COVID-19 has hardened Canadian views on immigration
Oct 05, 2020 13:29 pm UTC| Health
With an aging and slow-growing population, Canada depends on immigration for economic and demographic growth. But the COVID-19 pandemic has effectively closed our borders and virtually halted the entry of...
When politicians turn immigration into a 'crisis,' they hurt their own people
Jan 23, 2020 11:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics
A massive influx of immigrants on the southern border led to record numbers of people entering the country without legal permission, record numbers of migrant deaths and the criminalization of humanitarian workers and...
How migrants and their supporters are reviving the ethos of the 19th-century underground railroad
Dec 22, 2019 14:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views
The story of the 19th-century underground railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses helping enslaved African-Americans to escape, has received renewed interest over recent months. The railroad was run by...
How South Africa has squeezed options for migrants over 25 years
Dec 16, 2019 04:00 am UTC| Insights & Views
There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africas constitution and xenophobia experienced by foreign nationals across South Africa. It can be tempting to describe this...
The story behind the world's first private refugee sponsorship program
Dec 09, 2019 04:40 am UTC| Insights & Views
Forty years ago, an estimated three million Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese and ethnic Chinese people fled their homes following the Indochina wars. Hundreds of thousands died. Many suffered brutal repression. Many...
Why some EU countries are struggling to relocate migrants
Dec 03, 2019 03:33 am UTC| Insights & Views
Irregular migrant entries within the European Union increased by 546 per cent in 2015. The instability in the Middle East, particularly the Syrian war, led to 1,015,078 sea arrivals on the Italian and Greek coasts. This...
What's happened to UK migration since the EU referendum – in four graphs
Dec 03, 2019 03:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Law
Many of the analyses of why a majority of British voters opted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016, have pointed to a desire to control immigration as a key driving factor. However, surveys since the...
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