International law recognizes that women and LGBTQ people face unique forms of violence that may qualify them for asylum. The US now asserts that domestic abuse is a 'private' matter.
Trump's anti-immigrant policies are leading more Central Americans to stay put in Mexico. Mexico's presidential candidates have a lot to say about that, and none of it involves mass deportations.
A recent decision by the United States to deny asylum for victims of domestic abuse will have unintended consequences for Canada.
A steady retreat from a distinctive British tradition of refuge has stained policy around immigration.
Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.
A culture of disbelief for asylum seekers is endemic in the British immigration system.
Home Office deportation targets reduce complex human stories to statistics.
France’s new immigration bill exposes the flaw in fixating on numbers rather than people's lives.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
Legal technicalities and political priorities make it hard for North Koreans to settle on British soil.
Donald Trump wants the US to take more immigrants from 'countries like Norway'. But how do 'countries like Norway' treat their own immigrants?
Inconsistencies in how judges handle appeal cases and different levels of legal provision around the country can leave asylum seekers facing a lottery.
Then as now, volunteer groups are stepping in where governments won't.
Food is a real flashpoint in the power dynamics between asylum seekers and the people looking after them.
The proposal ignores how bad the EU is at sharing responsibility for asylum seekers.
The mass movement of people across the world is nothing new, but migration today is so global and so unrelenting that it may well be the great humanitarian issue of our time.
What the political party manifestos say about refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugees who are granted leave to remain in the UK could now be sent back to the country they fled, after five years in limbo.