Breaking: New ESPMI Website Launching Today at 8am EST

New ESPMI Website Launching Today

On behalf of the ESPMI Executive, we are very pleased to announce that our new ESPMI website will be going live today, Wednesday 8th March, at 8am EST.

Our new website will be available at :

Please follow our social media outlets on Twitter (@ESPMINetwork) and Facebook throughout the day for updates.

Once the new site is up and running, this current site will no longe rbe updated and will subsequently retired to a green and pleasant pasture where it can enjoy a long and happy retirement.

For any feedback or comments on the new website, please contact Paul Dudman, ESPMI Head of Web, on



Argentina’s immigrant hotel is a ghost of welcoming times amid deportation order

Published February 9, 2017
Source: The Guardian

Argentina once prided itself on a border policy so open that during the early 20th century it built an “immigrant’s hotel” in the port of Buenos Aires. Inaugurated in 1912, the massive building could lodge up to 3,000 new arrivals, who received free board, job training and help finding employment.

At the time, more than half the city’s population was foreign-born; the economy was booming, and immigration – mostly from Europe – was associated with modernity and progress.

Much has changed since then. Nowadays, less than 5% of Argentina’s population is foreign-born and the old hotel, after surviving an attempt to turn it into a shopping mall, now houses an immigration museum.

Read more.

10 Ways to Support Students Facing Immigration Crises

Published January 31, 2017
By Anita Casavantes Bradford, Laura E. Enriquez and Susan Bibler Coutin

Anita Casavantes Bradford, Laura E. Enriquez and Susan Bibler Coutin offer advice to faculty members and administrators.

  1. Be aware of the wide ran ge of people affected by proposed changes to immigration policy.
  2. Educate yourself about the laws and policies that impact undocumented students’ educational access.
  3. Signal to students that you are supportive.
  4. (Re)consider how you discuss immigration-related issues and the current political climate in your classroom.
  5. Maintain student confidentiality and privacy.
  6. Use appropriate terminology when discussing immigration issues.
  7. Provide resources that will help mediate the financial instability that many students will also be facing.
  8. Offer career and graduate preparation opportunities.
  9. Identify, improve and refer students to campus and community resources.
  10. Identify and raise awareness about your campus’s policies regarding undocumented students.