28 February 2018

Regional Focus: Americas

Applying Comprehensive Responses (CRRF) in North & Central America (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]

Exit North: The Impact of Refugees Fleeing Trump’s US for Canada (Kaldor Centre, Feb. 2018) [text]

"Immigrants and Refugees in the Housing Markets of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, 2011," Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 26, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

La CNDH Hace un Llamado Urgente al Gobierno Federal ante el Posible Colapso del Sistema de Proteccion a Refugiados en Mexico (Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Feb. 2018) [text]
- See also related Washington Post article.

New Migrant Routes, the Same Policy Responses: African Migration to Mexico, Mexico Security Initiative Student Paper (Univ. of Texas, Dec. 2017) [text]

On the Migrant Trail, a Refugee Movement Emerges (NACLA Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Open Borders in the Nineteenth Century: Constructing the National, the Citizen and the Foreigner in South America, Oxford, 24 Jan. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Overlooked, Under Protected: Mexico’s Deadly Refoulement of Central Americans Seeking Asylum (Amnesty International, Jan. 2018) [text]

Plan de Acción de Brasil: Evaluación del Grupo Articulador Regional del Plan de Acción de Brasil 2014-2017 [text via Asylum Access]
- "The Brazil Plan of Action, adopted by 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014, defined specific actions to strengthen protections and sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced people and stateless people in the region. Marking its third anniversary, the Regional Working Group for the Brazil Plan of Action (GAR-PAB), of which Asylum Access is a member, published this report analyzing the challenges and best practices for each area of the plan of action." See also ACNUR's web page on the plan of action.

*Porous Colombia’s Futile Deportations of Venezuelans (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2018) [text]

Putting Lives at Risk: Protection Failures Affecting Hondurans and Salvadorans Deported from the United States and Mexico (Refugees International, Feb. 2018) [text]

Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide (Canadian Council for Refugees, Feb. 2018) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Renewed Commitment to Protect Refugees by Latin American and Caribbean States at Key Meeting (UNHCR, Feb. 2018) [text]
-"The meeting concluded with the adoption of the “100 points of Brasilia” – a text that will serve as the region’s contribution to the global compact on refugees, which will be proposed to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018."

Venezuelan Refugees Inflame Brazil’s Already Simmering Migrant Crisis (The Conversation, Feb. 2018) [text]

"Violence and Migration: Evidence from Mexico’s Drug War," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 7:18 (Nov. 2017) [open access]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (22 Jan. 2018)

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