How One Top Diplomat Took a Stand Against Trump’s Immigration Policy
The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.
Kenya has found a way to make refugee camps benefit host communities. Other countries should follow its lead.
Australia’s Draconian Refugee Policy Comes Home to Roost
The government has gone to great lengths to keep asylum-seekers from its shores. Now it might have to accept some of them after all.
Will the Tories Sacrifice Theresa May to Survive?
Britain’s prime minister is fighting a three-front battle to save her Brexit deal. Most of the party claims to support her, but the prospect of losing power to Jeremy Corbyn might motivate Conservatives to replace their leader.
The Hungry Caravan
Violence isn’t the only reason migrants are fleeing Central America. A four-year drought has destroyed harvests and lives—and has pushed the hungry northward.
Italy’s Left-Wing Populists Won’t Stop the Far-Right. They’ll Strengthen It.
The Five Star Movement’s most prominent leftist, Alessandro Di Battista, is returning to politics, but don’t expect him to reverse the government’s anti-immigrant agenda.
The World’s System for Resettling Refugees Benefits the United States
By dismantling it, Trump would leave the country—and refugees—worse off.
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.