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An image of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is overlaid with the words ‘don’t attack our democracy’ at a rally to denounce the governor’s immigration policies on Sept. 20, 2022, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Republican party’s cruel migrant stunts have very deep roots

The recent anti-migrant actions of the Florida and Texas governors reflect specific hatreds that date back to the very beginnings of European settlement in North America.
IRCC should rethink how to protect our chosen families and value the interdependence inherent to couples as much as the independence cherished in friendship. (Joshua Sazon/Unsplash)

Canadian immigration: We sponsor spouses — why not friends?

Canada’s immigration system should accept our chosen families and unconventional forms of love, such as friends with deep bonds.
A makeshift memorial where a tractor-trailer was discovered with 53 dead migrants inside, near San Antonio, Texas, June 29, 2022. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Crossing the US-Mexico border is deadlier than ever for migrants – here’s why

A 1994 US policy was supposed to deter migration by securing popular access points. Instead, it drives people to enter the US by more hazardous means, such as being crammed in hot tractor-trailers.
A couple rides on a float with a handcart during the parade for Pioneer Day, an annual Utah holiday, on July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Utah’s Pioneer Day celebrates Mormons’ trek west – but there’s a lot more to the history of Latter-day Saints and migration

The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.
People gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto for a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canada is foolish to snub international graduate students and scholars

International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?

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