Trump’s immigration policy profits few, hurts most

Maria Figueroa is chair of Cornell University’s Precarious Work Initiative, a research group that studies issues affecting low wage and contingent workers. She says Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security are appalling, counterproductive and divisive. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/maria-figueroa   Figueroa says:   “The idea of building a wall to separate the United States from Mexico is […]

Cornell professors comment on Trump’s presidency

  Working-class Trump supporters need better jobs, unions’ help Ileen Devault, professor of labor History at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who studies the history of the working class in America and author of “Sons and Daughters of Labor,” explains why a key to unifying the nation must involve elevating workers into a […]

US must end booming immigration detention business

Maria Cristina Garcia, an expert on immigration reform and professor of history at Cornell University, says reports that the Department of Homeland Security might soon run out of money to detain illegal immigrants should be a sign that the government must stop paying for private facilities and choose cheaper alternatives to detention instead. Biography: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-garcia.php   Garcia […]

Panel to debate key presidential election issues Sept. 26

WHAT: “Educate the Vote: Presidential Election 2016” will feature live academic debate among prominent political scientists and policy experts WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Media members must RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media […]

U.S. administration must do more to facilitate travel to Cuba

Maria Cristina Garcia, an expert on immigration reform and professor of history at Cornell University, says the administration must take more steps – like allowing the use of U.S.-based credit cards and withdrawals from ATMs – to facilitate travel to Cuba. Biography: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-garcia.php Garcia says: “The Obama administration’s announcement that it will allow U.S. citizens […]

Cornell scholars speak out on Pope’s visit

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 21, 2015 Cornell experts analyze the social issues Pope Francis is expected to address on his U.S. visit Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. He is expected to address income inequality, climate change, […]

Cornell experts comment on Pope’s visit

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 21, 2015 Cornell experts analyze the social issues Pope Francis is expected to address on his U.S. visit Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. He is expected to address income inequality, climate change, […]

Immigration reform may be a victor in the midterm elections

Stephen Yale-Loehr, Cornell law professor and co-author of a 20-volume immigration law treatise, assesses how the election results will impact immigration reform. With Republicans now controlling both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, is comprehensive immigration reform dead for the next few years?  Many pundits have said yes, but Yale-Loehr offers a different assessment. […]

Not in our House – immigration reform faces three daunting barriers

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  Not in our House – immigration reform faces three daunting barriers  Thursday, June 27, 2013 Stephen Yale-Loehr, a leading authority on U.S. immigration law and professor of law at Cornell University Law School, applauds today’s Senate immigration reform bill, but cautions that the toughest battle for reform is ahead, in […]

Predicting the path of immigration reform: Prospects for success

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY   Predicting the path of immigration reform: Prospects for success   WHAT:          Media brunch and briefing with immigration law expert Stephen Yale-Loehr of Cornell University Law School         WHEN:          Friday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon WHERE:        Hall of the States, 444 N. Capitol St., NW (between D Street and NE […]