• In a statement released this week UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi claims Australia reneged on a commitment to allow refugees with close family ties in Australia to be resettled here. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton disputed the claim.
     
  • In the Washington Post, Isaac Stanley-Becker examines the human rights and international law risks of McKinsey’s involvement in Europe’s refugee crisis.
     
  • Australia has warned the UK not to toughen its visa regime after Brexit, indicating it could impact future bilateral trade negotiations.
     
  • This New York Times report on the San Antonio smuggling case highlights the fraught border situation in Texas and the politicisation of the migrant’s deaths.
     
  • In the New Yorker, Steve Coll outlines how a deportation at M.I.T illustrates the risks facing undocumented workers in the US.
     
  • The International Organisation for Migration has released a report into Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route into Italy, focusing on the sexual exploitation of female Nigerian migrants.
     
  • New data released by the International Organisation for Migration reveals the complex evolution of migration pathways and the rising smuggling costs of the Eastern Mediterranean Route.