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Migration and border policy links: Theresa May’s policy promises, private sponsorship, the global slave trade and more

This week's links include private sponsorship plans in Australia, the increased rate of US federal immigration arrests, immigration in the UK election, and concerns about a growing slave trade.

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Photo: Flickr/Number 10
Published 18 May 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • The Kaldor Centre's Khanh Hoang unpacks Australia’s private sponsorship program for refugee and humanitarian entrants.
  • On 6 June, The Ethics Centre is holding a debate in Sydney on the Refugee Convention. Grab your tickets here. Panellists include Jane McAdam, Erika Feller and Greg Sheridan.
  • Writing for DevPolicy, Henry Sherrell considers two breakthroughs in Australia’s horticultural labour market.
  • Under the Trump administration, US federal immigration arrests have increased by 38%. Brookings Institute’s Shibley Telhami discusses the results of a recent survey focusing on American attitudes to President’s Trump’s early policies, from refugee management to the travel ban.
  • Watch Overseas Development Institute’s expert panel on refugee rights, access to work and protection frameworks.
  • Amid ICC concerns about a growing slave trade, the World Bank’s Omer Karasapan highlights the challenges faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya. For data visualisation and an insider look at the region’s migration pathways, check out MSNBC’s special report.
  • United Nations University Research Officer Julia Blocher considers the need for the Global Compact to adopt a holistic view of the nexus between migration, environmental change and the economy.
  • Read about Theresa May’s pre-election policy promises on immigration and social policy.
  • Listen to the International Migration Institute’s podcast comparing integration patterns of English-speaking migrants in Turkey and Turkish-speaking migrants in England.
  • Oxford University’s Border Criminologies has published two posts this week on detention practices: read Andrew Crosby’s analysis of solitary confinement in Belgian immigration detention centres and Mary Bosworth’s discussion of detention policy in a time of mass mobility.

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