Migration News

To Protect Our Open Societies, We Must Not Close Them

Nov 19, 2015
The tensions and tradeoffs between security and openness are particularly stark in the wake of the Paris attacks, but conflating migration with terrorism inflicts further damage on the open societies that terrorists choose to target.

The Lessons of Post-9/11 Border Management

Nov 18, 2015
Although the initial response to acts of terrorism often focuses on the perceived vulnerability of border crossings, recent advances in border management technology and policies can mitigate threats while allowing a relatively free flow of people, goods, and capital.

Are the Paris Attacks a Game Changer for Canadian Foreign Policy?

Nov 18, 2015
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government will face challenges to its planned approaches to Canada’s security and foreign policy concerns but will likely stay the course.

The Case for Accepting Syrian Refugees

Nov 18, 2015
The U.S. vetting system is strong, and so is the American tradition of welcoming the oppressed.

Attack on Paris: How Should We Respond?

Nov 16, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow James Hollifield analyzes the attack on Paris and provides thoughts on how we should and should not respond.

Women on the Run: The Looming Refugee Crisis

Nov 13, 2015
A new UNHCR report, “Women on the Run,” provides first-hand accounts of women from the Northern Triangle region (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) who are seeking asylum in the US as part of a looming refugee crisis. Their struggles are part of a larger story effecting hundreds of thousands more.

Infographic: Migrants Deported from the U.S. & Mexico to the Northern Triangle

Nov 05, 2015
This infographic depicts migrant deportations from the United States and Mexico to the Northern Triangle countries.

Update on Europe’s Migration Crisis

Oct 26, 2015
With Europe experiencing a migration crisis on a scale not seen since World War II, we spoke with Professor James Hollifield for an update on the situation.

Russia is a Fortress, But Not a Refuge

Oct 26, 2015
"Russia—itself a major destination for refugees and now an active military player in the Middle East—is very sparing in granting asylum to anyone, including Syrians and even Ukrainians," writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

The Next Refugee Crisis: Afghanistan

Oct 21, 2015
"The new surge of refugees began with the Taliban’s offensive this year, and intensified after fighting reached populated areas like Kunduz. Last month, employees at Afghanistan’s passport agency said they were issuing an average of 2,000 passports daily — triple the number of six months ago," writes Michael Kugelman.