Australia's population growth is expected to be stagnant over the next two years, due largely to decreased immigration. This won't lead to a quick economic recovery.
The pandemic and anti-immigration policies haven’t stopped migration from Central America – they’ve just made conditions at the border more hazardous.
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COVID-19 has created new hardships for migrants while giving the Trump administration an excuse to further restrict asylum as public attention focuses on the pandemic.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh's culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country's opening up of its borders.
As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics.
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The current Canadian citizenship guide needs to be updated to more accurately reflect the truths about Canada's past and present.
People march towards Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto during a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 on Sept. 12, 2020.
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Pandemic fears could permanently harden Canadian attitudes toward immigration, and generate pressure to reduce the number of yearly arrivals.
Protesters attend a demonstration in support of migrant worker in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto in August 2020.
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The federal government must make good on its throne speech language about making it easier for migrant workers to formally become Canadian by instituting a comprehensive regularization plan.
Zimbabwean migrants illegally cross Into South Africa.
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The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
Denying protection to asylum seekers is neither sustainable nor defensible as long-term policy. Here are ways to make the screening process at airports more just when the borders do reopen.
DACA supporters rally at the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, 2020, after the court rejected the Trump administration’s push to end DACA.
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Those who say the Supreme Court's last term was a liberal success fail to understand that the types of decisions they see as victories are fleeting triumphs that will not endure.
A detainee holds a hand against her cell window at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre, Bedford.
This is a system that will likely become even worse given the impact of Brexit and the backlog of cases created by the pandemic.
Citizenship means the ability to vote, as naturalized citizen Cici Carpio declared in April 2019 in El Paso, Texas.
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Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for their naturalization applications to be processed by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Without citizenship, they can't vote.
The government claims the bill is needed to make detention centres safer. But it would strip away a vital lifeline for people already 200 times more likely to self-harm than the Australian community.
As president, Trump has cultivated close relations with autocratic leaders while distancing the U.S. from its traditional allies in Europe and Asia.
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In 2016 Trump promised to 'shake the rust off America's foreign policy.' Four years later, it's clearer what that looks like: a US that sits on the sidelines of world crises and collaborations alike.
55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among 176 people who were killed in a tragic plane crash.
The difference in responses to tragedies reflects how immigrants are valued by their potential benefit to Canadian society, but this is not the only way to think about their worth as human beings.
Rhetoric that casts COVID-19 as a Chinese virus stigmatizes Asian people and plays into racist tropes of a ‘yellow peril.’
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Stating that COVID-19 is a “Chinese” disease, dehumanizes and reinforces well-worn stereotypes of Chinese people as the "yellow peril."
Behind every spelling bee champ is at least one very engaged parent.
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Making sure that children hone skills and build up credentials at a young age are part of a long-term plan common among the South Asian parents who immigrate to the United States.
Women juggle many responsibilities in their lives. Research reveals the importance for migrant women of taking even brief breaks from their daily routine of home, work or care-giving activities.
Highly skilled workers and international students in the U.S. are the latest group to be targeted by the Trump adminstration’s restrictive immigration policies.
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By making skilled workers the target of his latest anti-immigration policy, U.S. president Trump signals that he is willing to play to his far right base even if it undermines America's economic interests.
Many people with DACA status are in school.
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At least for now, hundreds of thousands of students can stay in school without facing new hardships.
Protesters stand outside the Federal Court of Canada building for a hearing of the designation of the U.S. as a safe third country for refugees in Toronto in November 2019.
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Many of us would probably like to watch some professional sports right now. But wouldn't we rather Canada live up to its international legal responsibilities to respect the rights of asylum-seekers?