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Workers from the Spanish nonprofit Open Waters rescue 178 migrants from different countries, off the coast of Italy in September 2023. Jose Colon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The US is struggling to handle an immigration surge – here’s how Europe is dealing with its own influx

Germany and Italy are among the countries that are looking for ways to handle rises in undocumented migration and, in many cases, are making it harder for people to remain in their countries.
Elon Musk and Texas congressman Tony Gonzales stand in front of a group of South American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Twitter/Tony Gonzales)

Unpacking Elon Musk’s convoluted U.S.-Mexico border visit

Elon Musk’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border played into false tropes that paint asylum seekers as dangerous criminals.
A family of Syrian refugees arrive at their new home in Bloomfield, Mich., in 2015. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

3 myths about immigration in America

The US is home to more international migrants than any other country. But even though immigration is an actively debated topic, immigrants are poorly understood.
Speech patterns. Bobboz via Getty Images

Do accents disappear?

Many people fear the disappearance of the unique way some communities speak. But accent loss is a complicated notion and embracing both language variation and change can be an important social goal.
Filipino Americans are less likely to seek mental health help than average Americans. LPETTET/E+ via Getty Images

When Filipino parents in the US encourage their children to talk about their feelings and promote cultural pride, their children’s mental health improves

Workshops that focus on the needs of one particular immigrant community improve mental health for parents and kids and provide an example for other programs to follow.
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Young immigrants are looking to social media to engage in politics and elections – even if they are not eligible to vote

The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation leave Taipei on August 3, 2022. Taiwanese Foreign Ministry/Handout/Andalou Agency via Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit sparked international tension, but isn’t likely to shake up her popularity with Chinese American voters at home in San Francisco

While Chinese American voters are not a homogeneous group, many people who have ancestral ties to the region are unlikely to question their support for Nancy Pelosi just because of her Taiwan trip.
A migrant from Haiti waits with others at a clinic for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Supreme Court’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ ruling puts immigration policy in the hands of voters – as long as elected presidents follow the rules

In the last decision of the term, the Supreme Court cleared a barrier for the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy returning asylum seekers arriving in the US to camps in Mexico.

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