Vietnamese at a camp in Guam seeking repatriation, September 1975.
National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 319, Box 19, declassification number 984082
Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Genocide doesn't begin with mass murder. It's a long, insidious process that can be stopped before it's too late.
While ASEAN leaders are increasingly using the rhetoric of prioritising the people in ASEAN, they are often hesitant to drastically change the longstanding regional framework that gives a lot of power to the hands of member states’ elites.
Reuters/Erik de Castro
ASEAN should improve the accreditation process for civil society organisation (CSOs) to support more community-based activities that can help solve regional problems.
Refugees continue to make the journey between Libya and Italy, despite the risk of being turned back or sent to a detention centre.
Like Australia and the US before it, Europe is now flirting with the idea of processing centres for refugees in transit countries.
Andrea Swifte as the mother in Big Heart: a nuanced and not unsympathetic performance.
Big Heart at Theatreworks questions Australia's generosity through the tale of a woman who adopts a child from five continents.
Migrants from Myanmar at the gate of an immigration detention center in Medan on 5 April 2013.
Relevant government officials in Indonesia acknowledge that immigration detention facilities should not be used for housing refugees and asylum seekers. But finding alternatives to detention to accommodate asylum seekers has been difficult.
A new decree states that local administrations may be asked to provide shelter for asylum seekers and refugees. In reality, this may be rather challenging.
Could be better: daily life in Pyongyang.
Getting out of North Korea isn't easy, but tens of thousands have managed it nonetheless.
Even though Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its additional protocol, it’s bound to honour the principle of non-refoulement.
Indonesia's decree on refugees honours a customary international law obligation of non-refoulement, or not expelling or returning refugees.
Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed stands in his friend’s clothing shop he helps out with in Clarkston, Georgia.
AP Photo/David Goldman
Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
A protest in Rome on August 26 after violent evictions from Piazza Indipendenza.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera inspects a guard of honor in Ivory Coast.
Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Prospective citizens could face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK.
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.
Refugee rights activists greet a boat arriving in Naples harbour in May 2017.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
Pedro and family.
Joint border security measures between the US and Mexico have created a tough situation for those who fled violence back home decades ago.
What is the point of international co-operation in matters of shared concern? According to the UN Charter, its founding member nations were determined to achieve overarching societal progress based on…
Malcolm Turnbull was undesirably fulsome in declaring he’d be ‘there again and again’, especially given the nature of this president.
We’ve known for months the content and tenor of that explosive January phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull about the refugee deal, but the leak of the transcript to The Washington Post…
Malcolm Turnbull’s opponents, including those reflexively opposed to Australia’s asylum-seeker policies, would be hard put to take exception to the substance of a leaked conversation with US President…
The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.