28 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Resettlement, esp. in US


15th Report on Relocation and Resettlement (European Commission, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Here are links to other recent reports: 14th13th; & 12th.

"Aspirational Yet Precarious: Compliance of New Zealand Refugee Settlement Policy with International Human Rights Obligations," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2017) [full-text via ICC]

"EU Seeks to Resettle More Refugees from North Africa," Washington Post, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]
- See also the European Commission's recommendation re. resettlement.

"First Refugees Taken from Offshore Detention under U.S. Refugee Swap Deal," Reuters, 24 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Second Group of Refugees to Leave Australian Camp for U.S. Resettlement," Reuters, 26 Sept. 2017 [text]

"South Korea Isn’t Pulling Its Weight When It Comes to Refugee Resettlement," Asian Correspondent, 20 Sept. 2017 [text]

News/Thoughts on recent developments in the US:

“In Vetting Refugees, U.S. Plans to Assess Ability to Assimilate,” Wall Street Journal, 27 Sept. 2017
- *See also related IRC statement and Vice News report.

Justices Take Travel Ban Cases Off October Argument Calendar (SCOTUSblog, 25 Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related NYT article.

*The New Entry Suspensions and Restrictions: A Synopsis (with Update on SG Letter to Court) (Just Security Blog, 24 Sept. 2017) [text]

The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act (Lawfare Blog, 25 Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: See also Resources on Trump Executive Orders & Proclamations for an updated list of relevant documents and commentary.

*President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Continues to Exceed His Authority under the INA (HIRC Blog, 28 Sept. 2017) [text]

Trump Administration Lies about the Economic Impact of Refugees (The Asylumist, 27 Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: See also my earlier post, which includes links to both the draft and final HHS studies referenced.

Source: "Trump administration planning to cap refugees
at 45,000 for next fiscal year," ABC News, 27 Sept. 2017 
“Trump Administration Proposes to Cut Refugee Cap to 45,000,” Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]
- Note: The "Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2018: Report to the Congress," prepared by the US Dept of State, US Dept. of Homeland Security, US Dept of Health and Human Services, can be accessed here. See also this related background briefing by the State Dept. and statement from the White House.

*The U.S. Falls Behind as Others Take on New Leadership Amid Record Humanitarian Pressures (Migration Policy Institute, 28 Sept. 2017) [text]

"U.S. Will Phase Out Program for Central American Child Refugees," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (21 Sept. 2017)

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