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Migration and Border Policy links: UNHCR, McKinsey's in Europe, Mediterranean migration and more

This week's links include Australia's warning on UK visa changes, the plight of undocumented workers in the US and data on the Eastern Mediterranean Route.

Photo: International Federation of the Red Cross flickr
Photo: International Federation of the Red Cross flickr
Published 27 Jul 2017   Follow @ErinHarrisAU

  • In a statement released this week UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi claims Australia reneged on a commitment to allow refugees with close family ties in Australia to be resettled here. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton disputed the claim.
  • In the Washington Post, Isaac Stanley-Becker examines the human rights and international law risks of McKinsey’s involvement in Europe’s refugee crisis.
  • Australia has warned the UK not to toughen its visa regime after Brexit, indicating it could impact future bilateral trade negotiations.
  • This New York Times report on the San Antonio smuggling case highlights the fraught border situation in Texas and the politicisation of the migrant’s deaths.
  • In the New Yorker, Steve Coll outlines how a deportation at M.I.T illustrates the risks facing undocumented workers in the US.
  • The International Organisation for Migration has released a report into Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route into Italy, focusing on the sexual exploitation of female Nigerian migrants.
  • New data released by the International Organisation for Migration reveals the complex evolution of migration pathways and the rising smuggling costs of the Eastern Mediterranean Route.

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