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Immigration and Migration

Refugees Welcome? Americans Support Taking in Afghans, Ukrainians, Taiwanese

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Despite public divisions over US aid to Ukraine, support for taking in those fleeing the Russian invasion remains unchanged since March.

People with suitcases approach the Ukraine-Slovakia border
NURPHOTO
Immigration and Migration

Don't Blame Trump for the GOP's—and America's—hostility to Immigration

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Even if Trump isn't the Republican presidential nominee in 2024, anti-immigration policy is likely to remain a pillar of the party’s platform, Paul Poast writes.

Donald Trump speaks at a microphone
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Ukrainian Refugees—the Rule or the Exception?

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Running Numbers by Isabelle Grassel

Why are Ukrainians receiving a warmer welcome from the American public than past refugee groups?

Julija, 10, fleeing from Kyiv wears a hair bow in the colours of the Ukrainian national flag as she waits with her relatives on a platform for a train
Reuters
Public Opinion

Climate Refugees Still Need Protection

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business
John Slocum

As climate change continues to displace people, those fleeing must be protected as refugees, argues John Slocum in Crain's Chicago Business.

Two figures in a boat in flooded Pakistan
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Refugee Apartheid and Ukraine

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Global Insight by John Slocum

Over a million Ukrainian citizens have fled to other European countries. African, Asian, Caribbean nationals living in Ukraine may not be able to do the same.

Burned car in Ukraine
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

US Public Grows Increasingly Divided on Immigration

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Despite majority approval among Democratic public, congressional Democrats struggle to pass immigration reform.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in San Diego watch over personnel reinforcing the border fence with concertina wire
Mani Albrecht
Public Opinion

Belarus Weaponizes Migrants to Target European Union

Podcast
Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Does President Lukashenka's decision to let migrants back over the border into Belarus mean the crisis is over?

migrants in belarus
REUTERS
Immigration and Migration

Post-Pandemic Cities: Recovery, Transition, and Renewal

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Diplomatic Courier
Foroogh Farhang

“Cities play an increasingly central role in addressing the environmental crisis and in welcoming the growing number of migrants,” Foroogh Farhang cowrites in the Diplomatic Courier.

A view of Palermo from a balcony with a lamp post with blue sky and clouds.
Denis Simonet
Global Cities

Illinois Continues to Lead in Immigrant Inclusion Policies

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Global Insight by Rob Paral

Rob Paral discusses the state of Illinois and Greater Chicago area leading by example on immigrant inclusion and legal policies.

sign reading we offer medical exams for immigration in front of brick wall
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Fixing Our Bureaucracy Would Have Saved Afghan Lives

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The Hill
Elizabeth Shackelford

"It may be too late for many of our Afghan allies, but we owe it to those we failed before and those who serve us in the future to fix this broken system," the Council's Elizabeth Shackelford writes with immigration lawyer Craig Richardson.

Afghans show documents to US troops in Kabul
REUTERS
Immigration and Migration