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Normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States will have a significant impact on U.S. immigration policy and future Cuban migration to the United States. This Policy Beat explores the U.S.-Cuba migration relationship, as fear of changes to the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy has spurred hundreds of new boat arrivals in recent months.
The Migration Information Source’s annual Top 10 examines key developments around the world: from Africa, where the Ebola outbreak prompted quarantines and travel controls; to Europe, confronting rising humanitarian flows; to the Middle East, where the migrant worker regulation system is under sharper attack; to Asia, where reform to China's hukou system could benefit millions of internal migrants; and the U.S., where the president took sweeping executive action on immigration.
Driven by rising migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, the Bay of Bengal, the Red Sea, and elsewhere, as well as by the challenges to border-control policies implicit in maritime migration, representatives of states, civil society, and international organizations gathered in December 2014 under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to discuss ways to limit the loss of life and foster international cooperation. This commentary explores the issues and challenges surrounding irregular maritime migration.
As many as 5.2 million unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, as well as many brought to the United States as children, could gain relief under new and expanded deferred action programs announced in November 2014. For U.S. and state breakdowns on populations potentially eligible for relief from deportation, click here.
This report is the final one in an MPI-International Labour Office series that examines the employment prospects of migrants in the EU (focusing on the case-study countries of the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), as well as the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping these workers overcome barriers and ascend out of low-skilled work.