18 May 2018

Thematic Focus: Solutions


"Are You A Terrorist? Comparing Security Screening for Iraqi Asylum Seekers in the United States and Sweden," International Migration, OnlineFirst, 11 April 2018 [full-text via Academia]

“Germany’s Family Feud: Family Reunification for Refugees is no Longer a Given. But Keeping Relatives Apart Hurts Host Countries as Well as Newcomers,” Foreign Policy, 9 April 2018 [text]
- From the article: "Family reunification increasingly appears critical to ensuring those refugees integrate into their new homelands and begin contributing more than they take."
- Research on this issue is referenced but not linked to, so here are a few related studies: 1) Safe but not Settled: The Impact of Family Separation on Refugees in the UK (Refugee Council & Oxfam, 2018); 2) Realising the Right to Family Reunification of Refugees in Europe (Council of Europe, 2017); 3) "We started life again": Integration Experiences of Refugee Families Reuniting in Glasgow (British Red Cross, 2015); 4) "Separation from Family and its Impact on the Mental Health of Sudanese Refugees in Australia: A Qualitative Study," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, no. 4 (2013).

The Government's Hostile Environment and Its Consequences on Integration (Discover Society, May 2018) [text]

An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (UK Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, May 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article and Free Movement blog post.

Over 10,000 Migrants in Greece Voluntarily Returned Home in Last 20 Months (IOM, April 2018) [text]

"Refugee Integration in Europe: Good Practices and Challenges," The Parliament Magazine, 16 May 2018 [text]

Refugees are Asked to “Integrate”—But Do Those Asking Know What That Means? (How to Get to Next, March 2018) [text]

Refugees in Sudan Allege Chronic Corruption in UN Resettlement Process (IRIN, May 2018) [text]
- Note: UNHCR has since issued a press release announcing the suspension of the resettlement programme from Sudan pending a probe by the Inspector General's Office.

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference Report: Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change (Migration Policy Institute, May 2018) [text]

Resettlement to the U.S.:

"Apartments Are Stocked, Toys Donated. Only the Refugees Are Missing," New York Times, 16 May 2018 [text]
- See also related Twitter thread.

National Security Experts Outline the Strategic Case for Refugee Resettlement (Niskanen Center Blog, May 2018) [text]

The Number of Refugees Admitted to the U.S. Has Fallen, Especially among Muslims (Pew Research, May 2018) [text]
- See also related Quartz article.

Religious Persecution and the US Refugee Program under the Trump Administration (Center for Migration Studies, May 2018) [text]

“White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away from State Department,” Foreign Policy, 2 May 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (30 April 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (Syrians) (30 April 2018)

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