Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
In Europe's refugee squats, dignified existence and political resistance go hand in hand.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won't be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
Social enterprises set up by refugees are also helping countries to overcome some of the challenges of economic and social integration of new arrivals.
The island of Lampedusa in Italy has become the symbol of how a community can welcome migrants — for better or for worse.
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome?
Accused of cooperating with smugglers, NGOs defend migrants’ right to life and point to the inadequate policies of European states.
Migrants crossing Libya to reach Europe increasingly face violence and human traffickers.
Migrants sent back to Afghanistan face a very grim future.
What's it like to be a refugee in the UK?
A deal to secure the southern Libyan border aims to stop migrants from attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
With the winding back of government support for housing, 'gateway' suburbs that have in the past accepted and supported recent immigrants are becoming increasingly unaffordable.
Migration and asylum issues have come to epitomise France's political tensions and to reflect the critical decisions that will face its next president.
By abolishing the 457 visa program the government has targeted a fraction of the problem, leaving the bulk of the temporary migrant labour force unchanged.
The Turnbull government is axing the 457 visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa but it might not have the desired affect on the labour market.
Can deportation ever really be 'humane and dignified'?
A more intimate connection with the details of migrants crossing the Mediterranean can happen through art.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
What happens when an undocumented immigrant meets a law enforcement officer? Communication plays a major role in these high-stakes interactions.