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migration issues

Fortress Europe doesn’t have to become Undertaker Europe
Michael Cook | 01 September 2015
tags: Europe, European Union, migration, refugees
The refugee crisis is an opportunity for history-making statesmanship.

Migrants at sea: the missing context
Rodney Benson | 26 May 2015
tags: immigration, migration, refugees
To understand the migration crisis, we need to examine the global problem.

Without immigrants, none of us would be here
Ian Goldin | 11 May 2015
tags: immigration
Migration should not be a scapegoat for national problems.

While Europe argues, thousands perish in the Mediterranean
Heaven Crawley | 20 April 2015
tags: deaths in Mediterranean, Europe, migration
Desperate people are risking their lives because of political instability, not better jobs.

Is Obama’s immigration plan reasonable?
Kathleen Arnold | 21 November 2014
tags: Barack Obama, immigration, immigration reform, USA
Executive authority on immigration has bipartisan precedents.

How we treat the vulnerable is a moral test beyond politics
Julian Burnside | 18 March 2014
tags: Australia, immigration, refugees
Australia is not an exclusive club for the comfortable and wealthy.

The human face of immigration reform
Jose H. Gomez | 28 January 2014
tags: immigration, Los Angeles, Mexico, US
How Americans respond to the challenge is a measure of their humanity.

The asylum seekers who frightened Elizabethan England
Susan Broomhall | 28 January 2014
tags: asylum seekers, history, immigration, religious freedom
Shakespeare was disgusted by the treatment that the refugees received from his countrymen.

Syria’s children, forced to be family breadwinners
C. Peter Kessler | 03 December 2013
tags: child labour, refugees, Syria conflict
More than 1.1. million Syrian children are registered as refugees. Thousands are without their parents.

Is care for refugees the greatest moral challenge of our time?
Barry Jones | 01 August 2013
tags: asylum seekers, Australia, migration, refugees
The problem of "boat people" is acute, but Australians must not dehumanize these refugees, says a former Labor Party president.

Immigration: he who is without sin
John B. Londregan | 11 September 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Immigration
Those who complain about illegal immigration are still morally complicit: they gladly take advantage of cheaper prices made possible by undocumented workers.

Past our peak
Danny Dorling | 20 October 2011
tags: demography, migration, population decline
An open borders advocate finds encouragement in the likelihood of world population declining.

Without a home, without a future
Mishka Gora | 28 June 2011
tags: boat people, refugees
What torments refugees is not the living conditions but the endless waiting.

Asylum seekers: a considered proposal
Zac Alstin | 24 June 2011
tags: Australia, boat people, refugees
Australia must find a compassionate and reasonable way to respond to boat people.

More than their fair share
Michael Cook | 24 June 2011
tags: immigration, refugees
Most refugees flee to neighbouring countries to escape wars at home. It is the developing world which shoulders most of the burden of caring for them.

Where’s the welcome mat?
Martyn Drakard | 07 April 2011
tags: Africa, immigration, refugees
European hostility and xenophobia towards African refugees perplexes Africans.

Warriors in pink
Pedro Dutour | 10 March 2011
tags: human dignity, Mexico, migration
From south of the border come stories of selfless courage and compassion.

The haunted history of Arizona’s border
George Friedman | 04 August 2010
tags: Arizona, immigration, Mexico
The immigration issue is more about reaching an understanding with Mexico than an internal debate about American policing.

America’s immigration challenge: to govern, not just control
Saskia Sassen | 01 May 2010
tags: civil rights, governance, immigration
Arizona’s clampdown on unauthorised residence highlights a policy vacuum and puts citizens at risk.

I Am Justice
Martyn Drakard | 26 May 2009
The world's most amazing migration is the perilous journey from the centre of Africa to Italy.

Immigration taints Latin American views of the US
Pedro Dutour | 19 May 2008
Whoever he is, Latin Americans are sceptical about the neighbourliness of the next gringo President. 

Is Dutch tolerance stretching too far?
Angela Shanahan | 18 April 2006
How will the Netherlands reconcile growing permissiveness with swelling numbers of fundamentalist Muslim migrants?

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