Around the world, more people have been displaced by famine, war, and climate than ever before — and fewer are welcome to seek asylum elsewhere. The barriers these 82 million people encounter as they seek refuge point to the erosion of the international conventions on asylum first adopted in 1951. Seventy years later, is asylum still viable?
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Michael Jones-Correa is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science, and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (CSERI) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-principal investigator of the 2006 Latino National Survey, the 2012 and 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES), and of research on immigrant/native-born contract, trust and civic engagement in Philadelphia and Atlanta, among other research. He has worked and published extensively on immigrant political mobilization, inter-group relations, and the integration of immigrants into receiving societies. Recent publications include Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement among Latino Immigrants (Russell Sage 2020), Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013), Latinos in the New Millennium (Cambridge, 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple, 2010).