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Why We Won’t Reach a ‘Climate Migrant’ Protection Category—And What We Can Do Instead
June 08, 2023
Climate change will make many areas less easily habitable. Periodically, a call is made to give people moving out of those areas a particular set of rights: to establish a new protection category, a 21st-century ‘climate migrant’ status to match the asylum rights formalised in 1951. This call was re...
An Omnibus Overview on Climate Change and Migration
May 09, 2023
The climate-migration nexus is complex. Migration is not monocausal, and climate shocks are not the most important factors affecting movement: networks, education, resources, and other considerations all play a role in determining how people make migration choices. Complexity, however, is not a just...
Doing Refugee Integration Better: Three Lessons from the Latest Research
October 19, 2022
Around the world, the state of refugee integration policy is dire. Fortunately, this is changing. Here are three broad lessons I personally take from the new, rigorous evidence presented at the symposium on refugee integration, at the University of California Davis Global Migration Center.
Welcoming Refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine Is Also an Economic Investment
March 23, 2022
The United States was once a major haven for refugees fleeing violent persecution overseas. Today it is much diminished. The US severely restricted refugee resettlement beginning in 2017. Annual refugee arrivals plummeted by 86 percent by fiscal year 2020—almost all before the pandemic. It is a door...
What Did America Lose from Trump’s Mass Exclusion of Refugees? It Includes Billions of Dollars per Year
March 23, 2022
The previous US administration sought to end all US admissions of refugees, people who face violent persecution in their home countries. After four years of work dedicated to refugee exclusion, Trump officials succeeded in slashing admissions by 86 percent. In this blog, I’ll show how the Trump admi...
Australia Needs More Pacific Mid-Skill Migration: Here’s How to Facilitate it
October 14, 2021
Turn on the news these days and you’re likely to be confronted with articles about worker shortages. Nurses, cooks, construction workers, accountants, care home employees, all seem to be in demand throughout high-income countries. Despite this need, these countries currently do very little to attrac...
Introducing the Global Skill Partnership Portal
July 15, 2021
Too many migration pathways are extractive; taking the best and brightest talent from low-income countries and moving them to high-income countries. This can exacerbate worker shortages and lead to concerns about “brain drain."