The cancellation of DACA during a pandemic deepens racialized systemic inequities. By Elle Fersan, Blanca Ramirez and Lizette Solorzano published in the CSII Immigrant Integration News Wire. June 17, 2020 Implemented during the Obama administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a quasi-legal status that provides beneficiaries temporary relief from deportation and work permits.… Continue reading Three Key Considerations for Saving DACA During COVID-19
The Truman National Security Project featured me in The Truman Bulletin Member Spotlight (May 2020 Issue). They asked me about Immigration and COVID-19. Here is how the conversation went. How is Trump’s xenophobia and rhetoric impacting immigrants during the pandemic? It is important for Americans to understand that in times of pandemic our health depends, to… Continue reading Immigration & COVID-19
By Eliane Fersan, Kai Golden published in the CSII Immigrant Integration Wire. Better known as “Remain in Mexico,” the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), which went into effect January 2019, is a duplicitous non-entrée policy masquerading as a humanitarian solution meant to address the thousands of Central American asylum seekers at the U.S. –Mexico border.
By Blanca Ramirez, Jody Agius Vallejo and Eliane Fersan. Published in the CSII Immigrant Integration Wire. The Family Separation executive order, and increasing immigration enforcement, will have significant long-term human costs and broad societal impacts. Here are three facts about migration, family separation, and the broader societal consequences of immigrant detention.
A beautiful and well-researched piece by Joe Dyke documenting the Lebanese migration to Brazil from the late 1800s till today… Published in the Executive Magazine, July 2014
I have recently completed a month-long trip to Brazil in which I was reporting extensively on the Lebanese-Brazilian diaspora (and watching the World Cup!) For those that don’t know, there are perhaps twice as many Brazilians of Lebanese descent as there are people inside Lebanon itself. They are also hugely powerful and economically successful.
As such I spent a few weeks meeting senior Lebanese-Brazilians, including an interview with Michel Temer – Brazil’s vice-president. I also wrote an extensive history of Lebanese emmigration to Brazil, which was fascinating to research and write. I have copied and pasted the first part of it below.
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The International Conference on Arab Immigration in the Americas Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) September 28 – October 1st, 2005 Les immigrés syro-libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926: Perception du corps consulaire français Eliane N. FERSAN © 2005 All rights reserved. No part of this paper may be… Continue reading Les immigrés syro-libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926: Perception du corps consulaire français