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CCIS Working Papers

Selected papers presented at CCIS seminars and conferences will be published as “CCIS Working Papers”. They are posted in the order they are published, and may be downloaded for free.


Working Paper #196: Mind the gap? Looking into restrictionism of elites and the public on integration and border policy towards asylum seekers and refugees in Denmark

Working Paper #195: Dimensions of the New Diaspora: African Immigrant Communities & Organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta

Working Paper #194: The Externalization of Europe's Border in the Refugee Crisis, 2015-16

Working Paper #193: Understanding Return Migration to Mexico: Towards a Comprehensive Policy for the Reintegration of Returning Migrants

Working Paper #191: In Their Own Words: A Nation Wide Survey of Undocumented Millennials

Working Paper #190: Re-Imagining the Nation in a World of Migration: Legitimacy, Political Claims-making and Membership in Comparative Perspective

Working Paper #189: Dimensions of the New Diaspora: African Immigrant Communities & Organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta

Working Paper #188: Open Doors (for Almost All): Visa Policies and Ethnic Selectivity in Ecuador

Working Paper #187: Contagious Disease, Epidemics, National Security, and U.S. Immigration: Historical Policy Responses

Working Paper #185: From Sheriff’s Deputies to Immigration Officers: Screening Immigrant Status in a Tennessee Jail

Working Paper #184: Managing Labour Migration in Europe: Ideas, Knowledge and Policy Change

Working Paper #183: Immigrant Retirement Prospects: From Bad to Worse?

Working Paper #182: Central American Migration to Mexico and the United States: The Influences of Gender on Destinations and Destinies

Working Paper #181: Estimates of the Cyclical Inflow of Undocumented Migrants to the United States

Working Paper #180: The Declining Use of the Mixtec Language Among Oaxacan Migrants and Stay-at-Homes: The Persistence of Memory, Discrimination, and Social Heirarchies of Power

Working Paper #179: Living Islam in Non-Muslim Spaces: How Religiosity of Muslim Immigrant Women Affect Their Cultural and Civic Integration in Western Host Societies

Working Paper #178: Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Welfare State Regimes in Europe

Working Paper #177: Globalización, inmigración y género: Vivencias, Laborales y género de mexicanos en EE.UU. y Marroquíes en España

Working Paper #176: Trapped at the Bottom: Racialized and Gendered Labor Queuesin New Immigrant Destinations

Working Paper #175: The Role of Ethnic Politics in U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy: the Case of Soviet Jewry

Working Paper #174: Stability in a New Destination: Mexican Immigrants in Clark County, Ohio

Working Paper #173: Rescaling the “Alien,” Rescaling Personhood: Neoliberalism, Immigration, and the State

Working Paper #172: Diminished or Revitalized Tradition of Return?  Transnational Migration in Bolivia’s Valle Alto

Working Paper #171: Integration and Differential Fertility in Latin American Women in Spain and the United States

Working Paper #170: Reforming the Management of Migration Flows from Latin America to the United States

Working Paper #169: The Imagined Return: Hope and Imagination among International Migrants from Rural Mexico

Working Paper #168: Assessing the Role of Pre-School Program Design in the Success Integration of Immigrant Children in Greece

Working Paper #167: Mexican Policy and Mexico – U.S. Migration

Working Paper #166: The Importance of Brain Return in the Brain Drain-Brain Gain Debate

Working Paper #165: Immigration Policing Through the Backdoor: City Ordinances, the “Right to the City,” and the Exclusion of Undocumented Day Laborers

Working Paper #164: Institutionalized Networks: The Role of Transportation Workers in West African Mobility

Working Paper #163: The Interrelationship Between Fertility, Family Maintenance, and Mexico-U.S. Migration

Working Paper #162: Agenda Setting, Public Opinion and the Issue of Immigration Reform

Working Paper #161: Globalization and its Impact on Migration in Agricultural Communities in Mexico

Working Paper #160: Integrating Immigrants: Morality and Loyalty in the U.S. Naturalization Practice

Working Paper #159: Differences in Productivity or Discrimination?  Latin American and Caribbean Immigrants in the US Labor Market

Working Paper #158: Institutionalizing Precarious Immigration Status in Canada

Working Paper #157: National Security and Immigration in the United States after 9/11

Working Paper #156: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Mexican Immigration: The Mexican-American Perspective

Working Paper #155: Characteristics and Business Profiles of Immigrant-owned Small Firms: The Case of Albanian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Greece

Working Paper #154: The Effect of Political Unrest on Migration Decisions: New Evidence and Preliminary Findings from Oaxaca, Mexico

Working Paper #153: Mexican Immigrant Integration in the U.S. Southeast: Institutional Approaches to Immigrant Integration in Owensboro, Kentucky

Working Paper #152: Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local: The Integration of Latin American Settlers in the Delmarva Peninsula

Working Paper #151: Internalizing Immigration Policy within the Nation-State: The Local Initiative of Aguaviva, Spain

Working Paper #150: The Transit State: A Comparative Analysis of Mexican and Moroccan Immigration Policies 

Working Paper #149: English Proficiency and Social Assimilation Among Immigrants: An Instrumental-Variables Approach

Working Paper #148: The Mexican Government and Organized Mexican Immigrants in the United States: A Historical Analysis of Political Transnationalism, 1848-2005

Working Paper #147: From Newcomers to Americans: An Integration Policy for a Nation of Immigrants

Working Paper #146: State, Citizenship, and Diaspora: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon

Working Paper #145: From National Inclusion to Economic Exclusion: Ethnic Hungarian labour Migration to Hungary

Working Paper #144: The Transformation of Ethnic Neighborhoods into Places of Leisure and Consumption

Working Paper #143: Illegal Immigration from Mexico to the United States

Working Paper #142: Regularization Programs for Undocumented Migrants

Working Paper #141: Language Politics and Policy in the United States: Implications for the Immigration Debate

Working Paper #140: Rising Tensions Between National and Local Immigration and Citizenship Policy: Matrículas Consulares, Local Membership and Documenting the Undocumented

Working Paper #139: Fortress Russia: An Overview of the 2005 Russian Federation Sruvey on Immigration Attitudes and Ethnic Relations

Working Paper #137: Death and the Modern State: Making Borders and Sovereignty at the Southern Edges of Europe

Working Paper #136: Death and the Moral State: Making Borders and Sovereignty at the Southern Edges of Europe

Working Paper #135: Ethnosizing Immigrants

Working Paper #134: Burden Sharing: The International Politics of Refugee Protection

Working Paper #133: Voces de mujeres desde l inmigración: Una comparativa entre el asentamiento de marroquíes en España y mexicanas en EE.UU.

Working Paper #132: US Immigration Reform: Can the System be Repaired?

Working Paper #131: The Effect of Illegal Immigration and Border Enforcement on Crime Rates along the U.S- Mexico Border

Working Paper #130: Immigrant Replenishment and the Continuing Significance of Ethnicity and Race: The Case of the Mexican-origin Population

Working Paper #129: Why Does Immigration Divide America?: Public Finance and Political  Opposition to Open Borders

Working Paper #128: Immigrants and Health Agency: Public Safety, Health, and Latino Immigrants in North Carolina

Working Paper #127: Demographic Slump vs. Immigration Policy:  The Case of the Czech Republic

Working Paper #126: Knocking at the Doors of “Fortress Europe”: Migration and Border Control in Southern Spain and Eastern Poland

Working Paper #125: On Learning English: The Importance of School Context, Immigrant Communities, and the Racial Symbolism of the English Language in Understanding the Challenge for Immigrant Adolescents

Working Paper #124: Mexican Migration to the United States, 1882-1992: A Long Twentieth Century of Coyotaje

Working Paper #123: State and Emigration: A Century of Emigration Policy in Mexico

Working Paper #122: Borderlands and the Claims of Justice

Working Paper #121: Uniting Two Cultures: Latino Immigrants in the Wisconsin Dairy Industry

Working Paper #120: The Relationship Between Employment in Maquiladora Industries in Mexico and Labor Migration to the United States

Working Paper #119: De Paisano a Paisano: Mexican Immigrant Students and their Transnational Perceptions of U.S. Schools

Working Paper #118: Strategies for Survival: Migration and Fair Trade Organic Coffee Production in Oaxaca, Mexico

Working Paper #117: Determinants of Naturalization: The Role of Dual Citizenship Laws

Working Paper #116: “Domestic Slavery” versus “Workers Rights”: Political Mobilizations of Migrant Domestic Workers in the European Union

Working Paper #115: Faithfully Providing Refuge: The Role of Religious Organizations in Refugee Assistance and Advocacy

Working Paper #114: Domestic Insecurities: Female Migration from the Philippines, Development and National Subject-Status

Working Paper #113: Mexican Immigrant Political and Economic Incorporation

Working Paper #112: Does Policy Matter? On Governments’ Attempts to Control Unwanted Migration

Working Paper #111: Language Assimilation Today: Bilingualism Persists More Than in the Past, But English Still Dominates

Working Paper #110: Development of National Migration Regimes: Japan in Comparative Perspective

Working Paper #109: Cambios en la Inmigración a Resultas de la Política Restrictiva del Gobierno Espanol

Working Paper #108: Immigrants and Their Schooling

Working Paper #107: Media Images, Immigrant Reality: Ethnic Prejudice and Tradition in Japanese Media Representations of Japanese-Brazilian Return Migrants

Working Paper #106: Learning in Two Languages: Spanish-English Immersion in U.S. Public Schools

Working Paper #105: Immigration and Politics

Working Paper #104: What Holds Back the Second Generation?  The Intergenerational Transmission of Language Human Capital Among Immigrants

Working Paper #103: Organizing Immigrant Communities in American Cities: Is this Transnationalism, or What?

Working Paper #102: Remittance Outcomes in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico: Challenges, Options and Opportunities for Migrant Households

Working Paper #101: From National Inclusion to European Exclusion: State, Nation and Europe in Ethnic Hungarian Migration to Hungary

Working Paper #100: Gender(ed) Migrations: Shifting Gender Subjectivities in Transnational Mexican Community

Working Paper  #99: Tendencias Recientes de las Remesas de los Migrantes Mexicanos en Estados Unidos

Working Paper  #98: Marking the Queue: Latino Day Laborers in New York’s Street Corner Labor Markets

Working Paper  #97: On Deconstructing Immigrant Generations: Cohorts and the Cuban Émigré Experience

Working Paper  #96: The Impact of Political Engagement on Social and Political Tolerance Toward Immigrants in Southern Europe

Working Paper  #95: Foundations of U.S. Immigration Control Policy: A Study of Information Transmission to Mexican Migrants and the Role of Information as a Deterrent at the Border

Working Paper  #94: Chinese Globalization and Migration to Europe

Working Paper  #93: Self Selection Among Undocumented Migrants From Mexico

Working Paper  #92: Controlling ‘Unwanted’ Immigration: Lessons from the United States, 1993-2004

Working Paper  #91: Our Place in Someone Else’s House: Korean Americans and Gendered Identity in Global/Local Context

Working Paper  #90: The Temporary Mexican Migrant Labor Program in Canadian Agriculture

Working Paper  #89: Latino Independents and Identity Formation Under Uncertainty

Working Paper  #88: Population Politics: Benjamin Franklin and the Peopling of North America

Working Paper  #87: Language Skills and Evidence: Evidence from Childhood Immigrants

Working Paper  #86: “Estado de Oro” o “Jaula de Oro”? Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Workers, the Driver’s License, and Subnational Illegalization in California  

Working Paper  #85: The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis

Working Paper  #84: The Relationship Between Legal Status, Rights and the Social Integration of the Immigrants

Working Paper  #83: Constructing the Criminal Alien: A Historical Framework for Analyzing Border Vigilantes at the Turn of the 21st Century

Working Paper  #82: On Vigilantism: A Model

Working Paper  #81: Is Spanish Here to Stay? Contexts for Bilingualism Among U.S.- Born Hispanics, 1990-2000

Working Paper  #80: Non Citizens, Voice, and Identity: The Politics of Citizenship in Japan’s Korean Community

Working Paper  #79: Mexico-U.S. Migration and Labor Unions: Obstacles to Building Cross-Border Solidarity

Working Paper  #78: Mobilizing in the Barrio: Conflicting Identities and the Language of Politics

Working Paper  #77: A Tale of Two Borders: The U.S. Mexico and U.S. Canada Lines After 9-11

Working Paper  #76: Crossing Borders in the School Yard: The Formation of Transnational Social Spaces among Chinese and Mexican Immigrants

Working Paper  #75: Identity Projects at Home and Labor from Abroad: The Market for Foreign Domestic Workers in Southern California and Santiago, Chile

Working Paper  #74: Lessons from a Protracted Refugee Situation

Working Paper  #72: Human Rights and Citizenship: The Case of Mexican Migrants in Canada

Working Paper  #71: Eurostars and Eurocities: Towards a Sociology of Free Moving Professionals in Western Europe

Working Paper  #70: Prostitutes and Picture Brides: Chinese and Japanese Immigration, Settlement, and American Nation-Building, 1870-1920

Working Paper  #69: The State and Racialization: The Case of Koreans in Japan

Working Paper  #68: No Solution in Sight: The Problem of Protracted Refugee Situations in Africa

Working Paper  #67: War in Iraq: An Impending Refugee Crisis?  Uncertain Risks, Inadequate Preparation and Coordination

Working Paper  #66: Refugees and the Red Cross: An Underdeveloped Dimension of Protection

Working Paper  #65: Refugee or Internally Displaced Person? To Where Should One Flee?

Working Paper  #64: Mexican Immigrant Communities in the South and Social Capital: The Case of Dalton Georgia

Working Paper  #63: Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Ethnicity and the Economy in Enterprise

Working Paper  #62: The Effect of Institutional Arrangements and Operations on Judicial Behavior in American Immigration Law – 1883-1893 and 1990-2000

Working Paper  #61: Multilateral Cooperation, Integration and Regimes: The Case of International Labor Mobility

Working Paper  #60: Let’s Talk: Dialogue Across Disciplines on Immigration and Integration Issues

Working Paper  #59: International Migration, Self-Selection, and the Distribution of Wages: Evidence from Mexico and the United States

Working Paper  #58: Rethinking the ‘Local’ and ‘Transnational’: Cross-Border Politics and Hometown Networks in an Immigrant Union

Working Paper  #57: Spain as a Recent Country of Immigration: How Immigration Became a Symbolic, Political, and Cultural Problem in the “New Spain”

Working Paper  #56: Temporary Foreign Workers Pogrammes: Policies, Adverse Consequences, and the Need to Make Them Work

Working Paper  #55: The Dawn of a New Generation: The Historical Evolution of Inter-Generational Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Organizational Politics

Working Paper  #54: Moving Beyond the Policy of No Policy: Emigration from Mexico and Central America

Working Paper  #53: Citizenship Solidarity and Rights Individualism: On the Decline of National Citizenship in the U.S., Germany, and Israel

Working Paper  #52: States and their Expatriates: Explaining the Development of Tunisian and Moroccan Emigration-Related Institutions

Working Paper  #51: Charting a Civic Border: Immigration and Naturalization in San Diego

Working Paper  #50: Labor Market Incorporation of Immigrants in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Analysis

Working Paper  #49: Gender and Migration: An Integrative Approach

Working Paper  #48: Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: Thoughts on Transnational Religious and Political Life

Working Paper  #47: The “Brain Gain” Hypothesis: Third-World Elites in Industrialized Countries and Socioeconomic Development in their Home Country

Working Paper  #46: “Them” or “Us”? Assessing Responsibility for Undocumented Migration from Mexico

Working Paper  #45: Ethnic-Priority Immigration in Israel and Germany: Resilience Versus Demise

Working Paper  #44: Political Economy, Sectoral Shocks, and Border Enforcement

Working Paper  #43: Migration Merchants: Human Smuggling from Ecuador and China

Working Paper  #42: Global Products, Embedded Contexts: The Interpretation of Consumption Practices Among Palestinian Migrants in Amman

Working Paper  #41: Immigration, Economic Insecurity, and the “Ambivalent” American Public

Working Paper  #40: Safe Haven: International Norms, Strategic Interests, and U.S. Refugee Policy

Working Paper  #38: When Institutional Boundaries Meet New Political Ideas: Courts, Congress and U.S. Immigration Policy Reform

Working Paper  #37: Farm Labor in California: Then and Now

Working Paper  #36: Globalization, the State, and the Creation of Flexible Indigenous Workers: Mixtec Farmworkers in Oregon

Working Paper  #35: Frontier Hybridization or Culture Clash? Trans-national Migrant Communities and Sub-national Identity Politics in Andalusia, Spain

Working Paper  #34: Ciudadanías Excluduidas: Indígenas y Migrantes en México

Working Paper  #33: Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants, and Natives’ Sentiments Towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD Countries

Working Paper  #32: From Barrio to the ‘Burbs: Immigration and Urban Sprawl in Southern California

Working Paper  #31: Does Border Enforcement Protect U.S. Workers from Illegal Immigration?

Working Paper  #30: Towards Local Citizenship: Japanese Cities Respond to International Migration

Working Paper  #29: Immigration Policies and their Impact: The Case of New Zealand and Australia

Working Paper  #28: Politics, Race and Absorption: Israeli Housing and Education Policies for Ethiopian Jewish Immigrants 1984-1992

Working Paper  #27: Death at the Border: Efficacy and Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Control Policy

Working Paper  #26: Demobilizing the Revolution: Migration, Repatriation and Colonization in Mexico, 1911-1940

Working Paper  #25: Networks and Religious Communities among Salvadoran Immigrants in San Francisco, Phoenix and Washington D.C.

Working Paper  #23: A Singular International Area: Border and Cultures in the Societies of the Strait of Gibraltar

Working Paper  #22: Working on the Margins: Immigrant Day Labor Characteristics and Prospects for Employment

Working Paper  #21: The Benefits of Being Minority: The Ethnic Status of the Japanese-Brazilians in Brazil

Working Paper  #20: The Migration of High-Skilled Workers from Canada to the United States: Empirical Evidence and Economic Reasons

Working Paper  #19: The Emigration of High-Skilled Indian Workers to the United States: Flexible Citizenship and India’s Information Economy

Working Paper  #18: Rethinking Migration: High-Skilled Labor Flows from India the United States

Working Paper  #17: Cleaning the Buildings of High Tech Companies in Silicon Valley: The Case of Mexican Janitors in Sonix

Working Paper  #16: Migrants of the Information Age: Indian and Mexican Engineers and Regional Development in Silicon Valley

Working Paper  #15: Silicon Valley’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Working Paper  #14: Matching Workers to Work: The Case of Asian Immigrant Engineers in Canada

Working Paper  #13: Self-Employment and Earnings among High-Skilled Immigrants in the United States

Working Paper  #11: The H-1B Visa Debate in Historical Perspective: The Evolution of U.S. Policy Toward Foreign-Born Workers

Working Paper  #10: U.S. Relations with Mexico and Central America, 1977-1999

Working Paper    #9: Economic Restructuring, Immigration and the New Labor Movement: Latina/o Janitors in Los Angeles

Working Paper    #8: Negotiating National Identity: Middle Eastern and Asian Immigrants and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil

Working Paper    #7: Economic Restructuring and Racialization: Incorporating of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Rural Midwest

Working Paper    #6: Gender Differences in Support for Radical Right, Anti-Immigrant Political Parties

Working Paper    #5: The Unconventional Immigration Policy Preferences of Labor Unions in Spain, Italy, and France

Working Paper    #4: Undocumented Migration in the USA and Germany: An Analysis of the German Case with Cross-References to the U.S. Situation

Working Paper    #3: The Role of State in Influencing African Labour Outcomes in Spain and Portugal

Working Paper    #2: African Immigrant Workers in Spanish Agriculture

Working Paper    #1: Social, Spatial and Skill Mismatch Among Immigrants and Native-Born Workers in Los Angeles