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Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services. Shutterstock

Visa policy for overseas students with a disability is nonsensical and discriminatory

Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
Protest against Trump’s travel ban in Los Angeles, Jan. 29, 2017. AP Photo/Ryan Kang

Migration mayhem in 2017: 9 essential reads

A look back at how one of the most divisive issues of the Trump campaign played out during the first year of his presidency.
Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese have migrated to Angola since the European financial crisis in 2008. Niko Nomad/Shutterstock

How Portuguese migrants in Angola navigate corruption

Migrants leave poor countries for a better life in richer ones. But the migration of Portuguese to Angola after Europe's 2008 financial crisis shows how roles can be reversed.
Undocumented migrants are among those helping to rebuild the hardest-hit areas of Oaxaca state, where federal aid has been slow to trickle down. Presidencia de la República Mexicana CC-by-2.0

In Mexico, undocumented migrants risk deportation to aid earthquake victims

A brigade of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala have interrupted their trek north to stay in Mexico and support earthquake recovery efforts.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land. James MacPherson

Indigenous people invented the so-called ‘American Dream’

Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
An impression of what it could have looked like: a giant lizard, Megalania, stalks a herd of migrating Diprotodon, while a pair of massive megafaunal kangaroos look on. Laurie Beirne

Giant marsupials once migrated across an Australian Ice Age landscape

Studies of the fossil teeth of the three-tonne Diprotodon have revealed the now-extinct beast was Australia's only known seasonally migrating marsupial.
A brown bear snags a sockeye salmon in Alaska. In warm years, red elderberries ripen early and Kodiak bears leave streams full of salmon to eat them. Jonathan Armstrong

As a warming climate changes Kodiak bears’ diets, impacts could ripple through ecosystems

Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.

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