Sweden’s Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard has faced a backlash for her proposal.
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Doctors, teachers and dentists are to be forced to report undocumented migrants to the authorities but they are refusing to comply.
Blaming international students for Canada’s problems distracts attention away from finding genuine solutions.
International students frequently face challenges finding suitable places to live. Instead of blaming them, the government should be helping them.
Your chest tightens, like an elephant is sitting on it. Pain streaks down your arm and you break out in a cold sweat. You feel light-headed and you’re pretty sure you’re having a heart attack. So when…
Digital nomad programs have proliferated in recent years. Now, Canada is seeking to use the idea to attract highly skilled tech workers.
The Canadian government wants to attract digital nomads to come to Canada. However, to be successful the program requires clarity on issues like tax and social benefits.
Illustration of refugee children.
Research shows that despite Indonesia progress in providing education access for refugee children, the pandemic has made several barriers for the implementation.
Despite the image of being welcoming, Canada has not made enough progress to protect and welcome LGBTQ+ refugees.
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Canada has taken positive steps in recognizing and supporting LGBTQ+ communities. However, that support does not always extend to people seeking asylum.
COVID-19 halted immigration and housing affordability got much worse. We’d feel the impacts of internal migration and undersupply of affordable housing even if we again blocked migrants from overseas.
The hotels housing asylum seekers have become sites of protest.
Research explains how asylum seekers choose their destination country.
The Intergenerational Report puts a long lens on the nation’s future, looking at the implications of demographic changes and covering a broad range of economic and social areas
The UK government is briefing that a remote patch of land in the South Atlantic could become a processing hub for people crossing the Channel in small boats.
President Joe Biden visits the US/Mexico border in January 2023.
US president Joe Biden is getting flak from both Democrats and Republicans over his border deal with Mexico aimed at reducing immigration.
Refugees from Ukraine arriving at the Polish border in 2022.
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More young Poles want the country to stay neutral in the Ukraine war than in 2022, a survey says.
San Francisco has the oldest and largest Chinatown in the U.S.
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Chinatowns once served as gateways for early Chinese immigrants. But the suburbs are the center of cultural and commercial life for new immigrants and later generations.
Buoy barriers are shown in the middle of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, on July 18, 2023.
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Setting up buoys in a section of the Rio Grande is more likely to result in migrants seeking pathways elsewhere, rather than deterring migration altogether.
The Bibby Stockholms arrives in Portland Port.
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Semi-carceral facilities accommodating irregular migrants are designed to be hostile spaces that expose people to substandard conditions and keep them on the move, detached from wider society.
Effective African economic development depends on economic integration and free movement of people.
Immigration policy is so highly politicised that the South African government seems afraid to move.
Too few children means China needs to look outside the country for new blood.
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Chinese politicians have looked toward policies to encourage couples to have more children to offset population decline. It hasn’t worked.
Inner Sydney has near-zero population growth.
Inner-city resistance to higher-density housing has diverted most of Sydney’s population growth, driven largely by non-white migrants, to the outer suburbs. The result is a racially divided city.
Recruiting health workers from countries on the World Health Organization’s safeguard list without robust and reciprocal benefits for the countries sending them does not meet ethical standards.
Recruiting internationally educated health workers is a key part of Canada’s proposed solution to the health worker crisis. But there are ethical questions about recruiting from foreign countries.
People visit the Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act exhibit at the Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver on June 30, 2023. The exhibit features hundreds of special identity documents called C.I. certificates that were issued to Chinese residents by the Canadian government.
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The Chinese Exclusion Act and other discriminatory measures had profound and lasting impacts on Chinese women and families in Canada.