February 23, 2017

Mexicans are Migrating, Just Not Across the US Border

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US elections surfaced fears of Mexicans crossing into the US. But their numbers are actually in decline. Why are they choosing to stay in Mexico? Two migration experts went there to find out. Read More »

More Work Needed to Increase DACA Applications from AAPIs

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The unauthorized Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the US is large and diverse, and it is imperative that these immigrants’ stories, struggles, and aspirations are met with concern and resources. Read More »

Thinking Outside the European Box

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For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences. Read More »

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan

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Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months is due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. Read More »

USCIS Launches Virtual Assistant

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Emma was developed in response to a growing interest in self-help tools and to enhance our customer service. Read More »

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from Turkey

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The refugee crisis that just arrived in Europe has been affecting Turkey for more than four years. Read More »

Crisis in Context: The Global Refugee Problem

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The current refugee crisis is international and cannot be viewed as merely a European or Middle Eastern problem. And there are many convenient excuses for inaction or doing too little, but this is no time to shirk the responsibility of our common humanity. Read More »

Can a Divided Europe Handle the Refugee Crisis?

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Deaths at sea and a chaotic refugee influx reflect the failure of European Union leaders to settle on a common immigration policy, one of Italy’s top elected officials tells ProPublica. Read More »

European Church Leaders Want Visa-free Entry for Syrians, Iraqis

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Five church organizations have called upon the EU and its member states to lifts visa requirement for Syrian and Iraqi nationals living in war zones. Read More »

DHS Announces TPS Designation for Yemen

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the 18-month TPS for Yemen due to the ongoing armed conflict in that country. Read More »