The implications of recent and proposed policy changes for new immigrants and potential citizens are still uncertain.
The shift to Immigration and Border Protection – and the creation of the Australian Border Force – is the most profound change in the Department of Immigration's history.
The increasing obsession with ‘border security’ has conspired to erode the nation-building objectives of Australian immigration policy.
For all its faults and weaknesses, the role of the old Department of Immigration was fundamental to the success of the postwar immigration program.
Sun Chang Jie and Li Ting, migrant workers in Beijing, with a picture of the children they’ve left behind.
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The suicides of four Chinese children left behind by their migrant worker parents could be an ominous sign of things to come.
There are many ways to keep numbers down.
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
Migrants are living in limbo on the French-Italian border.
Italian PM blasts fellow EU leaders for spat over who takes in the desperate people arriving in his country every day.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren't happy.
Migrants entering the EU on bicycles via Macedonia.
One of the main premises of strict immigration policies is that states have total rights over their territory. That doesn't make much sense.
Smart engagement with Asia means recognising the many ways in which Asian migrants to Australia are opening new pathways for discovery, innovation and cultural understanding.
Skilled migrants from India, China and other neighbouring countries are building pathways for innovation, growth and better understanding between Australia and their homelands.
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.
Sunrise, sunset: Syrian refugees arrive on the Greek island of Kos.
The EU's proposal to relocate 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean nationals from Greece and Italy to other EU Member States is not what it seems.
The European Union is spearheading a campaign to enable military action against the boats carrying migrants seeking to leave Libya and arrive on EU shores – and on May 11, a draft resolution will be presented…
A protester makes her feelings known during an anti-xenophobia march in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Higher education institutions that only hire academics from their own backyards simply cannot compete in this era of the global university.
The great Australian success story of Frank Lowy and many others like him would not have happened had Australia not accepted penniless refugees.
The problem with auctioning immigration places is that it puts the focus on short-term revenue-raising, rather than immigration’s more important medium- to long-term nation-building role.
Most of the migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean from Africa are refugees.
The migration of early Africans into the Middle East, then across the Mediterranean into Europe and Asia – and eventually into the Americas and Australia and the Pacific Islands – is the origin of today’s humanity.
More than 20 years ago, two American academics, Max Singer and Aaron Wildavsky, wrote about what they described as The Real World Order: Zones of Peace/Zones of Turmoil. As is the way with such things…
Rescued migrants in Porto Empedocle.
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After another operation to rescue immigrants on a capsized boat, what do we need to know about the motives and methods for dealing with the problem?
Yorkshire: not in the top five distinct areas.
Researchers have created the finest-scale genetic map of any country in the world.
Syrian refugees arrive in Hannover, Germany.
The data shows that most of us could afford to do more to shelter those fleeing from Syria's civil war.
Sub-Saharan migrants are picked up as part of the Mare Nostrum operation.
The prime minister's claim that more people died during the Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation is disingenuous.
The bodies of the latest victims arrive in Italy.
Europe still hasn't figured out how to identify or help refugees.