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May 04 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Country Profile

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]

 

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Apr 17 2015

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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

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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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Mar 28 2015

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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 03 2015

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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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Feb 02 2015

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Spotlight

Chinese Immigrants in the United States

With the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1943 and normalization of U.S.-China relations in the late 1970s, Chinese immigration to the United States has steadily increased, to a population of more than 2 million. Using the latest data, this Spotlight highlights characteristics of Chinese immigrants from mainland China and Hong Kong, including their top state and metro areas of residence, immigration pathways, educational attainment, and more.

 

[Source: Migration Information Source January 29, 2014]

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Dec 23 2014

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014

Top 10 takes us to locations around the world: from Mexico, which is experiencing a growing role as migration manager; to Africa, where a deadly Ebola outbreak has prompted local quarantines and regional and international travel controls and bans; to Europe, which is confronting rising humanitarian flows; to the Middle East, where the kafala system used in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to regulate migrant workers has come under ever sharper attack; and to Asia, where Chinese reform to the hukou system could benefit more than 100 million internal migrants.

Complete Top 10 of 2014:

1. World Experiencing Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII
2. President Obama Breaks Immigration Impasse with Sweeping Executive Action
3. Current Model of Border Controls Under Challenge
4. Building Borders Around Ebola
5. New Era in Immigration Enforcement at the U.S. Southwest Border
6. Governments Fear Return and Intentions of Radicalized Citizens Fighting Abroad
7. Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Asia
8. Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico’s Emergence as a Migration Manager
9. The Points System Is Dead, Long Live the Points System
10. Migration with Chinese Characteristics: Hukou Reform and Elite Emigration

[Source: Migration Information Source December 18, 2014]

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Dec 16 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year,  Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and MPI Europe experts were invited to examine key developments and trends in migration issues and policies around the world.

Herewith the beginning of the countdown:

10. Migration with Chinese Characteristics: Hukou Reform and Elite Emigration

9. The Points System is Dead, Long Live the Points System

8. Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico’s Emergence as a Migration Manager

7. Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Asia

6. Governments Fear Return and Intentions of Radicalized Citizens Fighting Abroad

Be sure to check back next week for the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014 to see what made the top of the list!

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Dec 09 2014

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Spotlight
Korean Immigrants in the United States

Migration to the United States from the Korean peninsula, largely from South Korea, owes its roots to political, military, and economic factors, with an estimated 1.1 million Korean immigrants in the United States. Korean migration to the United States has stalled in recent years, and even declined, with a small but growing number of immigrants and their U.S.-born children returning to Korea, as this article explores.

Country Profile

Ecuador: From Mass Emigration to Return Migration?

This country profile analyzes Ecuador’s migration trends and examines how remittances and return migration have become an important policy focus for a country with an estimated 1.5 million to 2 million nationals living abroad, chiefly in the United States, Spain, and Italy. As waves of emigration occurred, Ecuador also has experienced significant inflows of refugees and economic and lifestyle migrants.

[Source: Migration Information Source December 4, 2014]

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Nov 17 2014

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Policy Beat
Immigration Not Decisive in the Midterms, But Results Critical to the Congressional Debate

While immigration and the Latino vote may not have been decisive in the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican takeover of the Senate come January 2015 and increased majority in the House have significant implications for the outcome of the immigration debate. This article examines the changing dynamics and the president’s intent to proceed with executive action to shield some of the unauthorized immigrant population from deportation.

Feature
Pacific Island Nations, Criminal Deportees, and Reintegration Challenges
Pacific Islanders with criminal convictions have found themselves deported from Australia, New Zealand, or the United States, which have shifted their immigration enforcement priorities in recent years. This article explores the significant barriers to reintegration that criminal deportees in Pacific Island countries face upon their return, including difficulty accessing community networks and jobs.

[Source: Migration Information Source November 13, 2014]

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