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Jun 20 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

The Growing Linkages Between Migration and Microfinance
The expansion of access to credit through microfinance — now a multibillion-dollar sector — has resulted in profound shifts across the developing world. This article, using Cambodia as its example, discusses the ways in which households are using microcredit in coordination with migration, and addresses critical questions about who benefits from these linkages — and what vulnerabilities they might create for migrants.

Filipino Immigrants in the United States
Immigrants from the Philippines made up 4.5 percent of the 40.4 million immigrants in the United States in 2011. Although this population — 1.8 million strong in 2011 — has grown 17 times its size since 1960, its share among Asian immigrants overall has decreased since that year. This article examines the latest data on Filipino immigrants in the United States, including population size, geographic distribution, admission categories, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.

[Source: Migration Information Source]


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Feb 21 2013

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Westward Ho!
  2. The End of the Latin American Left
  3. Love Is a Battlefield
  4. What Richard III Can Teach Us Today
  5. What to Expect from a North Korean Nuclear Test
  6. Don’t Fear the Migrants
  7. Hate Obama’s Drone War?
  8. What George W. Bush Did Right
  9. Inside the Islamic Emirate of Timbuktu
  10. Liplomacy
  11. How does the U.S. minimum wage compare to those around the world?
  12. Military Brain Drain

[Source: Foreign Policy, 4th – 14th February 2013]


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Nov 22 2012

MPI – Examines Leveraging Migration for Development in Thailand

In Thailand at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities in Leveraging Migration for Developmentauthors Jerry Huguet, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, and Claudia Natali examine the country’s two basic approaches to regularizing labor migration: Memoranda of Understanding with migrant-sending neighbors and nationality verification as a preliminary step for work permit application by migrants who had entered irregularly.

The authors find that Thailand, given its robust and growing economy, is well positioned to take advantage of the benefits of migration. However, they add, harnessing migration’s full potential would require the introduction of comprehensive, long-term migration policies that address the realities facing migrants living in Thailand, of which more than 1 million remain unregistered. Many migrants in Thailand face obstacles to decent work opportunities, health-care access, and civil rights.

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]


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Feb 06 2012

MPI Series: Migration in the Modern Chinese World

  1. China’s Young Rural-to-Urban Migrants: In Search of Fortune, Happiness, and Independence
  2. Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa
  3. China: An Emerging Destination for Economic Migration
  4. Chinese Immigrants in the United States

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Nov 10 2011

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source – November 3, 2011

  • Faltering Movement: Explaining Europe’s Schengen Struggle
  • Europe’s Schengen agreement eliminated border controls between 25 countries for over 400 million people. Schengen cooperation has come under intense pressure of late, however, and EU Member States are currently considering whether the rules under which it operates ought to be adjusted. Elizabeth Collett provides background and explains what the current debate means for the future of Schengen.


  • Immigration Enforcement in the United States
  • At just under 517,000, immigrant apprehensions in 2010 were the lowest they have been in nearly 40 years. Sheida Elmi and Kristen McCabe analyze the most recent immigration enforcement data on apprehensions, detentions, removals, and returns of noncitizens in the United States.


  • 2011 Indian Census
  • Provisional data from the 2011 Indian Census has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The population of India grew 17.64 percent in the last decade, with 12.18 percent growth in rural areas and 31.80 percent growth in urban areas.


  • Spotlights Library: US immigration statistics broken down by population, demographics, and migrant types.


  • MPI Data Hub: Immigration data for the United States and countries worldwide.


[Source: Migration Policy Institute]


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