Migration and Immigration

Afghan refugees arrive in Greece.

Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Will Spark the Next Refugee Crisis

The European allies that fought alongside the United States will face the fallout as thousands of refugees flee the Taliban, giving fodder to far-right parties.

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How the Danish Left Adopted a Far-Right Immigration Policy

In an effort to outflank the populist right, the ruling Social Democrats have adopted one of the harshest refugee policies in the world.

López Obrador speaks in Mexico City

Mexico’s López Obrador Is Pulling an Erdogan on Biden

By reducing U.S.-Mexican relations to migration, Biden is letting himself be played—and ignoring a crisis south of the border.

Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

As Europe Reopens for Travel, North America Is Staying Shut

Scientists say it’s safe for vaccinated people to travel, but the politics of fear is keeping borders closed.

Interpreters demonstrate for U.S. visas.

‘Now I Can’t Go Home’

Afghan interpreters who worked with the U.S. military clamor for U.S. visas to escape Taliban retribution.

Haitian migrants cross the Chucunaque River by boat to La Penita village, Darién province, Panama, on May 23, 2019.

The (Literal) Gap in U.S. Migration Policy

Kamala Harris’s recent trip to Latin America missed a brewing crisis in Panama’s Darién region.

A Vox party supporter protests in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Madrid on May 18.

Spain Takes a Leap to the Populist Right

This week’s border crisis with Morocco will cast a long shadow over Spanish politics.

A man wrapped in a Guatemalan flag takes part in a march.

Biden’s Top Priority in Central America Is Fighting Corruption. That’s an Uphill Battle.

In the last few years, as politicians, judges, and other campaigners were stymied, the political will to fight graft has eroded.

Venezuelan migrants stay at migrant shelter.

Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money

Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.

Korean Catholics attend a mass.

‘Minari’ Is About Korean American Faith as Well as Family

The U.S.-Korea relationship has always been shaped by Korean Christianity.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris conducts a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Can Kamala Harris Resurrect the Alliance for Prosperity?

The vice president’s plan for Central America depends on tackling rising corruption.

Joe Biden, flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas (R), meets virtually with Mexican  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington on March 1, 2021.

Biden’s Immigration Plan Exists on Paper, Not in Reality

The administration has ideas for fixing the country’s migrant influx. Now it needs the courage to implement them.

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The Biden 100-Day Progress Report

We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy

Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Joe Biden at the start of their meeting at the Chancellery on Feb. 1, 2013 in in Berlin.

Biden’s Refugee Policy Is a Profile in Cowardice

As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.

Pao Ge Vang, 5, waits for the school bus to take him home after his second day in kindergarten at Herndon-Barstow Elementary School in Fresno, California, on Dec. 10, 2004. The Vangs are among thousands of Hmong refugees who fled Laos for Thailand 30 years ago and were part of the current U.S government resettlement program for up to 15,000 Hmong.

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.

People carry their belongings while walking in a flooded street.

Britain’s Immigration Overhaul Is Shortsighted

The United Kingdom needs to prepare for future climate migrants rather than obsessing over asylum-seekers.

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of migrants near downtown El Paso, Texas, on March 15.

On Immigration, ‘Building Back Better’ Isn’t Enough

Rather than taking Obama-era policies as a baseline, Biden needs to start from scratch.

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