Poland Needs Migrant Workers. The Pandemic Has Kept Them Away.
Despite the government’s anti-immigration rhetoric, many Polish businesses rely on workers from other parts of Eastern Europe.
Malaysia’s Coronavirus Scapegoats
Undocumented migrants and refugees are caught in the crossfire of Malaysia’s coronavirus response and a xenophobic backlash.
‘We Are Used to a Virus Called Bombs’
The coronavirus will ravage a resilient Somalia—with ripples far beyond its borders.
Singapore’s Coronavirus Success Story Hits a Snag
Though the curve has flattened, new cases have exploded among migrant workers who live in the country’s far-flung dormitories. Human rights watchers say these developments should be no surprise.
Migrant Workers Can’t Afford a Lockdown
As Qatar races to complete construction projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a small army of workers from South Asia are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Erdogan’s Empty Threats
Turkey’s decision to allow migrants to cross into the European Union was intended to pressure EU leaders to come to Ankara’s aid against Bashar al-Assad. It isn’t working.
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As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
Europe Is Destined to Age—but Not to Suffer the Consequences
Migration and higher fertility can’t alter the course of Europe’s graying, but there is a strategy to avoid disaster.
In Honduras, the U.S. War on Drugs Is Empowering Corrupt Elites
The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.
Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
Mexico Is Setting a Global Example on HIV Treatment
But the president’s recent funding cuts to civil society organizations threaten to imperil their progress.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Crisis Take Down Colombia Too
Washington should do more to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.
Venezuelan Refugees May Help Liberalize Latin America’s Closed Economies
As the cases of Israel and Jordan show, an influx of migrants can prompt lasting economic reform.
Guatemala’s New President Won’t Stop Citizens Leaving
The Trump administration is relying on the country to curb migration. That won’t happen.
Trump’s Asylum Policies—and the Troops Who Enforce Them—Are Breaking the Law
Under U.S. domestic and international law, public servants locking up immigrants at the border could be prosecuted.
Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs
How transportation subsidies can fix seasonal poverty.