29 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Solutions

News: Travel Ban Anniversary

Saturday, January 27th, was the one-year anniversary of the president's "travel ban" executive order. (Here is my blog post from that day.) Some coverage and reflections:

"The US Travel Ban after One Year," VOA News, 26 Jan. 2018 [access]

"Will America Stand Again with the World’s Refugees?," New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018 [text]

Other U.S. news & developments:

Administration Urged to Resume Processing Refugees as 90-Day Ban Expires (Human Rights First, Jan. 2018) [text]

Disturbing New IRC Stats: Refugee Resettlement Shattered under Trump (International Rescue Committee, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

"For Refugees in the Trump Era, a Tougher Path to the U.S.," PBS, 23 Jan. 2018 [text]

“Home to 14 Refugees, a Vermont City Still Grapples with the Resettlement Debate,” Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2018 [text]

*"Many Muslim Refugees Will Face Additional Scrutiny under Trump Plan," New York Times, 29 Jan. 2018 [text]

Supreme Court to Review Latest Travel Ban Case (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

*"U.S. to Implement Security Upgrades to Refugee Program," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 29 Jan. 2018 [text]

"Why the U.S. is Taking 58 Refugees in a Deal Trump Called ‘Dumb’," New York Times, 23 Jan. 2018 [text]


"Community-based Interventions for Building Social Inclusion of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: A Systematic Review," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 8 no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Immigration and Integration 2016 - 2017: Report from Norway to the OECD (Govt. of Norway, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also the OECD's International Migration Outlook report for 2017 which included a focus on integration.

The Integration of Vietnamese Refugees in London and the UK: Fragmentation, Complexity, and ‘In/visibility’," WIDER Working Paper, no. 2 (UNU-WIDER, Jan. 2018) [text]

New Scots: Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-22 (Scottish Govt., Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related BBC news article.

Promoting Equity in Resettlement: A Proposal for the Global Compact on Refugees, Paper prepared for the Experts Initiative on the Global Compact on Refugees, New York, 2-3 October 2017 (RefugePoint, Oct. 2017) [text via UNHCR]

"Refugees, Rights, and Responsibilities: Bridging the Integration Gap," University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, vol. 39, no. 1 (2017) [SSRN]

*"The RISE Survey: Developing and Implementing a Valid and Reliable Quantitative Measure of Refugee Integration in the United States," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Article, 18 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

Toolkit on the Use of EU Funds for the Integration of People with a Migrant Background (European Commission, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related press release.


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