People can find themselves waiting for an asylum decision for many years, facing multiple barriers and struggling to fill the hours in their days.
Scripture strongly and unequivocally affirms the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality, says a Christian scholar who turns to the Bible for guidance on Trump's immigration policy.
Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
Only three countries charge people who seek asylum fees. The rationale for not doing that is clear.
Much immigration policy is based around three misunderstandings – on what employers, the public and migrants themselves want.
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.
Population growth has pros and cons, and the Morrison government's plan is less about a change in immigration numbers than about increasing the benefits and minimising the costs.
Encouraging migrants to move to regional areas could be a win-win' scenario, as long as policymakers pay attention to five key factors.
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
Canada's recent decision to temporarily stop deporting Haitians and Venezuelans reaffirms the nation's commitment to vulnerable people. However, Quebec's recent policies don't match with Canada's.
Population growth in Australia is a problem mainly because of the lack of a coherent national policy to manage it. The focus needs to be on maintaining quality of life through sustainable growth.
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
Labour's immigration plans are progressive, but could still get bogged down in red tape.
Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
Immigrant raids can cause long-term community trauma. The raids can also lead to new political alliances that reshape the meaning of community.
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
Australian governments are faced with a choice: make the difficult decisions to fix planning systems so more houses can be built, or tap the brakes on Australia's migrant intake.