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Post date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:14:42 -0400

With UK voters headed to the polls on July 4, one thing is clear: Whatever party wins the election will face the ongoing challenges of addressing irregular arrivals by boat and growing asylum claims. But this could also be an opportunity for novel policy approaches and collaboration with international partners in Europe and beyond, this commentary argues.

Post date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:27:21 -0400

Immigration to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa is longstanding and multifaceted. Compared to other immigrants, those from the Middle East and North Africa are more likely to be proficient in English, have graduated college, and be a U.S. citizen. This article provides an overview of this population, more than one-quarter of which lives in the greater New York, Detroit, or Los Angeles areas.

Post date: Tue, 04 Jun 2024 14:38:25 -0400

Tens of millions of people globally claim Irish heritage, due to the country’s long history of emigration to places such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. In recent years, many more people have been moving to Ireland than leaving, providing benefits to the country but also posing challenges. This article provides an overview of Ireland's migration trends and policies, past and present.

Post date: Fri, 31 May 2024 09:17:04 -0400

In this episode of the podcast, Climate Migration Council member and former U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott H. Swift (ret.) offers perspective on the security dynamics of climate change and migration, focusing on the Pacific.

Post date: Wed, 29 May 2024 22:51:12 -0400

The international humanitarian protection system built amid the ashes of World War II has come under increasing strain, as record numbers of people flee internationally and travel farther distances. New barriers to protection in destination countries have captured public attention, but governments are also experimenting with ways to offer sanctuary, which could signal a remaking of the global system, as this article explains.

Post date: Wed, 29 May 2024 11:21:02 -0400

La población inmigrante sudamericana en Estados Unidos ha crecido a un ritmo superior al de la población total nacida en el extranjero, en base a las crisis de Venezuela, Colombia y otros países. Aun así, los sudamericanos representan sólo uno de cada diez inmigrantes estadounidenses. Aunque se asemejan a la población inmigrante general de Estados Unidos en varias características demográficas, existen algunas diferencias notables, como se detalla en este artículo.

Post date: Mon, 20 May 2024 16:56:34 -0400

Dos años después de la firma de La Declaración de Los Ángeles sobre Migración y Protección, los gobiernos de a través de las Américas se reunieron en Guatemala para analizar el estado de cooperación en el hemisferio. Organizaciones no gubernamentales e internacionales produjeron una agenda de acción práctica para el próximo año. Se explica en este comentario.

Post date: Mon, 20 May 2024 16:09:51 -0400

Mexico is the source of the world’s second-largest migrant population. In recent years the country has found itself at an unexpected crossroads: Managing the transit of growing numbers of asylum seekers and other migrants headed to the United States. Meanwhile, the Mexican-born population in the United States has declined significantly since 2010. This article provides an overview of the major trends and policies.

Post date: Mon, 20 May 2024 16:05:34 -0400

Two years after signing the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, governments from across the Americas met in Guatemala to assess the state of cooperation in the hemisphere. Working with nongovernmental and international organizations, they also produced an agenda for practical action for the next year, as this commentary explains.

Post date: Mon, 13 May 2024 10:03:24 -0400

The Immigration Act of 1924 shaped the U.S. population over the course of the 20th century, greatly restricting immigration and ensuring that arriving immigrants were mostly from Northern and Western Europe. The century-old law was one of the most restrictive in U.S. history and helped create the framework for key provisions of the U.S. immigration system that remain in place a century later. This article analyzes the effect and legacy of the 1924 law.

Post date: Wed, 08 May 2024 10:01:07 -0400

Immigrants have served in the U.S. armed forces since the nation's founding. In recent years, a growing share of U.S. military veterans are immigrants, due to shrinking numbers of veterans overall and a rising number of foreign born. This article offers details about the composition of the immigrant population with U.S. military service.

Post date: Thu, 02 May 2024 10:48:59 -0400

The Ethiopian government has pledged to increase access to education and employment for refugees, most of whom live in camps. There have been ups and downs along the way. This episode explores the key trends.

Post date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 16:27:38 -0400

In recent decades, countries worldwide have expanded voting rights to their diasporas as well as certain resident noncitizens. Voting access in general has grown over time, as barriers based on sex, literacy, and other characteristics have fallen, and migrants' increasingly expansive rights to vote are part of that trend worldwide. This article provides a global overview of the dynamics.

Post date: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 15:59:28 -0400

WASHINGTON, DC — Employment and skills-based mobility projects aimed at connecting workers from lower- and middle-income countries with jobs abroad have yet to realize their full potential despite growing interest from European and other advanced economies eager to address acute labor shortages, a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) policy brief out today finds.

Post date: Sat, 27 Apr 2024 13:30:10 -0400

In the global race for talent, governments in Europe and beyond are exploring ways to attract workers with needed skills. At the same time, some lower- and middle-income countries are seeking to expand their nationals’ access to economic opportunities abroad. This policy brief examines employment- and skills-based mobility projects that seek to facilitate the movement of workers with in-demand skills, including their unique value-add and common challenges.

Post date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024 16:23:36 -0400

Do countries that are major polluters have a moral responsibility to aid people displaced by environmental disaster? This episode of the podcast speaks with Jamie Draper, who focuses on political philosophy and ethics at Utrecht University.

Post date: Wed, 24 Apr 2024 22:13:06 -0400

GENEVA and WASHINGTON, DC — Human mobility has fully rebounded from the sharp downturns seen during the COVID-19 pandemic — demonstrating its resilience and inevitability — and is undergoing significant shifts across world regions, according to a report released today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).  

The study marks the first attempt to bring together regional flow monitoring data from IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix to illuminate the scale and characteristics of global movement, both regular and irregular.  

Post date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:17:24 -0400

While human mobility globally has largely recovered from its pandemic-era drop, it is undergoing considerable change. The causes are diverse, from climate shocks and shifting economic conditions to conflict-induced displacement. This report explores how the scale and characteristics of cross-border movement are evolving post-pandemic, featuring case studies from different world regions.

Post date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 15:24:06 -0400

Once an obscure section of U.S. law, Title 42 was used to expel unauthorized migrants reaching U.S. borders nearly 3 million times from March 2020 to May 2023. Despite idealized depictions of its impact by some politicians, the order was largely ineffective in deterring irregular migration. Instead, it represented a dramatic break with decades of law providing protection to asylum seekers, as this article details.