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Migration and border policy links: Dutton's fake refugees, resettlement, disaster displacement and more

This week's links include Australia's crackdown on 'fake refugees', US officials on Manus Island, and working to pre-empt disaster displacement on Myanmar and Vanuatu.

Marching for refugees' rights (Photo: Flickr/European Council for Refugees and Exiles)
Marching for refugees' rights (Photo: Flickr/European Council for Refugees and Exiles)
Published 25 May 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • The Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, has announced a crackdown on ‘fake refugees’ and plans to deport asylum seekers unable to provide sufficient documentation by October.
  • US Department of Homeland Security officials have commenced ‘extreme vetting’ interviews on Manus Island as a part of the US-Australia refugee deal.
  • Listen to Migration Policy Institute’s webinar on refugee resettlement, drawing on a recent report, Taking Stock of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Writing for Border Criminologies, Efrat Arbel considers reform to Canada’s immigration detention policy regime.
  • The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has published its Global Report on Internal Displacement.
  • See what IOM is doing in Myanmar and Vanuatu to protect against disaster displacement.
  • The second informal thematic consultation session for the Global Compact on Migration was held on 22-24 May in New York focusing on migration push factors, from climate change to conflict.
  • The University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory has published a pre-election commentary on migration policies put forward by the UK’s three main parties. Writing for the Financial Times, Chris Giles analyses the economic consequences of winding back immigration to the UK.
  • Two years after the discovery of a mass grave on the Malaysia-Thailand border, Rebecca Schectman unpacks Malaysia’s human trafficking problem.
  • The Atlantic has published Alex Tizon’s reflection on his family’s slave Lola, a poignant piece which points to past and present-day exploitation of domestic workers.

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