The topic of immigration is never far from the top of the news cycle. Recent events regarding the migrant/refugee crisis in Europe, Donald Trump’s controversial statements about Mexico and his immigration plan, the mass deportation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic, and the record number and importance of refugees highlight the scope of the issue. For Mobilizing Ideas‘ next dialogue, we would like to focus on movements and activism related to immigration – including mobilizations by immigrants, against their presence, and also by diaspora or refugee populations. We invite contributors to consider the challenges of movements by immigrant populations and to reflect on some of the following questions: How does citizenship affect mobilization efforts? How is immigrant mobilization related to the issues of refugees? How can immigrants frame their grievances to produce sympathy within the native population? How much does dependence limit movement goals? What can the transnational experience teach us about collective action?
Many thanks to our fantastic group of contributors.
Sharon M. Quinsaat, University of Pittsburgh (essay)
Thomas Swerts, University of Antwerp (essay)
Lisa M. Martinez, University of Denver (essay)
Steven J. Gold, Michigan State University (essay)
Jeremy Hein, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (essay)
Irene Bloemraad, University of California – Berkeley (essay)
Walter Nicholls, University of California – Irvine (essay)
Editors in Chief,
Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Guillermo Trejo