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

Why Trump's border wall won't happen, 'hot spot' approaches to irregular migration in Italy and Greece, and more.

Sand dunes on the US-Mexico border (Photo: Getty Images/John Moore)
Sand dunes on the US-Mexico border (Photo: Getty Images/John Moore)
Published 27 Apr 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • 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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