Migration and Immigration

Rohingya refugees sit outside an area marked by police at their camp in New Delhi after a fire broke out there on June 13.

‘It’s Like We’re Caged Everywhere We Go’

Rohingya refugees in India are facing persecution yet again.

An art installation feature the phrase #ImmigrantsAreEssential in large white letters sits on the grass of the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

Who Will Win the Global War for Talent?

After the Great Lockdown will come the next Great Migration.

Haitian migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Rio Grande.

Democrats See Broken Promises in Biden’s Haiti Policies

After high-profile resignations, Biden diplomats scramble to shore up stability in Haiti and stem migration.

Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Why India Won’t Ease the Afghan Refugee Crisis

New Delhi once rolled out the welcome mat for those fleeing its neighbors. What happened?

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Will Afghan Refugees Stranded in Southeast Asia Be Resettled?

After the fall of Kabul, some countries are opening their doors. Afghans who have been stuck in Malaysia and Indonesia for years are hoping that they will not be forgotten.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuña-Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 19.

The View From Haiti

Many decry U.S. policy toward the country—and its migrants—as anti-Black racism.

Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport

Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind

This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.

Polish soldiers construct a barbed-wire fence on the border with Belarus

Russia and Belarus Are Using Migrants as a Weapon Against the EU

Authoritarian regimes in Moscow and Minsk are aiding Iraqis and Afghans in order to sow chaos and domestic discord in Eastern European countries.

The Italian diplomat Stefano Pontecorvo at the Kabul airport

NATO’s Man in Kabul

Stefano Pontecorvo spent his childhood in Kabul. Sixty years later, he coordinated the evacuation of 124,000 people before saying goodbye to the city himself.

Former Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law, now in exile in the U.K., speaks at a rally for Hong Kong democracy at Marble Arch on June 12, 2021 in London.

Biden Needs to Bolster the Power of Exiles

The U.S. democracy agenda can’t focus simply on supporting democratic governments.

Flags of Lithuania, the United States, and NATO are hoisted in front of a U.S. Air Force plane carrying U.S. soldiers at the air force base near Siauliai Zuokniai, Lithuania, on April 26, 2014.

Is Lithuania the West’s First Line of Defense?

The small Baltic nation is facing down threats from authoritarian regimes in Russia, Belarus, and China.

Afghan migrants wait for transport.

Turkey’s Refugee Problem Is Reaching a Breaking Point

Turkey’s population is exhausted, and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will only make anti-refugee sentiment more central to the country’s politics.

A military transport plane takes off in Kabul.

The Falling Man of Kabul

Zaki Anwari represented what a free Afghanistan could achieve. His gruesome death is a vivid reminder of the human toll of U.S. abandonment.

A man stands in a doorway

Taliban Takeover Seen as a Boon for Human Smugglers

Along one part of the Turkish border, hundreds of new Afghan migrants show up every day.

Afghans at a passport office

The United States Needs an Afghan Refugee Resettlement Act

Legislation passed in the wake of the Vietnam War could provide a blueprint for today’s policymakers.

Afghan migrants rest while they wait for transport by smugglers after crossing the Iran-Turkish border on Aug. 15.

Biden Sparked a Refugee Crisis. He Must Help Europe Bear the Cost.

The chaotic U.S. withdrawal has already led thousands of Afghans to flee.

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