Why COVID-19 is tough for undocumented immigrants

The COVID-19 pandemic puts undocument immigrants at risk in a range of ways, including work, access to health care, and fear of deportation.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 immigration jobs featured health-and-medicine

The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: business history food immigration united-states featured society-and-culture judaism

Border walls are terrible for global trade

A look at the material consequences of border walls around the world reveals their impact on global trade.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics immigration migration government society-and-culture

Is DDT a cause of Indian immigrant diabetes risk?

Prior exposure to DDT pollution may explain the higher rate of diabetes among immigrants to the United States from India, say researchers.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: diabetes pollution immigration india united-states earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Is climate change driving migration from Central America?

You might have seen claims that climate change is driving migration out of Central America. Climate researchers urge caution about that narrative.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change journalism immigration migration refugees society-and-culture earth-and-environment

Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts still face huge hurdles

"...it will take more than good will to finish the unfinished business of the civil rights era. It will take activism and mobilization just as it did in the past."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: politics history immigration discrimination united-states race segregation society-and-culture laws

What a 1928 blood libel in upstate New York reveals about today

A lost child in 1928 Massena, NY sparked the United States' only known blood libel. A new history of the event connects the dots to anti-Semitism today.

Niv M. Sultan-NYU • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: politics history immigration religion bias united-states featured society-and-culture myths judaism

What does a national emergency mean for presidential power?

When an American president declares a national emergency, what does it mean for the country? A presidential powers scholar brings you up to speed.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
Feb. 28, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics immigration government society-and-culture us-presidents

New estimate of global human migration is much higher

"Planning for migration is no simple task." There's now a better way to estimate human migration around the globe.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: immigration migration refugees featured society-and-culture

Border wall came at high cost, low benefit for U.S. workers

The Secure Fence Act of 2006, which built a partial wall at the US-Mexico border, cost American workers and did little to reduce migration.

Stanford • futurity
Nov. 21, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: immigration united-states mexico society-and-culture

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