Rebecca Kilberg was a Communications Specialist at the Migration Policy Institute, where she worked on publication design and production, dissemination of the Institute’s research, website operations, and monitoring of the Institute's media mentions. She also was a contributing author to the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal.
Previously Ms. Kilberg worked as a research fellow at a political consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Ms. Kilberg graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in linguistics and a minor in Germanic studies.
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Turkey’s migration identity has shifted from being principally a country of emigration and transit to becoming a destination for immigrants and people fleeing conflict. In response, Turkish policymakers recently enacted a comprehensive migration and asylum law that took effect in April 2014. This article examines the new law, which is intended as a significant step toward managing both legal and irregular migration to Turkey, including humanitarian migration.