To Integrate or Separate? | by Lauren Matarazzo

Immigrant and refugee students face a tremendous amount of difficulty when it comes to starting school in the U.S. Though the concept of integration is viewed as more beneficial than the opposite of separation, it is important to ask, what actually happens to students who are integrated into public schools? There is no single narrative … Continue reading To Integrate or Separate? | by Lauren Matarazzo

‘Living in Limbo’: The Politics of Environmental migration| By Bintou Diallo

Environmental changes are influencing migration patterns around the world and in turn creating a population that receives little recognition as refugees or displaced persons. According to The Hindu, since 2008, 24 million people are displaced annually by natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people is also at its highest- 65.3 million people. On the … Continue reading ‘Living in Limbo’: The Politics of Environmental migration| By Bintou Diallo

Universal Children’s Day: How to Create a ‘Fair’ Place for Refugee and Migrant Children| By Bintou Diallo

In 1954 the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries recognize Universal Children's Day, on the 20th of November, every year, for the purpose of promoting the well-being of every child around the world. The reason being that: ...children and youth are the future of our societies. The truth is that they are also the present. Our … Continue reading Universal Children’s Day: How to Create a ‘Fair’ Place for Refugee and Migrant Children| By Bintou Diallo

School or Border Control? | By Anushka Mehta

A variety of protests are taking place on American campuses, pushing for administrations across the country to declare their university campuses 'sanctuary campuses.' In stark contrast, just across the pond, on Thursday many media outlets confirmed that "the [British] government is trying to make schools part of its agenda to create a “hostile environment” for migrants accused … Continue reading School or Border Control? | By Anushka Mehta

Post Trump: Nationalism and its Implications on Undocumented Students| By Bintou Diallo

On the 9th of November, Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. His victory came as a surprise to many but for others his victory was a continuation of similar nationalist rhetoric and victories that are being/ have been observed throughout the world. Such rhetoric calls for citizens to 'take back' their … Continue reading Post Trump: Nationalism and its Implications on Undocumented Students| By Bintou Diallo

The rhetoric surrounding the Rohingya | By Lauren Matarazzo

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state who have continually faced persecution due to their ethnic and religious differences with the majority Buddhist population of the country. Though the situation worsened in 2012 after a group of Rohingya men were accused of raping a Buddhist woman, it is not to … Continue reading The rhetoric surrounding the Rohingya | By Lauren Matarazzo

Complicating the Narrative: Mexican-US Migration | By Anushka Mehta

Soon after the U.S. Presidential election, the Mexican foreign ministry announced a plan to provide additional services to Mexican citizens living in the United States. Al Jazeera reports that the beefed up support services include consular services, passport processing, birth certificate and consular identification card processing, and 24-hour legal advice. These services are intended to "help … Continue reading Complicating the Narrative: Mexican-US Migration | By Anushka Mehta

Refugees as bargaining chips | By Daniel Won

On Thursday, November 24th 2016, European Parliament voted 471 to 37 to freeze Turkey's EU accession talk with 107 abstentions because, Turkish government has been under a heavy criticism due to its crackdown under the state of emergency since a coup attempt in July. Therefore, although votes are not binding, the resolution reflects the criticism and the EU's desire … Continue reading Refugees as bargaining chips | By Daniel Won

Immigrant Students in Trump America | By Daniel Won

Another history was made on November 8th, 2016 as Donald Trump came out on top in the Electoral College, despite Hilary Clinton winning the popular vote. Unfortunately, the election left the country divided and the nation once founded by immigrants, all the more seem anti-immigrants. Immigrant communities are already cowering in fear in anticipation of harsher anti-immigrant policies. … Continue reading Immigrant Students in Trump America | By Daniel Won