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Migration and border policy links: Manus, climate change, US policy and more

Prototypes of possible border walls between the US and Mexico under construction, October 2017 (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)



2 November 2017 16:41


  • Refugees in Indonesia have been told by UNHCR that there is little likelihood they will ever be resettled.


  • New Zealand's new government is reported to be considering creating a visa category to assist those displaced by climate change. Meanwhile, Oxfam has published a report detailing the link between climate change and displacement, noting a series of policy recommendations for governmental action.



  • Edward Alden from the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the case of Rosa Maria Hernandez, the 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was arrested by US Customs and Border Protection while seeking treatment at a hospital in Texas.


  • Writing for the Brookings Institution, Elaine Kamarck and Christine Stenglein analyse the role that immigration played in the election of Donald Trump and how his reform policies remain far removed from the realities of contemporary immigration.


  • Jørgen Carling presents a model of migration reflective of recent development in migration theory.


  • UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard has published a report on the 'international regime of impunity' over migrant deaths. Drawing on Callamard's report, Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann argue that crimes against migrants should be dealt with by the International Criminal Court.


  • Writing for the World Economic Forum, Anne Gallagher and Jørgen Carling discuss reasons why migrant smuggling will continue to prosper despite increased state attention and spending on border security.

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