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Migration & border policy links: Italy overwhelmed, Thailand’s crackdown, US travel ban and more

Migrants arriving at the Italian port of Salerno on 29 June (Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images)



6 July 2017 17:07

  • Listen to the Kaldor Centre’s podcast on safezones featuring Professor Geoff Gilbert.
  • EU leaders have pledged further support following threats from Italy to close its ports to NGO ships carrying rescued asylum seekers.
  • Writing for the Guardian, Inna Lazareva outlines the challenges faced by former M’Poko refugee camp residents returning to their homes in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR).
  • Brookings Institute’s Jessica Brandt remains optimistic about the impact of the partially-reinstated US travel ban on refugees.
  • Can President Trump deliver on his immigration campaign promises? Elaine Kamarck explores barriers to implementation in a recent Brookings Cafeteria podcast.
  • The UK government has announced a 12-month immigration amnesty period for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.
  • The University of Vienna’s Jeremias Stadlmair investigates which policies contribute to patterns of naturalisation across Europe.
  • The University of Oxford’s International Migration Institute has published a working paper on the geography of anti-immigrant attitudes in Europe.
  • Strict new migration laws in Thailand have prompted a surge in migrant returns. Reports indicate that to avoid arrest, some migrants have been forced to bribe immigration officials.
  • More than 1.2 million people have been displaced in Southern China following extensive flooding in the region.

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