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.
COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.
Access to culturally appropriate food may be key for newcomers to build connections with their communities.
Migrant workers are not inherently more vulnerable to COVID-19, nor more likely to be carrying it than Canadians. Yet our treatment of them this year stigmatizes them and puts them at risk.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, India's Narendra Modi government has been successful in scapegoating, discriminating against and marginalizing minorities, putting lives at greater risk.
Now that the pandemic has made migrant workers visible in Canada, as well as the true value of the work they do, it's time to dramatically improve their working conditions.
COVID-19 may not discriminate, but Canadian policy does. Income support during the pandemic must be extended to everyone, including migrant and undocumented workers.
Singapore, once a success in containing coronavirus, now has the most cases in Southeast Asia. One of the main reasons: the government's neglect of its 300,000 foreign migrant workers.
The demands of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic will make it increasingly difficult for migrant agricultural workers to meet their basic needs.
The way richer nations respond to the coronavirus crash will have significant economic ramifications for countries dependent on remittances.
The legislation before parliament discriminates against employers who take on temporary migrants, impoverishes Australian residents and will hold back the fight against coronavirus.
The US food supply depends on several million agricultural laborers, who are mostly undocumented, tend to work in close quarters and lack medical insurance.
With 1.3 billion people in India under lockdown, how will it affect women, particularly those in rural areas?
More than one-in-16 people in New Zealand is a migrant without residence status. For everyone's sake, to contain COVID-19 we need to ensure those 300,00 people can access health and social services.
Public criticism of the Chinese government's handling of coronavirus shows that the Chinese people can overcome both strict censorship and a gaping class divide when they get angry enough.
The economy of the Bahamas depends on Haitian labor. But some Bahamians see no place for migrant workers in their country's long, slow recovery from Hurricane Dorian.
Bill Shorten's promise to tighten the visa system for short-term skilled migrants won't do anything for local jobs or wages.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
To be a good neighbour Australia should invest in a sustainable temporary labour migration scheme for Pacific nations.