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Migration and border policy links: Populism and policy, IWD, migrants make for safe US cities

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Dutch politician and founder of the Party for Freedom Geert Wilders (Photo: Flickr/
Dutch politician and founder of the Party for Freedom Geert Wilders (Photo: Flickr/
Published 9 Mar 2017 

By Rachael Buckland, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Migration and Border Policy project.

  • Carnegie Europe’s Stefan Lehne reflects on the current wave of populism spreading through Europe and the impact of this on migration policy.
  • Writing for Foreign Affairs, Nathan Smith considers the consequences of a world without borders.
  • For International Women’s Day, UNHCR Yemen published a photo essay highlighting the experiences of the nation’s internally displaced women and girls.
  • More than 160 NGOs have joined forces, calling on heads of government to comply with international and European law, and act with humanity, dignity, and solidarity to migrants in Europe.
  • Listen to Jess Brandt discuss the refugee crisis, US executive orders, and resettlement and integration policy on the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast.
  • Results from a New American Economy study indicate that across US cities studied, increased immigration numbers have resulted in safer cities.
  • UNHCR, HRW, Amnesty International, Oxfam, among others, condemn US President Donald Trump’s new executive order on refugees.
  • Pew Research Center research has revealed India is the top source for the world’s migrants.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is reported to be considering establishing a US-style Department of Homeland Security built on the existing Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
  • Jane McAdam, Michelle Foster and Davina Wadley have published the first in depth analysis of statelessness in Australian law.
  • Writing for Border Criminologies, Sydney University’s Louise Boon-Kuo unpacks the Australian government’s responsibility for child abuse on Nauru

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