- Yalidy Matos, Rutgers University
On September 20, 1996, President Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, a vast and comprehensive law focused on border security, illegal immigration, and enforcement in the interior of the country as well as at the border. Paving the way for tough local immigration enforcement across the country, this law authorized agreements between local and state police departments and the federal government that now exist in 18 states.
- Casey A. Klofstad, University of Miami
The 2018 midterms are rapidly approaching and voters want to believe they’re going to make rational choices at the polls. But as Professor Casey Klofstad explains, there is an unexpected factor influencing voter behavior and affecting our elections—the tone of a candidate’s voice.
The Scholars Strategy Network is opening applications for the second cohort of its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve public policy and strengthen democracy.
- Elizabeth Sharrow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Among powerful myths Americans cherish is the idea that sports – at all levels – are strictly about leisure and play, a realm safely outside of politics. But sports are very much a part of U.S. political life, intertwined with public policies, political debates, and political culture. In fact, discussions about controversial issues within sporting venues can often draw more people into broader conversations about needed social changes.
- Alexes Harris, University of Washington
A $50 citation, $100 in court costs—for many Americans navigating the criminal justice system, fines and fees like these add up quickly. Professor Alexes Harris reveals why local governments charge convicts to pay for the justice system and how this disproportionately burdens marginalized people and communities.