New data shows self-harm incidents in immigration detention have spiked his year amid concerns over the pandemic. We must take steps to reduce asylum seekers' vulnerability and prevent further harm.
As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.
The pact is largely characterised by the continuation of older ideas, despite the change in tone.
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.
After fire destroyed a migrant reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, the EU needs a more welcoming approach to asylum.
Talk of an 'invasion' is exactly what prevents meaningful action.
At times of economic crisis, our feelings towards migrants can become hardened.
Important news coverage or voyeurism disguised as journalism? It's complicated.
New research shows how a lack of basic information caused by the language barrier can lead to the spread of fake news in refugee communites.
It is almost impossible for asylum seekers held in detention to practise social distancing. For their protection, and that of the wider community, the government must take action now.
The court has found the youngest child, Tharunicca, was denied procedural fairness, which means the case against their deportation will continue.
The use of hotels as alternative sites for detention is a worrying trend, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asylum seekers rely on informal networks which struggle to operate under social distancing rules.
Television series Stateless examines our treatment of asylum seekers through 'people like us'. It also highlights how far conditions for people transferred to offshore detention have deteriorated.
A review of more than 18,000 migration appeals cases shows that refugees with access to lawyers are seven times more likely to succeed with their reviews than those without.
There were 8,000 forced relocations in Australia's immigration detention system in a nearly two-year span. New research shows how distressing and destabilising these movements are for refugees.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Now that medevac has been repealed, people will once again rely on ministerial discretion for a medical transfer.
People can find themselves waiting for an asylum decision for many years, facing multiple barriers and struggling to fill the hours in their days.
Fees for everything from green cards to naturalization are not only common, but increasingly costly and mandatory.