19 July 2018

Regional Focus: Americas

"Above Chaos, Quest, and Restitution: Narrative Experiences of African Immigrant Youth’s Settlement in Canada," BMC Public Health, 18:333 (March 2018) [open access]

Colombia’s Peace and Venezuela’s Turmoil: An Emerging Regional Crisis Landscape in South America, SWP Comment 2018/C (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, March 2018) [text]

Informe Especial: El Desplazamiento Forzado Interno en Honduras (Govt. of Honduras & UNHCR, 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Irregular Arrivals at the Border in 2017: Background Information (UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

Irregular Crossings at The Border: Challenging Myths and Preconceptions (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

"Exclusive: Mexico Opposes U.S. Plan to Make It Take Asylum Seekers," Reuters, 12 July 2018 [text]
- See also earlier related Washington Post article.

The Future of the Safe Third Country Agreement (Policy Options, July 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Mexico’s Next President Likely to Defy Trump on Immigration (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

The National Versus the Foreigner in South America: 200 Years of Migration and Citizenship Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, May 2018) [info]
- Note: Chapter 1, "South America’s Central Role in Migration and Citizenship Law," is freely available. This blog post is based on Chapter 5, "The Construction of the Irregular Immigrant: The Principle of Non-Criminalisation of Undocumented Migration."

"A South American Migration Crisis: Venezuelan Outflows Test Neighbors' Hospitality," Migration Information Source, 18 July 2018 [text]

Why the US is Not Safe for Refugees: Challenging the Safe Third Country Agreement (Canadian Council for Refugees, July 2018) [text]
- See also related media release.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (27 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

18 July 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

"Algeria’s Migration Policy Conundrum," ISS Today, 4 July 2018 [text]

Catastrophe in Southwest Syria: The Urgent Need for Humanitarian Action (Refugees International, July 2018) [text]

Destination Europe: Demoralised (IRIN, July 2018) [text]

Dispossession or Development? The Tug of War over Syria’s Ruined Slum Dwellings (IRIN, July 2018) [text]

Examining the Protection of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations in the Contexts of Jordan and Lebanon (Mixed Migration Centre, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Getting by on the Margins: Sudanese and Somali Refugees - A Case Report of Refugees in Towns - Cairo, Egypt (Feinstein International Center, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Humanitarian Aid Workers’ Knowledge of Minority Cultures in Iraqi Kurdistan," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:9 (June 2018) [open access]

Local Faith Community Responses to Displacement in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey: Emerging Evidence and New Approaches (UCL, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Jordan, 2017 (University of Turku, 2018) [text via ResearchGate]

"Migrants in Libya Face Rising Threat from 'Stronger' Gangs and Traffickers," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 17 July 2018 [text]

Refugee Rights in Lebanon Not Up for Debate (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

"UNHCR Set to Open New Refugee Transit Center in Tripoli," VOA News, 7 July 2018 [text]

Urbanization, Refugees and Irregular Migrants in Iran, 2017 (University of Turku, 2018) [text via ResearchGate]

Why Algeria is Emptying Itself of African Migrant Workers (Refugees Deeply, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (29 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

17 July 2018

Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People

DFID’s Approach to Disability in Development: A Rapid Review (Independent Commission for Aid Impact, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Disability and Asylum: 3 Key Measures the Global Compact for Migration Should Commit to," Migration News Sheet, 9 March 2018 [text]

"'Don’t forget about us': Attitudes Towards the Inclusion of Refugee Children with(out) Disabilities," International Journal of Inclusive Education, Latest Articles, 20 April 2018 [open access]

Getting It Right for Persons with Disabilities: Mainstreaming Disability Issues Using the Global Compact, the New York Declaration on Refugees, the Annexed CRRF and the SDG’s (SSRN, June 2018) [text]

IASC Guidelines for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (Inter-Agency Standing Committee, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: "This is an Easy to Read version of the IASC Guidelines for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. The official version of this document will be available later this year." See also regional consultation reports for Latin America and MENA.

IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Asia Regional Consultation with GBV & Gender Actors, Workshop Report, May 2018 (IASC et al., May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Improving Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities in Lebanon, AUB Policy Institute Policy Brief, no. 7 (American Univ. of Beirut et al., Dec. 2017) [text]

Older People in Displacement: Falling through the Cracks of Emergency Responses (ODI & HelpAge, July 2018) [text]
- Focus is on South Sudanese.

The Role and Vulnerabilities of Older People in Drought in East Africa: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for a More Inclusive Humanitarian Response (ODI & HelpAge, July 2018) [text]

Shifting the Focus from Vulnerability to Rights and Resilience: A Progressive Approach to Humanitarian Action for Persons with Disabilities, ECOSOC Side Event, New York, 20 June 2018 [info]
- See also related OCHA remarks.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People (8 May 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

For Integration to Work: Government Assisted Refugees in BC, Thesis (Simon Fraser Univ., March 2018) [text]

German Public Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers, Immigrants in the Workplace, Inflation, and Local Budgets: Evidence from a Representative Survey of the German Population, MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, no. 19-2018 (Univ. of Marburg et al., March 2018) [text via SSRN]

"German Workers, Thank Refugees When Your Paychecks are Growing," Bloomberg, 13 July 2018 [text]

"Labor Market Assimilation of Refugees in the United States: Are They Worse Off?," Park Place Economist, vol. XXVI, no. 1 (2018) [full-text]

The Long-Term Outcomes of Refugees: Tracking the Progress of the East African Asians, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 11609 (Institute of Labor Economics, June 2018) [text]

Market Systems Development for Refugees and Host Livelihoods in Arua and Yumbe Districts, Uganda (UNHCR, Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mass Refugee Inflow and Long-Run Prosperity: Lessons from the Greek Population Resettlement,  IZA Discussion Paper, no. 11613 (Institute of Labor Economics, June 2018) [text]

Migration as an Opportunity: Evidence of Labour Migration Initiatives (ODI, July 2018) [text]

A Needed Evidence Revolution: Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Improve Refugee Integration Programming (Migration Policy Institute, July 2018) [text]

Resiliency No Excuse in Refugee Crisis (The Interpreter Blog, June 2018) [text]

This Barcelona Restaurant is Training Refugees Whilst Telling Their Stories (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

"Training Schemes Give New Hope to Refugees in France," Reuters, 11 July 2018 [text]

The US Refugee Resettlement Program — A Return to First Principles: How Refugees Help to Define, Strengthen, and Revitalize the United States (Center for Migration Studies, June 2018) [text]
- Includes data on labour force particiation and employment rates, as well as other economic indicators. See also related Niskanen Center blog post.

Why Care about Illegal Immigrants? For One Thing, They’ve Become Vital to Key Sectors of the US Economy (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

World Refugee Fund: Impact Report (Kiva, June 2018) [access]
- See also related webinar: Kiva’s World Refugee Fund: Providing Displaced Populations with Access to Finance, 31 July 2018.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (21 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

16 July 2018

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

72nd Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 19-21 June 2018 [access]
- This meeting focused on international protection. Follow link for the Note on International Protection and a variety of other documents, including on internally displaced persons, statelessness, and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework. See also related NGO statements.

The Aquarius Incident and the Law of the Sea: Is Italy in Violation of the Relevant Rules? (EJIL: Talk Blog, June 2018) [text]

"Do You Care about the Rule of Law? Then Act Like It," New York Times, 11 July 2018 [text]

"Dropping the Anchor: The Use of Plausibility in Credibility Assessments," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 7, no. 2 (April 2018) [full-text]

In Search of a Safe Harbour for the Aquarius: The Troubled Waters of International and EU Law (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Migrant and Refugee Border Deaths: Defining a Human Rights Framework," LSE Law Review, vol III (2018) [full-text]

Populism and International Human Rights Institutions: A Survival Guide, iCourts Working Paper Series, no. 133 (Univ. of Copenhagen, 2018) [text via SSRN]

Protection Anywhere But Here (Asylum Insight, July 2018) [text]

Refuge Lost (Asylum Insight, May 2018) [text]

Refugee Protection in a Hostile World? (RLI Blog, June 2018) [text]

Removing the Goal Posts: Manipulation of ‘Country Information’ and Public Law (AusPubLaw Blog, June 2018) [text]
- Discusses the recent changes that have been made to the US Dept. of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Taking Subjectivity Out of the Serious Harm Determination (RefLaw Blog, July2018) [text]

Will the Global Compact on Refugees Address the Gap in International Refugee Law Concerning Burden Sharing? (EJIL: Talk Blog, June 2018) [text]

"The World Bargain on Asylum is Unraveling," The Atlantic, 29 June 2018 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (5 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

"Brits Feel Better about Immigration after Brexit, according to the Country’s Most Rigorous Survey of Public Opinion," QZ, 10 July 2018 [text]

Denmark Leading the Pack on European Anti-Immigration Policy (Just Security Blog, July 2018) [text]

France’s Top Court Shows Us That Helping Migrants is Not a Crime (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

"Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis Over Migrants, Explained," New York Times, 3 July 2018 [text]

Greece Can’t Duck Its Duty to Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

The Impact of Populist Radical-Right Parties on Immigration Policy Agendas: A Look at the Netherlands (Migration Policy Institute, July 2018) [text]

Protecting & Prioritising People with Specific Needs in the Ukrainian Humanitarian and Development Response (Protection Cluster, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Where are We Going? Italy (and Europe) at the Crossroads between Xenophobia and Hospitality (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2018) [text]

Related posts:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (16 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

As Mediterranean Sea Arrivals Decline and Death Rates Rise, UNHCR Calls for Strengthening of Search and Rescue (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]

Clingendael Spectator, vol. 72, no. 4 (2018) [full-text]
- Special dossier that queries "EU’s Migration (Mis)management" with 8 articles.

EU and Immigration: Still a Power Game with No Winners (Aspen Institute, July 2018) [text]

Europeans’ Attitudes to Immigration from Within and Outside Europe: A Role for Perceived Welfare Impacts? (REMINDER Project, July 2018) [text]
- See also related blog post.

‘The Lawyers Have Given Us Hope Again’: Legal Aid for Protection in Europe (Oxfam, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Migrant Processing Centres in EU Must Avoid Inhumanity of ‘Hotspots’ in Greece and Italy (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Record Deaths at Sea: Will ‘Regional Disembarkation’ Help Save Lives? (PRIO Blog, July 2018) [text]

Think Fortress Europe is the Answer to Migration? Get Real (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

Why Europe Shouldn’t Follow Australia’s Lead on Asylum Seekers (Refugee Research Blog, July 2018) [text]

Withdrawal of Reception Conditions of Asylum Seekers: An Appropriate, Effective or Legal Sanction? (AIDA, July 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (5 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (5 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

15 July 2018

Open Access Round-up: 15 July 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 June 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]


"Deserving Citizenship? Exploring Migrants' Experiences of the ‘Citizenship Test’ Process in the United Kingdom," British Journal of Sociology, Early View, 21 Feb. 2018
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"The Mental Health Plight of Unaccompanied Asylum‐seeking Children in Detention," Journal of Advanced Nursing, Accepted Articles, 2 July 2018
- Postprint version of article.

Sexual Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress among African Female Refugees and Migrants in South Africa,” South African Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 24, no. a1208 (June 2018)
- Postprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"Immigration and Crime and the Criminalization of Immigration," Chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (Routledge, Forthcoming July 2018)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Exploring Mental Health Status and Syndrome Patterns among Young Refugee Children in Germany," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 25 May 2018

"An Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Group Intervention for Syrian Refugees with Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial," Frontiers in Psychology, 12 June 2018

"Prevalence of Psychiatric Diagnoses in Asylum Seekers with Follow-up," BMC Psychiatry, 18:206 (June 2018)

"The Psychotherapeutic Care of Refugees in Europe: Treatment Needs, Delivery Reality and Recommendations for Action," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 9, no. 1 (June 2018)

"Secondary Traumatization in Caregivers: Working with Women and Children Who Suffered Extreme Violence by the 'Islamic State'," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5 June 2018

Note: See also this blog post on "health" which includes references to 10 other gold OA articles.

Articles, other topics:

"European Union Citizens’ Views on Development Assistance for Developing Countries, during the Recent Migrant Crisis in Europe," Globalization and Health, 14:61 (June 2018)

"Food-based Social Enterprises and Asylum Seekers: The Food Justice Truck," Nutrients, vol. 10, no. 6 (June 2018)

Watchdogs, Advocates and Adversaries: Journalists’ Relational Role Conceptions in Asylum Reporting,” Media and Communication, vol. 6, no. 2 (2018)

Book chapters:

"Refugee Policy: A Cruel Bipartisanship," Chapter in Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election (ANU Press, 2018)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Costs, Needs, and Integration Efforts Shape Helping Behavior Toward Refugees," PNAS, Latest Articles, 25 June 2018

"Folate Supplementation to Prevent Birth Abnormalities: Evaluating a Community-based Participatory Action Plan for Refugees and Migrant Workers on the Thailand-Myanmar Border," Public Health, vol. 161 (Aug. 2018)

"Life Satisfaction and the UK Citizenship Process: Do Tests and Ceremonies Enhance Immigrants’ Lives?," International Migration, Early View, 11 June 2018

Law Reviews

"Combating Statelessness in the Wake of the Syrian Conflict: A Right without a Remedy," Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 8, no. 2 (2018)

"Immigration Law's Due Process Deficit and the Persistence of Plenary Power," Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, vol. 28 (2017)

"International Human Rights Law and Discrepancies with Recent Jurisprudence and US Asylum Law," The Federal Lawyer (March 2018)

"The Uncertain Future of Australia’s Pacific Solution," San Diego International Law Journal, vol. 19, no. 2 (2017)

"Seeking Refuge: Asylum Law in the Current Climate," Colorado Lawyer (May 2018)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 June 2018

Tagged Publications. 

13 July 2018

News: Global Compact for Migration Finalized

From the UN:

"The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized today. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

The Global Compact is the culmination of thematic discussions and consultations among Member States and such actors as local officials, civil society representatives and migrants themselves; stocktaking and reflection on the views that were shared; and intergovernmental negotiations. In total, this open, transparent and inclusive process lasting over 18 months led to unprecedented dialogue and learning by all participants on the realities of international migration. The agreement now forms a basis to improve governance and international understanding of migration, to address the challenges associated with migration today, and to strengthen the contribution of migrants and migration to sustainable development."

More information is available in the press release.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (9 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


All In Diary: Essential Guide to Humanitarian Good Practice, 6th ed. (All In Diary, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of WFP Policies on Humanitarian Principles and Access in Humanitarian Contexts (Global Public Policy Institute, July 2018) [text]

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: Six Months On (OCHA, June 2018) [text]

Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2018 (ODI, June 2018) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary, report and infographic. See also related ODI comment. More info on the Grand Bargain is available via the IASC.

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 71 (March 2018) [full-text]
- Theme of this issue is "Humanitarian Response in Urban Areas."

"Logos on Aid Supplies: Helpful, Demeaning ... or Dangerous?," NPR, 25 June 2018) [text]

The Long Run to Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (ICVA, June 2018) [text]

Managing Forests in Displacement Settings: Guidance on the Use of Planted and Natural Forests to Supply Forest Products and Build Resilience in Displaced and Host Communities (FAO & UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multi-Purpose Cash and Sectoral Outcomes: a Review of Evidence and Learning (UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also case studies on Afghanistan and Greece.

Principles under Pressure: The Impact of Counterterrorism Measures and Preventing/countering Violent Extremism on Principled Humanitarian Action (Norwegian Refugee Council, June 2018) [text]

The Problems with Celebrity Humanitarians (Humanitarian News Research Network, July 2018) [text]

Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations:  Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/73/78–E/2018/54 (UN General Assembly & Economic and Social Council, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web page:

Our Fight against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (UNHCR) [access]
- New page which sets out UNHCR's position on sexual misconduct and the actions it has taken to address it. This document elaborates on the agency's strategy.

Related posts:
- News: New Thematic Annual Reports (3 July 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (8 June 2018)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Recent global reports:

Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants 2018 (UN Office on Drugs and Crime, June 2018) [access]
- "[S]hows that migrant smuggling routes affect every part of the world. The study is based on an extensive review of existing data and literature. It presents detailed information about key smuggling routes, such as the magnitude, the profiles of smugglers and smuggled migrants, the modus operandi of smugglers and the risks that smuggled migrants face."

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018 (U.S. Dept. of State, June 2018) [access]
- "The report currently provides country-specific narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the United States, and places them on one of four tiers, reflecting the extent to which the government meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, as required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA, the U.S. law that created the report. ..." The theme of this year's report is "Local Solutions to a Global Problem: Supporting Communities in the Fight Against Human Trafficking."

Other publications:

Addressing the Humanitarian Consequences of Labour Migration and Trafficking: The Role of Asia Pacific National Societies (IFRC, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Criminalizing Migrants Who Steer the Dinghies in the Mediterranean: A Collateral Effect of Migration Management?, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2018/32 (European Univ. Institute, June 2018) [text]

"High Risk, High Return: How Europe's Policies Play into the Hands of People-smugglers," The Guardian, 20 June 2018 [text]

Human Smuggling and Intentions to Migrate: Global Evidence from a Supply Shock Along Africa-to-Europe Migration Routes, Development Studies Working Paper, no. 432 (Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, Dec. 2017; posted May 2018) [text via SSRN]

Human Trafficking in Humanitarian Crises (UN-TOC Watch Blog, June 2018) [text]

L'identificazione delle Vittime di Tratta tra i Richiedenti Protezione Internazionale e Procedure di Referra (UNHCR & Ministero dell’Interno, Aug. 2017) [text]

Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base, vol. 2 (IOM, 2018) [text]
- Note: Volume 1 is here.

Migrant Smuggling to Canada: An Enquiry into Vulnerability and Irregularity through Migrant Stories (IOM & Samuel Hall, 2018) [text]

Mixed Migration Routes and Dynamics in Libya: The Impact of EU Migration Measures on Mixed Migration in Libya (REACH & UNHCR, April 2018) [access]

Understanding Contemporary Human Smuggling as a Vector in Migration: A Field Guide for Migration Management and Humanitarian Practitioners (Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, May 2018) [text]

"What It Costs to be Smuggled across the U.S. Border," New York Times, 30 June 2018 [text]

Why Libyans are Turning to Smugglers to Escape (Refugees Deeply, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (4 May 2018)

Tagged Publications.

12 July 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Recent polls on immigration:

"Most Americans Oppose Key Parts of Trump Immigration Plans, Including Wall, Limits on Citizens Bringing Family to U.S., Poll Says," Washington Post, 5 July 2018 [text]
- Reports on Washington Post-Schar School poll.

"Poll: Voters Oppose Abolishing ICE," Politico, 11 July 2018 [text]
- Reports on POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

Record-High 75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good Thing (Gallup, June 2018) [text]

Shifting Public Views on Legal Immigration Into the U.S. (Pew Research, June 2018) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Building a Wall Against Refugees: The Refugee Olympic Team & American Politics," The Sport Journal, 12 July 2018 [full-text]

Economic Anxiety or Racial Resentment? An Evaluation of Attitudes Toward Immigration in the U.S. from 1992 to 2016 (Steven Miller, July 2018) [access]
- Follow link to access working paper and replication files. See also related Washington Post article.

German Bombs and US Bureaucrats: How Escape Lines from Europe Were Cut Off (US Holocaust Museum, July 2018) [text via Medium]
- See also related Smithsonian Magazine article.

"Immigration and Crime and the Criminalization of Immigration," Chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (Routledge, Forthcoming July 2018) [preprint]

Machine Prediction of Appeal Success in U.S. Asylum Courts (Elliott Ash et al., 2018?) [text via NBER]
- See also two earlier related papers posted in July 2016 and August 2016.

Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for Immigration Courts (SSRN, July 2018) [text]
- See also this related practice advisory from the National Immigration Project.

Three-fold Difference in Immigration Bond Amounts by Court Location (TRAC, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (12 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

"I’m from the Border. The News is Getting It Wrong," Washington Post, 3 July 2018 [text]

"Proposed Rule May Affect US Legal Immigration," VOA News, 10 July 2018 [text]

"Trump Administration Renews Temporary Protected Status for Some Yemenis," NPR, 5 July 2018 [text]

"Trump Renews Call for Deporting Refugees Without Due Process," New York Magazine, 5 July 2018 [text]

"Washington to UN Refugee Agency: If You Want Our Money, Put Our Name on It," PassBlue, 10 July 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

"Do You Care about the Rule of Law? Then Act Like It," New York Times, 11 July 2018 [text]

How to Fix the Crisis Caused by Central American Asylum Seekers — Humanely (Vox, July 2018) [text]

Immigration in the Supreme Court: The Final 2017 Term Scorecard (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2018) [text]

Narrowing Asylum Grounds, Family Separations and Supreme Indifference at the U.S. Border (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2018) [text]

The Real-Life Consequences of the (Now Lawful) Travel Ban (Just Security Blog, July 2018) [text]

The Supreme Court Got the Travel Ban Both Right and Wrong (Niskanen Center Blog, July 2018) [text]

The Travel Ban in Numbers: Why Families and Refugees Lose Big (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Trump Admin’s Distorted Data Doesn’t Prove Its Cruel Border Policy Deters Migration (Just Security Blog, July 2018) [text]

An Update on LIFO and the Asylum Backlog (or, The Fix that Wasn’t) (The Asylumist Blog, July 2018) [text]
- Note: LIFO = last in, first out.

USCIS is Slowly Being Morphed into an Immigration Enforcement Agency (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2018) [text]
- See also related Insightful Immigration blog post.

Which 3-Letter Agency is Enforcing US Immigration Laws at the Border? (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (esp. in US) (11 July 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States) (10 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (4 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (esp. travel ban commentary) (4 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 30, no. 1, March 2018 include:

  • 2017: The Year in Review [extract]
  • Australia and the 1967 Declaration on Territorial Asylum: A Case Study of the Making of International Refugee and Human Rights Law [abstract]
  • Rule of Law and United Nations Interoperability [abstract] [postprint]
  • Filling Gaps and Verifying Facts: Assumptions and Credibility Assessment in the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal [abstract]
  • Many Rivers to Cross: The Recognition of LGBTQI Asylum in the UK [abstract]

This issue also includes case law summaries and four book reviews. It also reproduces five protection-related documents from UNHCR and last year's Executive Committee meeting.

Tagged Periodicals.