- 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.
Migration and Border Policy links: UNHCR, McKinsey's in Europe, Mediterranean migration and more
This week's links include Australia's warning on UK visa changes, the plight of undocumented workers in the US and data on the Eastern Mediterranean Route.
Economic diplomacy brief: Intelligence Review, econocrats back RCEP, in thrall to China and more
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