A boat carrying migrants was stranded off the coast of Morocco before it was rescued by a Spanish ship in September 2018.
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Italian aid workers charged with helping migrants travel through the country were acquitted in May 2022. But migrants are often not well received in Europe, despite a welcome of Ukrainian refugees.
A Haitian family poses for a photograph after after taking the oath of citizenship on Parliament Hill in 2019.
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Newcomers need settlement services to learn about life in Canada. Settlement agencies need to use online channels and communicate existing online services to help newcomers before they arrive.
Common approaches used to encourage internationally educated health-care professionals to work in smaller communities often focus primarily on attraction, but do not address the reasons why they tend to leave.
Small communities struggle to retain needed internationally educated health-care professionals. Challenges will persist until the compounding effects of social and professional isolation are addressed.
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Australia’s 500,000 ‘missing’ temporary migrants have exacerbated labour shortages in some sectors. But there’s no need for policy makers to panic.
Ukrainian refugees board transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on April 7, 2022.
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Poland has an opportunity to emerge from this refugee crisis a more united, more accepting and economically strong society, but first they need to have tough conversations about immigration.
Offshore processing is a failed policy that continues to haemorrhage cash, destroy lives and erode the international system for refugee protection.
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Refugees must be given the chance to work and make a full life for themselves in host countries.
A Ukrainian refugee takes soup at the train station in Przemysl, southeastern Poland, March 17, 2022.
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Given Poland’s long stance against immigrants and refugees, it might not always be a warm welcome for Ukrainians.
People who fled the war in Ukraine rest inside an indoor gymnasium being used as a refugee centre in the village of Medyka, a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, on March 15, 2022.
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The European Union is once again faced with the danger of destabilization. Putin’s cyberwar on free societies using the migration crisis went well in 2015. He must not succeed now in Poland or beyond.
Small boat Channel crossings have increased rapidly in recent years.
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Publicly available data on irregular migration is a welcome development, but it doesn’t tell the full story.
People wait for a train to Poland at Lviv railway station, Ukraine, in February 2022.
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Homestays can be a life-changing experience for refugees and hosts.
Although the pandemic was an accelerant, labour shortages have plagued the hospitality industry for years.
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The claim that workers are simply moving to white-collar sectors obscures structural barriers to labour mobility, including racism and discrimination.
A Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces member hugs a resident leaving his hometown following Russian artillery shelling in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2022.
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Classic literature is full of themes that speak to refugees’ experience today, from the Book of Exodus to ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’
A train with refugees fleeing Ukraine crosses the border in Medyka, Poland, on March 7, 2022.
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Canada’s temporary protection measures to Ukrainians fleeing the war ensure they’re brought to safety faster. But will this kind of response become the preferred method for all future refugees?
Most Ukrainian refugees, like those pictured here on March 7, 2022, have crossed into Poland.
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More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion. The EU has welcomed the refugees, but research shows that host communities may tire of the newcomers.
It isn’t at all clear Australia can find enough migrants to meet the Treasury’s proposed target. Even if it can, net migration is determined by other things.
A Spanish-language sign warns migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border against explsing themselves to the dangerous elements in the desert.
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The number of migrants dying while trying to cross the US-Mexico border is at an all-time high. But these figures are still likely an underestimate.
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One third of the economists surveyed say Australia’s migration target should be lifted to 190,000 per year. Another third say 190,000 is not enough.
Attributing Australia’s economic success to closed borders runs the risk of leaving us with the wrong lesson the next time the things turn down.
The pathway for foreign doctors to practise in New Zealand is neither easy nor very fair, meaning an over-stretched health system is missing out on valuable expertise.