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Migration and Border Policy links: The ‘El Chapo’ bill, displacement figures, Turkey’s diaspora and more

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27 April 2017 11:50

  • ANU's Robin Davies and Stephen Howes discuss the impact of Trump's migration policy in Asia.
     
  • Writing for the Brookings Institution, Elaine Kamarck argues that Trump's border wall won't happen.
     
  • US Senator Ted Cruz has introduced the 'El Chapo' bill, which seeks to use funds forfeited following the prosecution of drug cartel members to finance border security, 'including the completion of a border wall'. Read about it here.
     
  • With unauthorised border crossings growing in 2017, Migration Policy Institute's Sela Cowger considers the fate of the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement.
     
  • In recognition of the nexus between agriculture, development and displacement, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) will partner with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to co-chair the 2018 Global Migration Group.
     
  • Click here to read IOM's latest figures on displacement in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Europe, Libya, Nigeria and South Sudan.
     
  • The UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has published a report on barriers faced in the UK under current refugee resettlement and protection policy. Writing for Border Criminologies, Amanda Shah discusses youth experiences in northwest England.
     
  • Read the European Court of Auditors' report on the effectiveness of a 'hotspot' policy approach to irregular migration in Italy and Greece.
     
  • Writing for Oxford University's International Migration Institute, Bahar Baser examines Turkey's history of labour migration in the context of evolving diaspora engagement policy.

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