While skilled migration can help fill short-term gaps, Australia needs a more sustainable, long-term approach to skills matching and development to make the most of the people who are already here.
With the pandemic, pathways to permanent residence have been disrupted.
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The system turns employers into immigration enforcement officers and generates a population of people without status who live and work in Canada without a clear path to security of presence or livelihood.
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021.
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Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
Venezuelans wait at the Colombian border to be processed and housed in tents in 2020. All Venezuelans now in Colombia will receive a 10-year residency permit.
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Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
Jordan Vannier, a French citizen who recently became a Canadian permanent resident, makes coffee at the Loophole, a cafe he co-owns in Calgary.
The pandemic has led some people on working holiday visas to apply for permanent residency, while others are going to stick out their two years and head home.
U.S. Border Patrol detains tens of thousands of the families and children who try to cross U.S. borders every year.
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Children and families have been fleeing to the US in rising numbers for nearly a decade. So why is the current situation at the US-Mexico border being viewed as something new?
Unaccompanied minors wait to see a Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas on March 25, 2021.
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Unaccompanied minors pose a humanitarian challenge for Biden, as they did for Trump and Obama. There are no quick fixes to child migration and many vexing complications, says an immigration scholar.
Protesters display placards during a rally held to support Stop Asian Hate, March 21, 2021, in Newton, Mass.
The invisibility of anti-Asian racism is inextricably connected to the model minority myth, which serves to disguise the violence experienced by Asian American and Asian Canadian women.
A mother who was deported to Mexico reconnects with her daughters at a family reunification event put on at the U.S.-Mexico border, November 2017.
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When a child loses mom or dad to deportation, the harm can be severe and lasting. New immigration bills in the House and Senate seek to avoid family separation and allow deported parents back home.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
Migrants pray at a March 2 demonstration at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, to demand clearer U.S. migration policies.
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Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.
The first group of asylum-seekers allowed to cross from a migrant camp in Mexico into the United States following Biden’s repeal of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy arrives to Brownsville, Texas, Feb. 25, 2021.
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Luck and tenacity paid off for some 15,000 migrants who may now pursue their asylum cases in the US But nearly 42,000 cases filed from Mexico under a Trump-era rule were already rejected.
Environmentalism is, for the most part, the domain of the white middle class. We must recognise the contributions migrants already make, and how their power can be further harnessed.
COVID-19 has laid bare how migrant workers in Canada are treated.
For much of its history Canada has encouraged people to come and work in this country. However, racialized migrant workers often face an immigration system designed to leave them powerless.
Temporary migrant workers in Canada are facing COVID-19 while dealing with an immigration system that leaves them vulnerable.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought further suffering to migrant workers in Canada already experiencing the abuses of discriminatory immigration policies and poor working conditions.
A woman takes part in a protest in Montreal, Jan. 30, 2021, to demand status for all workers and to demand dignity for all non status migrants as full human beings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
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How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 4 transcript
If a proposed law passes, this group of immigrants apprehended at the U.S. border near Mission, Texas, would be called ‘noncitizens,’ not ‘aliens.’
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Words matter, writes an immigration scholar. It is far easier to deny the humanity of an 'alien' than to do so for a 'noncitizen.'
Innovative border control technologies may be great for governments cracking down on migration — but they could further disadvantage groups that are already vulnerable.
The government lost another appeal in the fight over whether a Sri Lankan family can stay in Australia. It's time to ask a fundamental question: is this hardline approach appropriate anymore?