Now is the time for U.S. President Joe Biden to ask the American people to invite homeless and war-ravaged Afghan refugees into their homes and their communities. Experience has taught us that, like the Statue of Liberty, many will raise their hand in enthusiastic response.
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As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.
A float featuring Christopher Columbus makes its way down Fifth Avenue during the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 14, 2019, in New York.
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Given Italian history, U.S. descendants of Italian immigrants have reason to reject their association with Columbus and stand in solidarity with indigenous groups as they reclaim their histories.
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Across three exhibitions in NSW and Queensland, we studied how creating and sharing art can build community connections.
U.S. envoy resigned over “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants.
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The Biden administration has used a public health provision to deport thousands of Haitian migrants entering the US via Mexico.
The federal government has awarded $75 million to Accenture to design a digital replacement for the cards filled in by international arrivals, complete with details of passengers’ COVID vaccination status.
Programs that promote more education could also improve longterm health.
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Mexican Americans who have more formal education than their parents are much less likely to have Type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
In this photo from 2015, newly arrived Syrian refugees take part in a mass at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto.
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The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
Research on the connection between “liberal” or “caring” asylum policies and rates of crime shows that the humane treatment of refugees can have a beneficial effect on domestic security.
Josh Frydenberg on uncertain economic times.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economic challenges faced by the nation, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
A slide by Gordon H. Woodhouse to accompany a 1901 lecture by his father Clarence entitled ‘exploration and development of Australia’.
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Exclusion has been central to utopian ideas of Australia since before Federation. It still lingers. To progress in this climate-challenged century, Australia’s foundational wrongs must be righted.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait for Border Patrol processing after they crossed the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, April 29, 2021.
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A record 95,079 child migrants had arrived alone at the US’s southern border by July this year. The US is legally responsible for these children, but it is struggling to give them adequate care.
Three DACA recipients hold pictures of themselves as children newly arrived in the United States at a congressional meeting, Sept. 6, 2017.
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that DACA, a policy that shields undocumented young immigrants from deportation, could continue. Now a Texas court says it can’t. An immigration lawyer explains.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait on July 2, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas to be transported to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after entering the U.S. to seek political asylum.
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Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
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Could a national football team of multicultural players usher in a more inclusive version of Englishness?
The report will show that by 2061 there will only be 2.7 Australians of traditional working age for each Australian over 65.
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Our migration policies can prevent people with disabilities from becoming permanent residents, even if they can show an ability to contribute to society.
Three members of the Biloela Tamil family have been given bridging visas for three months, which will allow the parents work and study rights.
The home affairs minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for ‘broad cohorts’ of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
Detainees in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre hold up signs calling for help during anti-detention demonstration.
The sustained lack of trust between migrants and health professionals is leading to dire consequences
For decades, Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups.
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Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.