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E.g., 08/13/2020

MPI Commentaries

MPI Commentaries

Commentaries
August 2020
By Hanne Beirens, Susan Fratzke, and Lena Kainz

Most EU Member States closed their borders to travel from neighboring countries in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. While internal borders in the Schengen zone largely reopened in time for summer holidays, there is a lingering sense they could snap shut anew. Though the reflexive introduction of border controls speaks to an inherent lack of trust between states, the 2015-16 migration crisis offers lessons on how to begin to rebuild trust, as this commentary explores.

Commentaries
July 2020
By Randy Capps, Jennifer Van Hook, and Julia Gelatt

The Trump administration's plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 Census data used to reapportion 435 congressional seats among the 50 states could misclassify as many as 20 million U.S. citizens, as the result of expected data-matching errors. The effects of this exclusion could be most pronounced in low-income urban and rural communities, reducing their voting power relative to more affluent ones, as this commentary explains.

Recent Commentaries

Commentaries
January 2018
By Julia Gelatt and Sarah Pierce
Commentaries
December 2017
By Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Commentaries
November 2017
By Julia Gelatt and Randy Capps
Commentaries
September 2017
By Kathleen Newland and Randy Capps
Commentaries
August 2017
By Doris Meissner
Commentaries
June 2017
By Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Commentaries
March 2017
By Elizabeth Collett and Meghan Benton
Commentaries
March 2017
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
Commentaries
March 2017
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou
Commentaries
February 2017
By Elizabeth Collett
Commentaries
January 2017
By Kathleen Newland and T. Alexander Aleinikoff

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