E.g., 10/22/2020
E.g., 10/22/2020

Europe

Europe

Europe faces an interesting set of immigration challenges and opportunities: Demographic pressures as many European societies age, a lively and at times tense policy and political debate over questions of identity and immigrant integration, and a unique policy environment that has knit many European countries together with regards to free movement, the management of outer borders, asylum, and other immigration-related topics. MPI has long conducted research and analysis of European policy on topics ranging from labor mobility and border security to immigrant integration, citizenship, and foreign qualifications recognition, which can be found below.

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Following a bitterly contested vote in Parliament, Germany's president has signed the nation's first immigration law.
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Fewer opportunities may await asylum seekers in France, where stricter policies are overlapping with strained resources.
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The Green Party has been blocked from pushing through new anti-discrimination legislation, mainly by religious groups.
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Though roundly defeated in the French presidential elections, the extreme right may continue to influence French immigration policy.
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Italy has struggled to find the right tone and approach toward immigration. In this newly updated profile, Managing Editor Kim Hamilton tackles the dilemmas facing Italian policymakers today.
Policy Briefs
September 2001

In the immediate aftermath of September 11, the U.S. government committed to increasing national security through every possible avenue. Although the most effective measures to combat terrorism will inevitably rely on intelligence, certain immigration programs and procedures can contribute to better intelligence and enhanced security.

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