The World’s First Immigration Economy
Australia’s economy is addicted to immigration, requiring ever-increasing infusions of new people to stave off an inevitable collapse.
Immigrant Labor or Working Mothers?
Countries facing labor shortages tend to focus on one or the other—but it doesn’t have to be a choice.
Sweden’s Far Right Has Won the War of Ideas
An election fought on the Sweden Democrats’ terms leaves the far-right party in control of the country’s agenda.
So Long, Swedish Welfare State?
The model is already a thing of the past. But as this week’s election will show, Sweden will need to keep reforming.
Mexico Can’t Handle Your Tired, Poor, and Huddled Masses
Ever since Donald Trump's election, America's southern neighbor has become a growing destination for migrants—and the country is already buckling under the strain.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
Pentagon Says It Won’t Pay for Housing of Immigrants
Preparing shelters at military bases could take weeks.
New U.S. Policy Raises Risk of Deportation for Immigrant Victims of Trafficking
The policy also makes it harder for law enforcement to investigate traffickers.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Spain Rescued a Ship. It Won’t Rescue Europe.
The new Spanish prime minister has refused to follow Italy in a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that Madrid will lead the EU to adopt more humane migration policies.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.
State Department Report Warns Kids in Government-Run Facilities ‘Easy Targets’ for Human Traffickers
An annual government report sits awkwardly with the Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating families at the border.
Don’t Close the Door on Chinese Scientists Like Me
New visa limitations for Chinese students only aid Beijing’s technocratic ambitions.
Saving European Democracy Starts at Home
If French President Emmanuel Macron is serious about pushing back against xenophobic populists, he needs to revamp his own legislative agenda.
Don’t Blame Amber Rudd for Britain’s Racist Immigration System
The ousted home secretary was trying to clean up the mess her boss created. Theresa May alone is responsible for the “hostile environment” policy’s heinous abuses.
White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department
Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.
There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag
One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.
Trump’s Travel Ban Might Be Legal, but It’s Bad Policy
Most terrorists don’t get radicalized abroad; they’re made in the USA.
Army Service Could Be the Answer to Europe’s Integration Problem
The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.