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State of Hate: Family Separation and Public Charge

August 16, 2019 - 12:36
August 16, 2019 The Trump administration continues to target and vilify immigrant communities via racist rhetoric and policy actions. The fear and “chilling effects” felt by immigrant communities have only been heightened as ICE continues to separate hundreds of refugee families and as USCIS targets low-income, immigrants under the final public charge rule, which seeks to prevent individuals from getting or renewing visas, or changing their immigration status if they ever used public services.

Mexicans in U.S. routinely confront legal abuse, racial profiling, ICE targeting and other civil rights violations

August 13, 2019 - 16:28
As part of our 2019 fall blog series, CSII is republishing an article co-authored by Prof. David FitzGerald, one of the featured panelists on our 9/26/19 event at USC, "If Walls Could Talk.

The uncontained violence against unaccompanied Central American minor migrants in the U.S.

August 7, 2019 - 14:52
The rise in unaccompanied minor migration in 2014 drew attention to the economic, political, and social conditions in children’s home countries that prompt their migration just as it did the generation before them.

Book post: What the Threat of Federal ICE Raids Can Tell Us About State and Local Immigration Policy

July 24, 2019 - 16:11
  As I wrote this blog post, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were preparing to launch raids targeting undocumented immigrant families with final deportation orders in major US cities.

Book post: The Browning of the New South

July 19, 2019 - 17:28
Explicit Racism’s Silver Lining On July 14, President Trump fired off a series of tweets intended to undermine the growing clout of four Freshmen Representatives, all women of color.

The Continuum of Legal Violence against Central American Migrants

July 19, 2019 - 14:13
This rapid response blog introduces CSII's upcoming blog series exploring new migration flows, asylum seekers, and refugees at the U.S. border. The series will be published weekly as a lead up to CSII's event "If Walls Could Talk: Reflections and responses to refugees at the Border" at USC on September 26, 2019.

Hate crimes associated with both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have a long history in America's past

June 14, 2019 - 16:15
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted recently that “Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are two sides of the same bigoted coin.” Her comments came in response to media reports that the suspect behind the shooting at a San Diego synagogue was also under investigation for burning a mosque.

CSII Event Recap April 2019: Crimmigration

May 23, 2019 - 12:28
April 9, 2019 What is crimmigration and how did we get to our current state of immigration? What are the implications for cities and communities? How are undocumented immigrants and organizations mobilizing to combat punitive policies and practices? USC Professor and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) Associate Director Dr.

Separating the Home: Homeownership, Housing, Public Charge—and Implications for the Immigrant Community

May 9, 2019 - 13:42
  May 8, 2019 Undocumented immigrants have long faced barriers in accessing mortgages and government housing assistance due to their legal status.

How Border Violence Builds on Over 100 Years of Racial Violence

May 7, 2019 - 12:04
May 7, 2019 On April 19, 2019, the New York Times reported that United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), a right-wing militia group, was detaining immigrants at the New Mexico-Mexico border.