Category Migrationist Monthly

Migrationist Monthly: Germany Edition

Migration-related debate in Germany, which centred on the housing of refugees throughout the year, reached a new level of controversy in December. At the end of November, a ten-year high of 155,427 applications for asylum since January was recorded. A solid 22% of applications came from war-torn Syria alone. Individual stories like that of Ali Najaf show that refugees […]

Migrationist Monthly: US Edition

By Eric Gibble Last month, we reported that House Republicans continued to justify blocking a floor vote on H.R. 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”, based on their perceived suspicion of the Obama administration’s ability to enforce immigration laws. This rhetoric was amplified in recent weeks in the aftermath of the […]

Migrationist Monthly: Germany Edition

The beginning of April saw the launch of a new Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Migration and Integration (BIM) at Humboldt University. Comprised of six specialist departments ranging from ‘Integration, Social Networks and Cultural Lifestyles’, to the migration-health nexus, it will also provide foundational research into migration and integration. Inquiry at BIM will be geared towards developing “basic […]

Migrationist Monthly: US Edition

Last month, I wrote about the Republican party focusing on the distrust of the Obama administration roadblocking immigration reform.  This framing continues, as the tensions between an executive branch under pressure to get things done and Congress (who apparently feels no such pressure) continues. Obama issued a statement asking the new head of the Department […]

Migrationist Monthly: Germany Edition

March has been a month of decisions and dispute on migration in Germany. The most discussed event has been the tabling of a draft bill on dual citizenship by the ruling coalition of Conservatives (CDU) and Social Democrats (SPD) at the end of last week. Previously, children born in Germany to non-German parents were issued […]

Migrationist Monthly: UK edition

“Migrationist Monthly” is a new series on The Migrationist. Once a month, we’ll be offering you a rundown of that month’s immigration news for selected countries in 500 words or less. The month began with a bad taste thanks to the Immigration Bill that just passed through the House of Commons. Already crammed with the […]

Migrationist Monthly: US Edition

“Migrationist Monthly” is a new series on The Migrationist. Once a month, we’ll be offering you a rundown of that month’s immigration news for selected countries in 500 words or less. At the end of last month, the Republican principles on immigration reform were released to a lot of fanfare and hope that immigration reform […]