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Jul 11 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source


Now that the Senate Has Passed Landmark Immigration Legislation, All Eyes Are on the House
On June 27, the US Senate passed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system on a scale not seen in decades. Despite this major breakthrough, it is clear that immigration reform faces an uphill battle in the House of Representatives, where the dynamics are much different than in the Senate. This article assesses the prospects for immigration reform in the House, explores provisions of the Senate bill, the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act for US immigration policy, and more.
Diasporas and Development in Post-Communist Eurasia
The region encompassing Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet Union is the source of a sizeable share of international migrants today, yet many of these countries’ development efforts do not benefit from strong diaspora ties. With the addition of several new countries in this region since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia in the early 1990s, the notions of nationality and belonging — central to any diaspora engagement in home-country development — have become particularly complex and delicate. This article provides an overview of migration and demographic changes in this region from the 1990s forward, and also examines government approaches and attitudes toward diasporas and development.

As Senate Debates Immigration Reform, CBO and New Studies Examine Effects of Immigration on Nation’s Fiscal Health
As the US Senate continues its debate over a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, the fiscal impacts associated with enactment of such legislation have emerged as a divisive issue. Following the release of an official congressional cost estimate on Tuesday, this article examines the crucial question of how immigrants’ contributions to the tax base compare to the public benefits they would receive under S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. 


[Source: Migration Information Source 7/3/13]


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Dec 06 2011

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2011

  1. Arab Spring and Fear of Migrant Surge Expose Rift in EU Immigration Policy Circles
  2. Economic Malaise Makes Immigrants a Target for Restrictive Legislation, Public Backlash
  3. Immigration in United States and Parts of Europe Gives Way to Increased Emigration
  4. Highly Skilled Migrants Seek New Destinations as Global Growth Shifts to Emerging Economies
  5. Substantial Investments to Court Diaspora Entrepreneurs for Development Gains
  6. Heading into the 2012 Elections, Republican Presidential Candidates Walk the Immigration Policy Tightrope
  7. Immigrant Detention under Scrutiny in Australia, United Kingdom, and United States
  8. The Arab Spring and Other Crises in Africa Displace More Than 1 Million People
  9. A Decade after 9/11, Enforcement Focus Prevails in the United States; Broader Immigration Reforms Remain Stalled
  10. Caught between Two Migration Realities, Mexico Passes New Immigration Legislation


[Source: Migration Policy Institute]


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Aug 13 2009

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