Special Editors: Katharine M. Donato and Elizabeth Ferris
Vol. 690, July 2020
Since 2010, the number of refugees and asylum seekers in the world has grown dramatically. Under the Obama administration, the number of resettled refugees admitted to the United States rose from previous years; under the Trump administration, the number declined between 2017 and 2018, but rose between 2018 and 2019. Nevertheless, the number of resettled refugees admitted in 2019 was still about 30,000 fewer than the number during Obama’s final year in office.
These shifts have generated intense public debate and new theoretical and empirical research on refugee and migrant integration. In the July volume of The ANNALS, “Refugee and Immigrant Integration: Unpacking the Research, Translating It into Policy,” special editors Katharine Donato and Elizabeth Ferris bring together scholars to discuss and apply this new theoretical and empirical research.