse it? And, could it constitute a migration […]

Si Se Puede? Civil society in US migration governance

https://youtube.com/watch?v=yrpOypbRrp0 The phrase ¡Si Se Puede! (commonly translated from Spanish as Yes, it can be done! or Yes, we can!) has been the slogan for Latino related movements in the United States for many years. It has now recently been chanted by the more than 1000 protesters in front of the US Supreme Court on 18 April 2016. […]