The United States Can’t Welcome More Refugees Without Reforming Its Resettlement System
Trump gutted the programs that helped aid and place migrants. Now Biden is left with a mess.
Britain’s Immigration Overhaul Is Shortsighted
The United Kingdom needs to prepare for future climate migrants rather than obsessing over asylum-seekers.
On Immigration, ‘Building Back Better’ Isn’t Enough
Rather than taking Obama-era policies as a baseline, Biden needs to start from scratch.
The West’s Obsession With ‘Good Refugees’ Is Bad Policy
Wealthy countries love to celebrate immigrant success stories, but they are letting many potentially productive citizens fall through the cracks.
Biden Rethinks Central America Strategy
Corrupt local elites thwarted some engagement efforts of the past decade, Biden’s new special envoy wrote.
Are Europe’s Syrians Still Refugees?
The migrants who fled the Syrian war now want real membership in their new home countries.
Japan Mulls Closing Another Door to Refugees
A new amendment would make Japan’s strict immigration policies even stricter.
Biden’s Border Strategies Won’t Work
The president’s approach to the migrant crisis increasingly looks like the EU’s failed policies.
Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned
Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.
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.