News

2018

November 8, 2018: The Nation: When Environmentalism Meets Xenophobia

July 12, 2018: Letters & Politics radio show, 94.1 KPFA: The History of NATO and Reagan Stopping Asylum Seekers in the 80’s. The Trump administration is not the first to try to change the definition of people claiming asylum status.  It happened in the 1980s and it was also aimed at stopping people from Central America. Guest: Carly Goodman is a historian of immigration and American foreign relations. She is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and communications analyst at the American Friends Service Committee. Carly is the author of an oped in the Washington Post called Like Donald Trump Ronald Reagan Tried to Keep Out Asylum Seekers. Activists Thwarted Him.

July 3, 2018: Truthout.org: What the US Immigrant Rights Movement Can Learn From Australia’s Asylum Struggle

July 2018: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: SHAFR Awards Prizes at its Annual Conference

June 20, 2018: New York Times Facebook Live: President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy to separate migrant children from their families has sparked massive controversy and bipartisan condemnation. To many, the policy, which disproportionately affects Latin American migrants, is the latest example of the United States’ long history of racist immigration policies. We’re joined by Erika Lee, the director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, Allen Orr, an immigration lawyer, and Carly Goodman, historian and the communications analyst and Mellon/ACLS public fellow at American Friends Service Committee, for a conversation about U.S. immigration policy and how we got here. 

March 1, 2018: Vox.com: Trump’s biggest mistake on immigration: his belief that something so complex can be “fixed” – History shows that policy always has to bend to reality.

February 13, 2018: mic.com: How the immigration program Donald Trump wants to end helped diversify America.

February 12, 2018: Center for American Progress: Family Reunification Is the Bedrock of U.S. Immigration Policy.

2017

December 15, 2017: Vox.com: The diversity visa Donald Trump hates, explained.

November 15, 2017: Florida Sun Magazine: Einwanderung in die USA: Präsident Trump plant Abschaffung der Greencard-Lotterie

November 3, 2017: USA Today, PRI: The surprising history of the green card lottery

November 3, 2017: France 24: Loterie de la carte verte : Donald Trump menace de supprimer un rêve américain

November 3, 2017: L’Obs: Trump veut la fin de la loterie des cartes vertes : 3 questions pour comprendre le débat

November 3, 2017: Morning Sun: Trump’s latest target, the diversity visa program, wasn’t always aimed at achieving diversity

November 2, 2017: The Nation: Trump’s Call to End the Diversity Visa Has Nothing to Do With National Security

November 1, 2017: Washington Post: Diversity visa lottery, criticized after New York terrorist attack, was invented to help the Irish.

November 1, 2017: Newsweek: Trump wrong in blaming democrats for Diversity Visa

November 1, 2017: Niskanen Center: In defense of the diversity visa after NYC’s terror attack

November 1, 2017: Washington Times: Republicans take aim at ‘diversity’ visa lottery program that let terror suspect into U.S.

October 9, 2017: French Morning: Sous Donald Trump, l’avenir incertain de la loterie de la carte verte.

August 4, 2017: The Pulse (Nigeria): Sub Saharan Africa holds its breath as Trump endorses bill to eliminate popular green card lottery

July 17, 2017: Irish Central: How Irish immigrants forever changed the US immigration system

2016

October 28, 2016: Quartz: How a unique visa lottery promotes the dream of American diversity—50,000 green cards at a time

June 10, 2016: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: SHAFR DCF recipient Carly Goodman selected as a 2016 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow