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House Bills Would Largely Dismantle Asylum System at U.S.-Mexico Border

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 14, 2018.

The House is set to vote on two bills that would largely dismantle the U.S. asylum system at the southern border by significantly narrowing grounds to apply for asylum, eliminating protections for the vast majority of unaccompanied minors, and unilaterally declaring Mexico a safe third country. The result would be a sharp reduction in the number of people permitted to seek humanitarian protection, as this commentary explains.

Senegal

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 14, 2018.

Country Resource page for Senegal

Saudi Arabia

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 14, 2018.

Country Resource page for Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 14, 2018.

Country Resource page for United Arab Emirates

Libya

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 14, 2018.

Country Resource page for Libya

Uganda

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Uganda

Thailand

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Thailand

Somalia

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Somalia

Panama

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Panama

Haiti

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Haiti

Eritrea

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Eritrea

Egypt

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Egypt

Dominican Republic

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for the Dominican Republic

Armenia

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 13, 2018.

Country Resource page for Armenia

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public-Charge Rule and Its Impact on Immigrant Families

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 12, 2018.

This webinar highlights findings from an MPI report examining the potential impacts of expected changes to the public charge rule by the Trump administration. Leaked draft versions suggest the rule could sharply expand the number of legally present noncitizens facing difficulty getting a green card or extending a visa as a result of their family's use of public benefits. The rule likely would discourage millions from accessing health, nutrition, and social services for which they or their U.S.-citizen dependents are eligible.

No Retreat: Climate Change and Voluntary Immobility in the Pacific Islands

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 11, 2018.

While media and academic discussions of "climate refugees" paint a picture of mass displacement of millions, in reality many communities vulnerable to climate change may choose to stay as a result of strong cultural, historical, and spiritual attachments to place. This article explores this "voluntary immobility" and its implications in the Pacific Islands.

MPI: Nearly Half of All Noncitizens in U.S. Could Be Affected by Proposed Trump Administration Public Charge Rule, Up from Current 3 Percent

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 11, 2018.

U.S., State Estimates of Benefits Use by Noncitizens, Naturalized Citizens & U.S. Born Offered

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 08, 2018.

According to leaked drafts, the Trump administration is considering a rule that could have sweeping effects on both legal immigration to the United States and the use of public benefits by legal immigrants and their families. This report examines the potential scale of the expected rule’s impact, including at national and state levels and among children, as well as Hispanic and Asian American/Pacific Islander immigrants.

K-12 Instructional Models for English Learners: What They Are and Why They Matter

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 08, 2018.

Crisis at the Border? Not by the Numbers

By Migration Policy Institute from Migration Policy Institute. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

Monthly apprehension statistics at the Southwest border have become a preoccupation for the Trump administration, which compares the 2018 numbers to 2017 and declares a crisis. Yet it was 2017, when the "Trump effect" temporarily paused illegal crossings, that was the outlier. Recent trends have reverted to the pattern seen in 2016, a result notable at a time of very low U.S. unemployment, as this commentary explores.

The CAMMIGRES Network

Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.

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