El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Hit a Historic Low in 2020
But the reasons behind the drop are unclear, and broader security and economic reforms are urgently needed.
The Human Cost of Endless Pandemic Border Closures
One year after the world declared borders shut, there is still no plan to reduce the toll on millions of lives.
Britain Doesn’t Have a Refugee Crisis, So It Created One
Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have unnecessarily warehoused and endangered thousands of asylum-seekers in an effort to pander to the right-wing press.
The Rolling Tragedy of ‘Missing in Brooks County’
A new documentary reveals the human cost of a decadeslong deterrence policy at the southern U.S. border. Will President Biden do anything about it?
Countries Are Ramping Up Vaccinations. What About Refugees?
With millions stranded in camps with limited access to shots, there’s a big problem looming in the world’s quest to quash COVID-19.
Kicking Refugees Out Makes Everyone Less Safe
Tanzania is pushing Burundian refugees out—and endangering the region’s stability.
What to Expect From Biden’s Immigration Policies
Latin America expert Shannon O’Neil discusses Biden’s plans to reverse family separation, rebuild the asylum and refugee system, and give hope to “Dreamers” and their families.
The Pandemic May Change Remittances—for the Better
Long denominated in cash, payments back to home countries are finally going digital.
Let’s Not Blow This Chance to Fix Immigration
Biden’s reform plan is laudable. But it repeats the battles of the Obama years.
Blocking Undocumented Immigrants From Vaccination Is Self-Sabotage
A crucial and vulnerable population needs rapid access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Migrants Are Doing the Jobs South Koreans Sneer At
The system punishes undocumented workers but winks at their employers.
Why Did the Central African Republic Declare a State of Emergency?
The country’s postelection violence threatens a humanitarian catastrophe—and a continued standoff between Russia and France for influence in Central Africa.
Biden’s First Steps on Latin America
Only days into his presidency, he’s already changed the game on immigration.
Biden’s Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America’s Future
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.
Refugees Are Victims of Chinese Espionage, Not Accomplices
A Tibetan case reveals how the Chinese Communist Party coerces communities worldwide.
Refugees Can’t Live in Limbo Forever
Governments and aid organizations think of displaced populations as temporary. But it is time to face reality.
The United States Has Failed Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers
Fleeing a civil war shaped by the West, Cameroonians have been met on American shores with hostility, high-risk conditions, and now unconscionable deportation.
The Kafkaesque World of Sudanese Refugees in Israel
Aid organizations fear that Israel is about to deport thousands of asylum-seekers to Sudan now that the two countries have made peace.
Western Europe Is Losing Its Immigrants
Eastern Europeans are returning home in droves. Here’s what that means for Eastern Europe’s economies—and the European Union.