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Apr 17 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case

The European Court of Human Right’s ruling on the transfer of a family of Afghan asylum seekers from Switzerland to Italy has struck a potentially fatal blow to the European Union’s Dublin asylum system. Against a backdrop of pressures on EU Member States in the humanitarian protection realm, this article assesses the impact of the ruling and reevaluates the viability of the Dublin Regulation as a key tool in the Common European Asylum System.

Spotlight

Cuban Immigrants in the United States

Cuban immigrants are afforded a special place in U.S. immigration law, with most able to gain permanent residency after one year in the country. Following a history of surges in maritime migration, more than 1.1 million Cuban immigrants resided in the United States in 2013, accounting for about 3 percent of the total foreign-born population. This article explores key characteristics of Cubans in the United States, including educational attainment, income, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source April 15, 2015]

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Apr 08 2015

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Iran Will Allow Women to Attend Major Sporting Events
  2. Element of Surprise Helps Babies Learn
  3. Gender Difference in Moral Judgments Rooted in Reactions to Harm
  4. The Low-Down on Mental Health Support Groups
  5. Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp
  6. Hector: A Robot Prepared for Self-Awareness
  7. Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality
  8. Research Links Child Poverty to Brain Development

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Apr 08 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Assessing the Political Impact of Immigration as the United Kingdom Heads to the Polls

The United Kingdom has faced changing immigration patterns over the last two decades driven largely by EU migration, and political upheaval caused by the rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Scottish National Party. Upcoming general elections in May 2015 will have a significant impact not only on immigration policies but the United Kingdom’s place in the European Union.

Spotlight

Immigrant Women in the United States

Immigrant women constitute a varied and dynamic population in the United States with 51 percent or 21.2 million of the country’s total foreign-born population. Examining key gender-based socioeconomic indicators from origin and fertility to educational attainment and immigration status, this Spotlight raises implications for sending and receiving countries, with respect to labor opportunities, family structure, gender roles, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source April 2, 2015]

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Apr 06 2015

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

A new Issue in Brief, Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges, shines a light on female migrant workers in the region, examining the many factors behind their movement and the significant financial and social impacts they have on both their countries of origin and destination.

The brief also examines the legal and policy context that surrounds the gendered nature of migration flows, including the nonrecognition of domestic work under labor laws in many countries, and identifies key areas for action. The brief, by Bandita Sijapati, Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at the Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, argues that because women migrant workers are increasingly making autonomous decisions to migrate to provide for themselves and their families, substantial efforts should be undertaken to ensure their rights and welfare while improving the benefits of migration for all involved.

This issue in brief is the twelfth in a series by the Migration Policy Institute and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The series offers succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit: www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/migrants-migration-and-development.

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Apr 06 2015

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is a great find for anyone teaching this essential social science in high school, community college, or four year higher educational institutions – or for anyone with a passion for the topic. From the homepage, readers may survey the presidential welcome, or explore sections such as STP News and the GSTA (Graduate Student Teaching Association) Blog as ways to stay connected on the cutting edge practices currently used in psychology education. The Resources tab covers topics that range from diversity to teaching competencies. The Teaching Resources section is especially helpful, as it links to presentations, PDFs, and documents about a range of topics, all with the idea of informing educators. Date of publications vary from 1990 to present day, and cover topics like “Educating Students about Plagiarism” and “Psychology of Peace and Mass Violence — Instructional Resources.”

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 12, March 27, 2015]

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Mar 28 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight

All Eyes on U.S. Federal Courts as Deferred Action Programs Halted

Attention is now squarely focused on the U.S. federal courts where the legal battle over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration continues. While congressional efforts to roll back the directives appear to have been put aside, at least temporarily, implementation of the signature deferred action programs announced in November 2014 remains blocked. The administration, however, is moving forward with other aspects of the executive order, as this article explores.

Feature

Destination China: The Country Adjusts to its New Migration Reality

Faced with rising numbers of foreign entries (long- and short-term), China in 2012 adopted new legislation to manage its migration flows—the first reform to the country’s immigration law since 1985. With an underlying tension in the legal framework between restricting immigrants deemed unwanted and welcoming those viewed as desirable, this feature examines the exit-entry law’s key points.

[Source: Migration Information Source March 16, 2015]

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Mar 19 2015

Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library

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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library produced an online exhibition of pictures in 70 key documents with highlights on the organization’s work in the areas of peace and security, humanitarian assistance, development, and human rights. This online exhibit can be viewed under the research guides at http://research.un.org/en/UN70

At present, the exhibit with documents 1941-1965 is currently available while new documents will be added on a monthly basis.  Documents after 1965 will be released in late April 2015 onwards. Check back then and vote for your favourite important documents of the decade.

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Mar 06 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight
Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

An estimated 41.3 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2013, about 13 percent of the total U.S. population, constituting the world’s largest foreign-born population. This Spotlight from MPI’s Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova offers the most current and sought-after data on immigrants in the United States—including origin, educational attainment, the unauthorized, deportations, and more—in one easy-to-use resource.

Feature

Following the Money: Chinese Labor Migration to Zambia

Migration has begun to follow the flow of capital after years of Chinese investment in major infrastructure projects in Zambia. This feature article, based on original research including the coding of 25,000 Zambian entry permits, examines the emerging migration pattern from China to Zambia, as Chinese migration to the country has increased 60 percent since 2009.

[Source: Migration Information Source March 3, 2015]

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Mar 05 2015

Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015

There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library on March 7, 2015 at 5pm for up to 3 hours.

We apologise for any inconvenienced caused during this period as access  will be disrupted.

 

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Mar 03 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Policy Beat
As Implementation Nears, U.S. Deferred Action Programs Encounter Legal, Political Tests

President Obama’s sweeping executive action to shield as many as 3.7 million unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents from deportation is facing tough legal and political challenges. This month’s Policy Beat examines the efforts to proceed with implementation of DAPA and the expansion of DACA despite a lawsuit brought by a coalition of 26 states and staunch opposition in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Feature

The Geopolitical Origins of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, radically altering U.S. policy and reshaping the demographic profile of the United States. Examining the foreign policy and domestic concerns leading to the law’s enactment, David S. FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín argue that the demise of the national-origins quota system was driven by geopolitical factors.

[Source: Migration Information Source February 18, 2015]

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