News and articles on migration issues

migration issues



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 |
tags:
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 |
tags:
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 |
tags:
How will the Netherlands reconcile growing permissiveness with swelling numbers of fundamentalist Muslim migrants?


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