Five Things You Should Know About the “Migrant Caravan”

We are anthropologists who work with migrants and refugees, many of whom are fleeing for their lives.  And we want to set the record straight. We conduct research with migrants in Central America, Mexico, the U.S., and around the world; some of us have walked with migrant caravans. We have been working with these populations—our … Continue reading Five Things You Should Know About the “Migrant Caravan”

Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

This post was authored by Susan Bibler Coutin, with Anita Casavantes Bradford and Laura E. Enriquez. As an anthropologist who writes about immigration issues, many of my conversations at the American Anthropological Association’s recent Annual Meeting in Minneapolis focused on how we can support noncitizen students who are threatened with deportation and “unauthorization” – which … Continue reading Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

Everyday Enforcement: New City and Society Issue

With mid-term elections fueling mobilization efforts across the political spectrum, immigration policy is at the fore of debates and conversations at the federal, state and local levels. In FY 2013, 368,644 individuals were deported, continuing the trend of annual deportations of over 350,000 individuals since 2009 (U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement). At the same time, … Continue reading Everyday Enforcement: New City and Society Issue

#AAA 2013 – Public Education Initiative on Migration and Displacement

The AAA’s new Public Education Initiative, focused on Migration and Displacement, seeks to bring an anthropological perspective to bear on important discussions occurring within and beyond the academy. As we begin to work on this national project, we are bringing together anthropologists to discuss key aspects of the theme. During this year’s annual conference, two … Continue reading #AAA 2013 – Public Education Initiative on Migration and Displacement

Finding Moral Heart for U.S. Immigration Policy: An Anthropological Perspective

This monograph is written by Josiah McC. Heyman and is number seven in the American Ethnologist Society Monograph Series. Finding Moral Heart for U.S. Immigration Policy: An Anthropological Perspective Contents: Acknowledgments Summary of the Immigration Policy Proposal and its Rationale Anthropology, Morality, and Immigration: An Overview of the Monograph Values, Activism, and Anthropology Foundational Values … Continue reading Finding Moral Heart for U.S. Immigration Policy: An Anthropological Perspective