Done right, aid fosters greater stability and boosts the economy. That reduces incentives to move away.
As part of a new 'metering' policy, US officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.
Unlike prior waves like the enslaved people on the Underground Railroad or Vietnam-era war resisters, they are children whose parents fear deportation after spending years in the United States.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its 'dignity intact.' But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
Whatever happens with Brexit, the UK population is projected to increase in size, become more ethnically diverse and shift to a structure which is older.
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Europe, with many parties hostile to immigration. But what role does immigration itself have their support? Research shows some unexpected impacts.
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
In the vein of Arthur Miller, a new play sees family drama and political issues clash in an enclosed space.
Only two countries charge people who seek asylum fees. The rationale for not doing that is clear.
Migration governance without immigration detention is desirable and achievable. Eliminating all detention will universally benefit citizens, migrants and everyone in between.
By 2050, the US will be a 'majority-minority' country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population.
Why the government's post-Brexit immigration proposals are particularly bad for women.
Local policies can help immigrants get settled, but there is no way to protect newcomers from national policies or politics.
So far immigration has not had a prominent place in the campaign, but Scott Morrison will try to change that on Sunday.
Much immigration policy is based around three misunderstandings – on what employers, the public and migrants themselves want.
There have historically been few key points of difference on foreign policy during elections. Despite daunting challenges on the global stage, this year's election campaign looks to be much the same.
Travel along the U.S.-Mexico border and meeting migrants can build empathy for people without papers.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.