Syrian refugees play with their classmates in February 2016 at a Montréal school.
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Québec's partial suspension of refugee sponsorship by private organizations in the province highlights the challenges of Canada’s reliance on resettlement to welcome refugees.
The migrant label sticks.
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It's other people who label somebody a migrant – and it's a label that sticks.
Until now, the US has been the most popular destination for potential migrants, and Australia around fifth.
Every single voting district in Manhattan, where Trump lives, went for Joe Biden. Times Square, Nov. 7, 2020.
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Trump was the first US president from New York City since Teddy Roosevelt, but he was never a hometown hero. Jubilant celebrations erupted across New York after Biden's projected win.
The halving of international student numbers living in Australia to 300,000 is a huge hit to universities' revenue. But our cities and businesses will also feel the loss of so many residents.
Canada’s tech sector, in particular, is in need of highly skilled tech workers if it’s to maintain momentum.
To ensure foreign workers continue to view Canada as a place to live and work, the government must find a way to keep borders open to all workers essential to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Dollarama worker Ze Carole Benedict, originally from Cameroon, addresses a demonstration in Montréal in August 2020 to join in calls for higher pay and better working conditions amid COVID-19.
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Urgent measures are necessary from various levels of government to develop support programs for immigrant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donald Trump rides an escalator to announce his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, in New York City.
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Candidates from both the right and the left use the escalator as a metaphor for the economic perils – and perks – of upward social mobility.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true.
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Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
An undocumented immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for 28 years shows a picture of her grandchild and son, who was deported under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy in 2017.
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Trump made three anti-immigration pledges in 2016: ban Muslims, build a wall and enforce all immigration laws. Four years on, a migration scholar examines his record – and its effect on the country.
UK government-funded advertising in Vietnam, warning ‘Everybody can be a victim of trafficking. If you suspect it, report it’.
It will take more than poster campaigns and Miss Universe Vietnam to prevent poor Vietnamese from seeking opportunities in the UK and elsewhere.
Australia's population growth is expected to be stagnant over the next two years, due largely to decreased immigration. This won't lead to a quick economic recovery.
The pandemic and anti-immigration policies haven’t stopped migration from Central America – they’ve just made conditions at the border more hazardous.
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COVID-19 has created new hardships for migrants while giving the Trump administration an excuse to further restrict asylum as public attention focuses on the pandemic.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh's culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country's opening up of its borders.
As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics.
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The current Canadian citizenship guide needs to be updated to more accurately reflect the truths about Canada's past and present.
People march towards Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto during a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 on Sept. 12, 2020.
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Pandemic fears could permanently harden Canadian attitudes toward immigration, and generate pressure to reduce the number of yearly arrivals.
Protesters attend a demonstration in support of migrant worker in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto in August 2020.
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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.
Zimbabwean migrants illegally cross Into South Africa.
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The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
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.
DACA supporters rally at the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, 2020, after the court rejected the Trump administration’s push to end DACA.
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Those who say the Supreme Court's last term was a liberal success fail to understand that the types of decisions they see as victories are fleeting triumphs that will not endure.