Volume 23, Issue 2 (Winter 2019)

These three pieces contribute insight on timely and pressing issues surrounding global migration. The four authors of these three contributions write from a range of academic backgrounds. The result is unique and novel contribution to literature on contemporary migration issues. Available at HeinOnline, Westlaw, and LexisNexis.

The Invisible Border Wall in Australia, by Dominic Dagbanja. 23 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 221.

Dominic Dagbanja turns a critical lens to the English language requirement of the Australian immigration procedure. By considering the context of application and pernicious effects of the requirement, he provokes thoughtful reflection on how similar “invisible” border walls in other contexts might carry practical and expressive power.

Temporary Migrant Work and the Bonds of Citizenship, by Kevin Kolben. 23 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 267.

Kevin Kolben contributes an analysis on temporary labor migration that broadens consideration that this continuing dynamic has on both the polity of recipient countries and the psychological and moral impact on citizens. It is a profound study the adeptly intertwines economic, psychological, and political perspectives on a timely topic.

Better Migrant Rights Help Native Workers, by Guarav Khanna & Anna Brown. 23 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 293.

Guarav Khanna and Anna Brown offer a deeper analysis on a similar question-looking at the effect migrant worker rights have on nativeborn workers. These esteemed economists apply historical economic data and contemporary developments in the literature to shed light on the impact felt by native-born workers.

Available at HeinOnline, Westlaw, and LexisNexis.

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