Tag Archives: politics

How they stack up – Part I: Comparing the immigration policies of nominees for U.S. President and their Parties

In the run up to the 2016 presidential election in the United States, there are drastic differences in the tone and approach toward immigration by the major political parties and their nominees. But what exactly are some of their proposals for changes to U.S. immigration policy? This post is the first in a three-part series […]

One of those moments: Trump, immigration and Islam during the 2016 election

  By Tendayi Bloom This is a blog post that I drafted a couple of months ago and it was then shelved. I come back to it as Donald Trump won the Republican primary in Nevada, with 45.9 per cent of the vote, after winning in New Hampshire with 35.3 per cent of the Republican […]

Protections for Abused, Abandoned, and Neglected Children Are At Risk, Again

Juan journeyed to the United States from his native El Salvador at the age of 13 after experiencing years of familial neglect and threats from armed gang members.  When Juan was an infant, his father abandoned him and his mother, claiming that Juan was not his son and refusing to have any further contact with […]

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 […]

The UK Immigration Debate: more of the same, with a side order of ‘managed migration’

by Erica Consterdine Judging by the sheer scale of coverage in the press on immigration, and the constant barrage of ‘getting control of the borders’ from politicians on all sides of the house, you may consider that immigration is an issue which is finally facing serious and considered debate. But is this a ‘new’ debate? After […]

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: 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 […]

Diversity versus solidarity: an introduction to the debate

It often feels that not a day goes by without migration appearing in the news, or being the topic of debate on television or radio. For those of us fascinated by these debates it can be exhausting, especially when the same questions come up time and time again. One such dilemma is the supposed dichotomy […]