The Power of Cash for Refugees August 23, 2019
The world is experiencing the highest levels of forced migration on record. Conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies have driven more than 70 million people from their homes, about 26 million of whom have become refugees. They often endure long and treacherous journeys, after which they..
TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump Administration from Terminating the Legal Status of 400,000 People August 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA: On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. The Ninth Circuit considered the Trump Administration’s challenge to a district court order which..
Nepal lawmakers seek guarantee of citizen’s right to privacy August 12, 2019
KATHMANDU: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives today completed clause-wise deliberations on the bill relating to the National ID Card and Registration. The meeting directed to the Home Ministry's officials to revise the bill by incorporating feedback..
How we became the world’s suckers on immigration July 30, 2019
Looking at our immigration policies compared to the rest of the world, you’d think America lost a bet. The United States is one of only two developed countries in the world (the other is Canada, and even it has some restrictions we don’t have) with full “birthright citizenship,” meaning..
Bangladeshi woman rescued 10 months ago being deported July 19, 2019
KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi woman, who was rescued from the street of Nawalparasi West ten months ago along with her new born baby, is being deported to her home country on coming Monday. The Nepal-based Embassy of Bangladesh is facilitating her handover process. The woman with mental disorder at the..
The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall July 17, 2019
The word “migration” conjures images of war, natural disaster, and severe economic distress. All are important reasons why people seek refuge far from home. But the single most powerful driver of migration may well be food – or, rather, the lack of it. As of 2017, some 821 million people..
Mexico’s Migration Mistake July 3, 2019
Last month, US President Donald Trump’s administration railroaded Mexico into agreeing to take “unprecedented steps” to curb irregular migration and human trafficking across its borders. The deal – the implementation of which will be evaluated this month – is shameful for Mexico and the..
Is Immigrant-Bashing a Vote Winner for the Left? June 18, 2019
Is a hardline position on immigration the key to electoral success for Europe’s beleaguered center left? Denmark’s Social Democrats certainly think so. They took first place in a general election this month after arguing that immigrants threaten the country’s social cohesion and generous..
Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration June 15, 2019
MEXICO CITY, (AFP): Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard underwent a grilling in..
U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago May 23, 2019
Unauthorized immigrants in the United States are better at speaking English and more educated than they were a decade ago, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data. In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – meaning they either..
Setting the Record Straight About African Migration May 14, 2019
In recent years, images of young Africans attempting to reach Europe, sometimes through the most daring and desperate routes, have become a fixture on global and national news channels. Cynical politicians in Europe and the United States have argued, for the sake of winning votes, that these..
Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission. In its just-released annual report, the commission said that immigration crimes accounted for 34.4% of all sentencing..
The happy and powerful do not go into exile,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, the brilliant visitor from France who struggled to understand the dynamic new American nation nearly two centuries ago. His 1830s visit to the United States, and the book that resulted, “Democracy in America,” speak..
Decent, law-abiding people know that crime is wrong and it’s unjust to profit from criminality. So why do many Democrats oppose President Trump directing the U.S. census to determine whether people are illegally in America? After all, a fundamental principle of our Constitution is that each..
The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it’s been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe,..