Maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for 15 minutes, between a maintenance window of 9 June 15:00 – 10 June 03:00.
As Europe copes with surge of crossings in Mediterranean, new report argues far deeper insight is needed into migrant decision-making and smuggler business model
The report, Before the boat: Understanding the migrant journey, makes the case that policymakers are making decisions ‘while in the dark’ about the decision-making process and the assessment of risk that migrants face at every step of the journey. They also lack detailed insight about the business model of the smuggling networks that are delivering often desperate people to Europe’s doorstep in exchange for significant remuneration, argue authors Jacob Townsend and Christel Oomen of Farsight, a Brussels-based social enterprise with a focus on migration that has organised interviews with thousands of migrants and would-be migrants.
The Before the boat report can be read at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/boat-understanding-migrant-journey.
Indian Immigrants in the United States
Indian immigrants represent the second-largest origin group in the United States, accounting for 4.7 percent of the total foreign-born population. Generally high-skilled and highly educated, more than half of Indian immigrants have arrived since 2000 and largely attain green cards through employment-based pathways. Indians account for 70 percent of H-1B petitions and are the second-largest group of international students in the United States.
[Source: Migration Information Source May 15, 2015]
PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements
Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida have teamed up to gather a range of pamphlets and other materials concerning socialist, communist, and leftist views on a host of topics, from Marxist economics to world pacifism to anti-colonialism. The digitized collection features authors from the United States, the former USSR, India, Korea, and other countries, with archival material written primarily in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries. Readers may like to select Browse the Collection to begin. This will pull up nearly 2,000 documents, which can then be sorted by Title, Creator, Subject, and Date. The documents may also be searched by selecting Refine, and then using the Search Text box. Amazingly, historical documents such as “Woman’s place in the fight for a better world,” a 1947 publication from Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of the Communist Party of the United States of America, can be downloaded in PDF format.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 19, May 15, 2015]
Silverchair Technical Operations is planning a scheduled maintenance on the LIVE (production) servers and services for the following sites and services:
- Acland’s Anatomy.com
- SUMO Admin Tools
- SiteMaster Admin Tools
- Statsmaster Admin Tools
This maintenance period will last from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, May 10th, 2015 . Please be advised that the above listed sites/services will be unavailable during the majority of this maintenance window.
From Humanitarian to Economic: The Changing Face of Vietnamese Migration
The end of the Vietnam war, marked by the fall of Saigon in 1975, precipitated the mass Indochinese refugee crisis, which saw more than 2 million people flee the region, often on unseaworthy boats. Following the war, Vietnamese migration was divided between humanitarian flows to the West, and labor migrants to allied communist countries. More recently, Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has prompted increased labor migration to Asia and a rise in migrant brides.
[Source: Migration Information Source April 30, 2015]
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.
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]
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.
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]