by Aditya Rao Since the election of President Trump, small border towns across Canada have seen thousands of asylum seekers cross into Canada. In May of last year, a woman died in the cold while trying to cross the border. This January, the small town of Emerson, Manitoba saw a man cross from the United […]

On the side of one column in London’s Migration Museum is a list of countries, ordered by their ‘Global Passport Power Rank’. At just 4 foot 3 (and a half!), I can barely see Germany at the top, or the UK in 12th.[1] But here I stand, confronted by my privilege. It is all the […]

To many people, the thought of indefinite detention at the hands of the government without access to a bond hearing is the antithesis of liberty and other dearly held ideals. For some detained immigrants in the United States, a recent Supreme Court decision makes this access more complicated – but the media simplifies the decision […]

I moved to New Orleans in the overwhelming heat and humidity of early July for one reason: K10. Branded as such on banners, billboards, and a deluge of press kits, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall (2015) promised to be a media circus rivaling that of the 1984 World’s Fair. For six weeks leading […]

Much like development assistance in general, humanitarian aid to refugees is under increasing scrutiny to demonstrate its own effectiveness. This is particularly true in the context of massive refugee camps in the Middle East and Eastern Africa where donor money fuels the work of large international NGOs. Organisations working to fulfil basic needs like shelter, […]

by Karina Guzman Originally published on the Northeastern Law Review Forum On Monday, January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it would not renew Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Salvadoran and other nationals. As a result, “more than 200,000” non-citizens from El Salvador will be forced to leave the United States. Tal Kopan, Trump Admin […]

by Leonard Olsen It was a hot and sticky morning in the central park of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Sweating profusely, I quickly realized that me and my towering, 65-liter backpack looked silly surrounded by hundreds of men and women who had packed all of their belongings into a gym bag. I paused to look around […]

A modest exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum poses a fairly simple question: do some immigrants have it easier than others? The answer is yes, though few if any immigrants would describe their experiences as easy. But the exhibition also encourages visitors to consider a more profound question: should some immigrants have it easier than others? […]

On 10 October, 2017, Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves stood before the House Natural Resource Committee and introduced an amendment to designate Louisiana’s Cajuns as an endangered species. After making an impassioned speech about the failures of the federal government to preserve Louisiana’s coast, the tenuous future of the Mississippi River Delta, and Louisiana’s current campaign […]

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to make good on a campaign promise to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, throwing hundreds of thousands of young immigrants’ lives into chaos and passing the hot potato of potential immigration reform back to Congress. Created by […]