President of Tunisia, Kais Saied (R) meets Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo in Tunis on 8 March 2023.
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In Tunisia, scapegoating migrants diverts from the continuous failure of government to solve deep economic and social crisis.
Protesters march down a street in Durban, South Africa, in April, demanding an end to illegal migration.
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There is no evidence that international migrants are a major cause of unemployment in South Africa. Misinformation drives this misconception.
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.
Migrants arriving on board the Aquarius ship of SOS Mediterranee, Palermo, Italy.
Harsh economic conditions at home and false picture of rosy life in Europe contribute greatly to illegal migration by Nigerian youths
Four people died in the latest violence and looting to hit shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
In Europe’s refugee squats, dignified existence and political resistance go hand in hand.
Grape pickers carry loads of cabernet sauvignon grapes to a trailer bin during harvest at the Clos du Bois vineyard in Geyserville, California.
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Trump’s plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants will likely end up rounding up many of the laborers Americans depend upon to pick their grapes and tend to their avocados.
The restaurant chain is facing a boycott for shopping illegal workers to the authorities. But is that really fair?
Egyptian refugees fleeing Libya with the help of the US Air Force.
US Department of Defence
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Mickael, from Eritrea, sits close to a security fence on the main access route to the ferry harbour terminal in Calais, France.
The European obsession with labeling people either economic migrants or refugees hampers understanding of the problems they face. Adding the role remittances play to the debate would help.
The UK and France have come up with a solution to the migrant crisis – stick up another new barrier.
A boat carrying 450 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh is inspected by Thai Navy officers in the Andaman Sea.
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The political rhetoric would suggest that asylum seekers are deserving and economic migrants are undeserving. Yet their motivations overlap and are complex – forced migrants do not fit easily into one category.