30 June 2018

Open Access Round-up: 30 June 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 June 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Checking Rights at the Border: Detention of Migrants in International and Comparative Law," Virginia Journal of International Law (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Macroeconomic Evidence Suggests That Asylum Seekers are Not a 'Burden' for Western European Countries," Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 6 (June 2018)

Journals:

Forced Migration Review, no. 58 (June 2018)
- Theme issue on "Economies: Rights and Access to Work," with 35 articles.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 34, no. 1 (2018)
- Special issue on "Intersectional Feminist Interventions in the 'Refugee Crisis'," with 5 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Bringing Happiness into the Study of Migration and Its Consequences: What, Why, and How?," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 29 May 2018

"Making Refugees Work? The Politics of Integrating Syrian Refugees into the Labor Market in Jordan," Middle East Critique, Latest Articles, 30 April 2018

"The Non-governmental Provision of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and the Abdication of State Responsibility," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Latest Articles, 20 June 2018

"Positive and Negative Behavioural Intentions Towards Refugees in Turkey: The Roles of National Identification, Threat, and Humanitarian Concern," Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, Early View, 21 June 2018

"Tunisia’s Role in the EU External Migration Policy: Crimmigration Law, Illegal Practices, and Their Impact on Human Rights," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 29 June 2018

"When 'Inclusion' Means 'Exclusion': Discourses on the Eviction and Repatriations of Roma Migrants, at National and European Union Level," Journal of International Migration and Integration, 19 June 2018

Law Reviews

"Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention," California Law Review, vol. 106, no. 3 (June 2018)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 June 2018


Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

News: 

After an all-night meeting, the European Council finally arrived at a deal on migration on 29 June 2018. Here are the conclusions that were adopted. See also commentary/news stories from ECRE, The Economist, and Politico.

Austria is assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Here is a briefing on its priorities, with "migration and security" listed first.

Publications:

After the Storm: Learning from the EU Response to the Migration Crisis (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

EASO Reloaded: Can the New EU Asylum Agency Guarantee a Standardised System of Protection?, SVR’s Research Unit: To the Point, no. 2018-1 (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, June 2018) [text]

For an Open Migration Policy to End the Deaths and Crises in the Mediterranean (openDemocracy, June 2018) [text]

"Inside Italy’s Plot to Infiltrate Migrant Rescue Boats in the Mediterranean," GlobalPost Investigations/Public Radio International, June 28 2018 [text]

IOM-UNHCR Proposal to the European Union for a Regional Cooperative Arrangement Ensuring Predictable Disembarkation and Subsequent Processing of Persons Rescued at Sea (IOM & UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 44,957 in 2018; Deaths Reach 972 (IOM, June 2018) [text]

"Migration to Europe is Down Sharply. So is It Still a ‘Crisis’?," New York Times, 27 June 2018 [text]

“The Tyranny of Immigration Data in Europe,” The Economist, 27 June 2018 [text]

Understanding Migration in the European Union: Insights from the European Migration Network 2008-2018 (EMN, 2018) [text]
- EMN's 10-year anniversary report.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: U.S. Family Separation Round-up

[Note: I am re-posting this in light of several additions.]

News:

On 26 June 2018, a federal judge issued a ruling that effectively put an end to family separations at the border and required families to be reunified. Specifically, the order states: "Unless there is a determination that the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child, or the parent affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily declines to be reunited with the child: (a) Defendants must reunify all Class Members with their minor children who are under the age of five (5) within fourteen (14) days of the entry of this Order; and (b) Defendants must reunify all Class Members with their minor children age five (5) and over within thirty (30) days of the entry of this Order."

The judge also noted that the personal property of detainees is tracked more efficiently and effectively by the government than their children are.

*In response, the Justice Dept. is arguing that "now that the judge has barred separation, the government could detain families until their legal hearings have concluded," raising speculation that the detention could extend beyond the 20 day limit established by the Flores Settlement.

Advocacy:

Nationwide Protests against Trump’s Family Separation Policy Planned for June 30 (Vox, June 2018) [text]
- Locate an event via MoveOn.

Publications: 

The American Public Deserves to Know the Truth about Family Separation (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2018) [text]

"Call a 1-800 Number and Wait: Migrant Parents Search for Their Children," NPR, 25 June 2018 [text]

Child Separation in the Courts (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

Current Policies Show That Family Preservation is a Fundamental American Value (Urban Wire Blog, June 2018) [text]

*Global Responses to President Trump’s Family Separation via “Zero-Tolerance” Detention Policy (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

How Family Separation Affects the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist and Migrant (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

How the Media Dealt a Major Blow to Donald Trump’s Family Separations Policy (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

How Trump Administration Officials Can Be Found Criminally Culpable for Separating Children from Parents (Insightful Immigration Blog, June 2018) [text]

"‘ICE is Everywhere': Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis," Wired, 25 June 2018 [text]
- See also the Washington Post's mapping of facilities holding child migrants.

"More Toddlers Appear Alone in Court for Deportation under Family Separation," PBS News Hour, 28 June 2018 [text]

*"Parents and Children Remain Separated by Miles and Bureaucracy," New York Times, 30 June 2018 [text]

"Politics Pushes Central American Voices Out of Child Separation Coverage," Columbia Journalism Review, 26 June 2018 [text]

“State Department Report Warns Kids in Government-Run Facilities ‘Easy Targets’ for Human Traffickers,” Foreign Policy, 28 June 2018 [text]

Trump’s Cruel Separation Policy Has Not Ended (Human Rights Watch, June 2018) [text]

Trump’s Executive Order and the Flores Settlement Explained (Refugees International, June 2018) [text]

"Under Trump, Higher Immigration Bonds Mean Longer Family Separations," PBS News Hour, 28 June 2018 [text]

*"The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together," NPR, 30 June 2018 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (United States) (22 June 2018)

Tagged Publications.

29 June 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Opportunity:

Summer Short Course on Palestinian Refugees, Cairo, 21-22 & 24-26 July 2018 [info]
- Application deadline is 5 July 2018.

Publications:

20 Donors Announce Contributions at Pledging Conference to Bridge Severe Funding Gap for Palestine Refugee Agency (UN, June 2018) [text]

101 Facts & Figures on the Syrian Refugee Crisis (American Univ. of Beirut, Jan. 2018) [text]

Algeria: Inhumane Treatment of Migrants (Human Rights Watch, June 2018) [text]
- See also related IOM press release.

Contemplating a Forcible Return to Syria (RefLaw Blog, June 2018) [text]

Forced and Unlawful: Israel's Deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-seekers to Uganda (Amnesty International, June 2018) [text]

"Head of U.N. Agency for Palestinian Refugees Warns of Cuts," New York Times, 25 June 2018 [text]

"How Yemen Became a Humanitarian Nightmare: Untangling a Complex War," New York Times, 13 June 2018 [text]

In the Hands of the Libyan Coast Guard: Pushbacks by Proxy (Open Migration Blog, June 2018) [text]

“No Shelter Here,” New Republic, 26 June 2018 [text]
- Article on Africans in Israel.

Raqqa: Avoiding Another Humanitarian Crisis (Refugees International, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons on Her Visit to Libya, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/38/39/Add.2 (UN Human Rights Council, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Return Migration: A Regional Perspective (Regional MMS, May 2018) [text]

Stranglehold: Coalition and Huthi Obstacles Compound Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis (Amnesty International, June 2018) [text]

Syrian Refugees - Iraq: Humanitarian Inter-Agency Interventions, Information Kit, no. 17 - End-Year Report 2017 and 2018 Plan (UNHCR, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Tunisia’s Role in the EU External Migration Policy: Crimmigration Law, Illegal Practices, and Their Impact on Human Rights," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 29 June 2018 [open access]

"UN Fears New Syrian Offensive Could Strand up to 200,000 Civilians," IRIN, 25 June 2018 [text]

Vulnerability Assessment of Refugees of Other Nationalities in Lebanon 2017 (UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Yarmouk: A Late Obituary for the Capital of the Palestinian Diaspora (openDemocracy, June 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (7 June 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 June 2018

Thematic Focus: General

Watch for:

Update on 29 June: Mr. Vitorino has been elected.

IOM will select a new director general tomorrow to replace William Lacy Swing. The three candidates under consideration are: 1) Mr. Ken Isaacs, nominated by the United States, 2) Ms. Laura Thompson, nominated by Costa Rica (currently the Deputy Director General of IOM), and 3) Mr. Antonio Vitorino, nominated by Portugal. IOM has traditionally been led by an American; however, this year's U.S. nominee has a track record of making anti-Muslim statements.

Publications:

Aquarius, Immigration Caps and Family Separation: Three Lessons for Doing Migration Differently (ODI, June 2018) [text]

Conflict and Displacement (Concern Worldwide, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "This report seeks to understand how conflict affects different individuals’, groups’ and communities’ experience of displacement and return; the different dynamics of displacement; and what gaps or opportunities remain for addressing or mitigating the impacts of conflict on displacement." Looks primarily at the Central African Republic, but also Syria and the Rohingya in Bangladesh.

Framework Discussions for Cooperation Between the United States and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (U.S. Dept. of State, June 2018) [text]

Global Report 2017 (UNHCR, June 2018) [text]
- [P]resents the work carried out by UNHCR in 2017 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless persons and others of concern. It highlights the year’s achievements, as well as challenges faced by the Office and its partners, in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs."

Grandi Calls for Greater Efforts to Debunk Myths Around Refugee Crises (UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

The Limits to Regional Refugee Protection: The EU and ASEAN (Refugee Research Blog, June 2018) [text]

Mobilizing Political Will for Refugee Protection and Solutions: A Framework for Analysis and Action, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 1 (Center for International Governance Innovation, June 2018) [text]

Refugee Crisis: The Immediate and Lasting Impacts of Powerful Images (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

"Refugee Crisis: While Some Follow US as It Disengages, Others Lead," Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2018 [text]

“Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.,” Foreign Policy, 26 June 2018 [text]

SDG Knowledge Weekly: Migrants, Refugees and Data (SDG Knowledge Hub, June 2018) [text]
- Highlights new publications.

Today’s Refugee Crisis: Not a Crisis of Refugee Numbers, but of Responsibility-sharing and Internal Displacement (ISIM Blog, June 2018) [text]

Welcome, Director General. There’s a Lot to Do (IRIN, June 2018) [text] http://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2018/06/28/welcome-director-general-there-s-lot-do

Western Leaders Ignore New Peak in Global Displacement at Their Peril (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

Why Comics are So Effective at Telling Refugees’ Stories (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (22 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Africa

African Migration: What the Numbers Really Tell Us  (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

African Migration: Who’s Thinking of Going Where? (AMMODI Blog, June 2018) [text]

Applying Comprehensive Responses (CRRF) in Africa (UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

Between Dejection and Awe: Reflections on Research with African Refugees (AMMODI Blog, June 2018) [text]

Citizens’ Perceptions on Refugees (International Rescue Committee, June 2018) [access]
- Follow link for reports on Kenya and Uganda.

Conflict and Displacement: Voices of Displacement and Return in Central African Republic's Neglected Crisis (Concern Worldwide, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Scroll to p. 22.

*Conflict Trends in Africa, 1989–2017 (PRIO, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Destination Europe: Frustration (IRIN, June 2018) [text]
- Focus is on Niger.

How West African Migrants Engage with Migration Information En-route to Europe (EU Publications, April 2018) [text]

The Impact of Refugee Presence on Host Populations in Tanzania: A Desk Review (World Bank & UNHCR, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Out of Eritrea: What Happens after Badme? (Regional MMS, June 2018) [text]

Refugees and Migration, Season 4, Episode 7 (Carnegie Corporation, June 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast. Focus is on East Africa.

Road Map for the Implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Uganda 2018-2020 (Govt. of Uganda, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

TEDx Comes to the Refugee Camp (aka Think Your Way out of Oppression!) (African Arguments, June 2018) [text]

"What Europe Could Learn From the Way Africa Treats Refugees," The Guardian, 26 June 2018 [text]

What’s Behind Zambia’s Growing Welcome to Refugees (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (4 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

27 June 2018

Regional Focus: Americas

Analysis: Venezuelan Migration Flows in South America (IOM, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRRF) in North & Central America (UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Busting Myths about Why Latin Americans Seek to Enter the US (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle: Backgrounder (Center on Foreign Relations, June 2018) [text]

Forced Migration from Central America: 5 Essential Reads (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

"How Mexico Could Force America’s Hand on Immigrants," Politico Magazine, 22 June 2018 [text]

How the Media Can Better Listen to Refugees (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

Mexico: An Unsafe Country for Thousands of Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America (MSF, June 2018) [text]

Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Gang Violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala (KIND, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"‘Our country is not a safe place’: Why Salvadorans Will Still Head for the US," The Guardian, 24 June 2018 [text]

Our Moral Obligation to Central American Migrants (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

Searching for Safety in Central America (Talking Humanities Blog, June 2018) [text]

Socioeconomic and Labor Profile of Venezuelans in Brazil (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Stunning Scale of Latin America’s Migration Crisis," Americas Quarterly, 20 June 2018 [text]

"Today’s Migrant Flow is Different - Poverty Has Driven Many Previous Waves of Migrants from Their Homes. What’s New Now is the Rise of the Gangs," The Atlantic, 26 June 2018 [text]

*Understanding the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis (e-International Relations, June 2018) [text]

The U.S. Border is Just One of the Places Where Central Americans Seek Refuge (FiveThirtyEight, June 2018) [text]

*Violence Drives Immigration from Central America (Future Development Blog, June 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (19 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

26 June 2018

News: Final Draft of GCR Posted

The final draft of the Global Compact on Refugees was posted today on UNHCR's web site. This document lists the changes between draft 3 and the final text.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (19 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

New Issues of Euro. Child Adol. Psych., EJML, Humanit. Exch., MER, Migr. Pol. Pract., OxMo, Pop. & Env., Refuge, Soc., Vul. Child. & Youth Stud.

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 27, no. 4 (April 2018) [contents]
- Focused issue on "Mental Health Issues in Refugees"; the two editorials are freely available and one article on an intervention for unaccompanied minors with PTSD in Sweden is open access.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 20, no. 2 (2018) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "The Right to Healthcare in the Common European Asylum System," "Mass Influxes and Protection in Europe: A Reflection on a Temporary Episode of an Enduring Problem" and "The EU in the Central Mediterranean: Impact and Implications of the Comprehensive Approach."

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

Middle East Report, no. 286 (Spring 2018) [contents]
- Theme of this issue is "Suffering and the Limits of Relief." Several articles are freely available, including "Refugee Rights Hit the Wall" and "Conventional Humanitarian Solutions Fail the Test."

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VIII, no. 1 (Feb.-April 2018) [full-text]
- This issue focuses on refugee resettlement.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 7, no. 2 (May 2018) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, with most focusing on Europe, a couple that examine the Middle East, and one that looks at resettlement in the rural US.

Population and Environment, vol. 39, no. 4 (June 2018) [contents]
- Special issue "Honoring Graeme Hugo's Contributions to Environmental Migration." The introduction is freely available.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 34, no. 1 (2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "Intersectional Feminist Interventions in the 'Refugee Crisis'."

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 93 (June 2018) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Sociology, vol. 52, no. 3 (June 2018) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration and Crisis in Europe."

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, vol. 13, no. 1 (2018) [contents]
- Special section on "Increasing Understanding for Syrian Refugee Children with Empirical Evidence." The editorial is freely available.


Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Detention, esp. in the U.S.

"Checking Rights at the Border: Detention of Migrants in International and Comparative Law," Virginia Journal of International Law (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

Immigration Detention in Canada: Important Reforms, Ongoing Concerns (Global Detention Project, June 2018) [text]

Monitoring Immigration Detention at the Borders of Europe (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2018) [text]

UNHCR Beyond Detention Toolkit: Guiding Questions for the Assessment of Alternatives to Detention (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

United States:

Opportunity:

Briefing: Family Separation and Family Detention at the Border: Immigration Update, Webcast, 27 June 2018 [info]

Publications:

Ailing Justice: Texas - Soaring Immigration Detention, Shrinking Due Process (Human Rights First, June 2018) [text]

America is Building Detention Camps for Immigrant Families in 2018 (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2018) [text]

Alternatives to Detention are Cheaper than Universal Detention (CATO Blog, June 2018) [text]
- See also this related factsheet from Human Rights First.

Code Red: The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention (Human Rights Watch et al., June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention," California Law Review, vol. 106, no. 3 (June 2018) [full-text]

Detention of Migrant Families as “Deterrence”: Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

The False Choice Between Family Separation and Detention (Human Rights Watch, June 2018) [text]

"Handcuffs, Assaults, and Drugs Called 'Vitamins': Children Allege Grave Abuse at Migrant Detention Facilities," CNN, 21 June 2018 [text]

Practitioner's Guide: Obtaining Release from Immigration Detention (CLINIC, May 2018) [text]

*Top 10 Reasons Family Incarceration is Not a Solution (Human Rights First, June 2018) [text]

"Trump’s Catch-and-detain Policy Snares Many Who Have Long Called U.S. Home," Reuters, 20 June 2018 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (4 June 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: United States

Breaking news:

By 5 to 4, the US Supreme Court has upheld the latest version of Trump’s travel ban. Here is the text of the decision. See Politico and Vox for overviews. Vox also provides a flowchart of the different iterations of the travel ban, while the NYT looks at the principal countries affected.

Other news & developments:

"Fact Check: Trump, Illegal Immigration and Crime," NPR, 22 June 2018 [text]

"Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights," New York Times, 24 June 2018 [text]
- See also this NYT explainer on due process for undocumented migrants.

"U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council," NPR, 19 June 2018 [text]
- See also related Brookings blog post.

Government documents:

The Crisis at the Border by the Numbers (White House, June 2018) [text]
- See also Human Rights First blog post.

Fact Sheet: Zero-Tolerance Prosecution and Family Reunification (Dept. of Homeland Security, June 2018) [text]
- See also related Slate article.

Blog posts & commentary:

Amid Turmoil on the Border, New DOJ Policy Encourages Immigration Judges to Cut Corners (FIXGOV Blog, June 2018) [text]

Are Summary Denials Coming to Immigration Court? (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, June 2018) [text]

Detention of Migrant Families as “Deterrence”: Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Government Has Yet to Produce Evidence Showing the Travel Ban is about National Security (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

Immprof Op-Eds and Blog Posts on Family Separation, Immigration Detention, Asylum Law (ImmigrationProf Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Trump Administration Must Extend Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

*"Trump’s Asylum Policy is Eerily Similar to America’s during the Holocaust," Fortune, 19 June 2018 [text]

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Leaves No Room for Discretion (Lawfare Blog, June 2018) [text]

"Why the United States Needs More Immigrants," New Yorker, 22 June 2018 [text]

Reports & analysis:

"3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along the Southern Border," NPR, 22 June 2018 [text]

*Blockading Asylum Seekers at Ports of Entry at the US-Mexico Border Puts Them at Increased Risk of Exploitation, Violence, and Death (Center for Migration Studies, June 2018) [text]

Family Separation isn’t Just Immoral. It’s Likely Ineffective (Vox, June 2018) [text]

Far from a Retreat, the Trump Administration’s Border Policies Advance Its Enforcement Aims (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

How Immigration Court Works (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

Trump’s Border Policies Strengthen Organized Crime. Here’s How (InSight Crime, June 2018) [text]

Vindicating the Rights of Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond: A Guide to Representing Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal and Reinstatement of Removal Proceedings (Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, June 2018) [text]

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming (Lawfare Blog, June 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (United States) (22 June 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States (14 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Les Dispositifs d'Aide à l'Accueil des Personnes Migrantes en France: Etat des Lieux des Outils de Recensement des Services Disponibles (CartONG, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Horst Seehofer’s Migration Plan for Germany: Another Nail in the Coffin of Europe’s Asylum System? (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

Hotspots at EU External Borders: State of Play (EPRS, June 2018) [text]

Implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement: EU Hotspots and Restriction of Asylum Seekers’ Freedom of Movement (Part 1) (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, June 2018) [text]

Mass Deportations of Afghans from Turkey: Thousands of Migrants Sent Back in a Deportation Drive (Afghanistan Analysts Network, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

MCOF: Migration Crisis Operational Framework - IOM Turkey, 2018-2019 (IOM, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

On World Refugee Day, Hungary Makes It Illegal to Help Refugees and Migrants (Open Society Foundations, June 2018) [text]

"Positive and Negative Behavioural Intentions Towards Refugees in Turkey: The Roles of National Identification, Threat, and Humanitarian Concern," Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, Early View, 21 June 2018 [open access]

*Sociology, vol. 52, no. 3 (June 2018) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration and Crisis in Europe." Includes articles on Latin Americans in Spain, Moroccan and Bangladeshis in Italy, refugees in Germany, anti-immigrant sentiment in Hungary, among others.

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Beyond the Numbers (Order from Chaos Blog, June 2018) [text]

Unpicking the Asylum Scandal That Shook Germany (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

News & developments:

Note: Migration will be discussed at the European Council Meeting scheduled for 28-29 June 2018.

"Council Largely Rejects Commission’s Proposals on Migration — Again," Politico, 25 June 2018 [text]

"EU Leaders Consider Centers Outside Bloc to Process Refugees," Politico, 19 June 2018 [text]

"EU Rebuked for €36bn Refugee Pushback Gambit," The Guardian, 20 June 2018 [text]

*"UN to Present Plan for Mediterranean Migrant Centres for EU," Reuters. 26 June 2018 [text]

"What is Europe’s Migration Fight about? Europe Can’t Agree How to Deal with Migrants and Refugees — Here’s Why," Politico, 22 June 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

"Editorial: Lost in Externalization Fantasyland," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 22 June 2018 [text]

EU: Decisive Moment for Migration Policy (Human Rights Watch, June 2018) [text]

The EU’s Answer to Migration is to Triple Funding for Border Management. Will This Do the Job? (CGD Blog, July 2018) [text]

Europe Tussles Over Migration Politics (Order from Chaos Blog, June 2018) [text]

Mediterranean Stand-Off: Why We Need to Move Beyond Crisis Thinking on Refugees (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

Statement of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Europe and Asylum (UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

This is What Western Europeans Think about Immigration and Religion (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

Reports & analysis:

Europe Pushes to Outsource Asylum, Again (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

The Evolution of the Immigration Debate: A Study of Party Positions Over the Last Half-Century (SSRN, May 2018) [text]

How the Future Asylum Reform Will Provide Solidarity and Address Secondary Movements (European Commission, June 2018) [text]

Migration: Commission Note Ahead of the June European Council (European Commission, June 2018) [text]

The Migration Challenge [What Think Tanks are Thinking] (EPRS, June 2018) [text]

"The Non-governmental Provision of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and the Abdication of State Responsibility," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Latest Articles, 20 June 2018 [open access]

Responsibility Drifting in the Sea – Search and Rescue Operations and the Dublin Regulation (EDAL, June 2018) [text]

We’re in This Boat Together: Time for a Migration Union, CEPS Policy Insights, no. 9 (Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (19 June 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (19 June 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

25 June 2018

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Opportunity:

CFP: Journal of Lesbian Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Lives That Resist Telling: Migrant and Refugee Lesbians." Submission deadline is 30 June 2018.

Publications:

European Court of Justice Bans Homosexuality Tests for Asylum Seekers (EJIL: Talk Blog, May 2018) [text]

Forced to Flee Her Home, Trans Activist Calls for Tolerance (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

France: National Court of Asylum Recognises Refugee Status to Venezuelan Applicant Fleeing Persecution on Grounds of Sexual Orientation (EDAL, April 2018) [text]

Guest Post: Preparing Asylum Claims Based on Sexual Identity (Free Movement Blog, May 2018) [text]

Human Rights Claims on the Basis of Homosexuality in Asylum Applications & Appeals (EIN Blog, May 2018) [text]

ICE’s Rejection of Its Own Rules is Placing LGBT Immigrants at Severe Risk of Sexual Abuse (Center for American Progress, May 2018) [text]

"The L.G.B.T. Refugees in Turkey Who Refuse to Be Forgotten," New Yorker, 14 June 2018 [text]

"Op-Ed: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum in the UK: Is ‘Discretion’ Ever a Choice?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 17 May 2018 [text]

Performing for Their Lives: LGBT Individuals Seeking Asylum (OUP Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Reform of the Common European Asylum System: Fifteen Recommendations from a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Perspective (SOGICA & Univ. of Sussex, May 2018) [text]

Taking Sexual and Gender Minorities Out of the Too-hard Basket (Humanitarian Advisory Group, June 2018) [text]
- See also related Devex article.

UNHCR Chief Calls for Solidarity with LGBTI Displaced (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (11 April 2018)

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22 June 2018

Thematic Focus: General

"Bringing Happiness into the Study of Migration and Its Consequences: What, Why, and How?," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 29 May 2018 [open access]

Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (World Bank, Junce 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Could a New UN Plan of Action Place IDPs on the Map? (Devex, June 2018) [text]

Dignity in Displacement: A Review of the Literature (ODI, June 2018) [text]

Doing Things Differently to Help Refugees and Their Host Communities (Voices: Perspectives on Development Blog, June 2018) [text]

Domesticating the Giant: The Global Governance of Migration (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2018) [text]

From the St Louis to the Aquarius: The History of Refugee Boats as Archipelagos of Misery (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

The Harsh Realities – and Hopeful Solutions – of Internal Displacement (Sustainable Cities Blog, June 2018) [text]

Isaacs Must Disavow US Migration Policy If He Wants to Lead IOM (IRIN, June 2018) [text]

Migration, from Global to Local, Geneva, 7 June 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video.

More Work Needed to Reduce the Vulnerability of Migrants during Emergencies (IOM Blog, June 2018) [text]

Nothing about Us without Us: Why Refugee Inclusion is Long Overdue (Refugees Deeply, June 2018) [text]

Quantifying Displacement and Mobility, Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration, no. 6 (IOM, June 2018) [text]

Refugee Routes Blocked for Reporters as Well (Reporters without Borders, June 2018) [text]

Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946–2017, Conflict Trends, no. 5 (PRIO, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The UNHCR Demographic Projection Tool: Estimating the Future Size and Composition of Forcibly Displaced Populations, UNHCR Statistical Technical Series, no. 1 (2018)

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (5 June 2018)

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Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (United States)

U.S. family separation policy:

As this post reported, Trump signed an executive order on 20 June 2018 that ended the separation of families at the border. However, many questions remain about what happens next. Here is an explainer from the NYT, CNN analysisand an update on where things stand from the Immigration Impact blog. This backgrounder provides more information about the Flores settlement. Check out The Guardian for live story updates on the family separation issue.

"About 500 Separated Immigrant Children Reunited with Families," CBS News, 22 June 2018 [text]

Child Migration from Central America: Just the Facts (CGD Blog, June 2018) [text]

Children Have Been Separated from Their Families for Generations – Why Trump’s Policy was Different (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

Flores Agreement: Trump’s Executive Order to End Family Separation Might Run Afoul of a 1997 Court Ruling (Vox, June 2018) [text]

"The Government Has No Plan for Reuniting the Immigrant Families It is Tearing Apart," New Yorker, 18 June 2018 [text]

"Hundreds of Children Separated from Their Parents and Secretly Flown to New York to Tackle Trump’s Immigration Crisis," The Independent, 21 June 2018 [text]

"The Mind-boggling Cost of Breaking up Migrant Families," New Republic, 20 June 2018 [text]

"The Office of Refugee Resettlement is Completely Unprepared for the Thousands of Immigrant Children Now in Its Care," New Yorker, 21 June 2018 [text]

"Trump Administration Asks Court to Alter Decree to OK Family Detention," Politico, 20 June 2018 [text]

Trump Executive Order Fails to End Abuses at U.S. Border (Refugees International, June 2018) [text]

Trump Finally Went Too Far (Slate, June 2018) [text]

"Trump's Family Separation Policy is as Damaging to America as Abu Ghraib," The Guardian, 20 June 2018 [text]

"What Does Trump’s Immigration Order Mean?," BU Today, 22 June 2018 [text]

Where Family Separation Began: A Case in El Paso Shows Flores is the Solution, Not the Problem (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

*"Why are Parents Bringing Their Children on Treacherous Treks to the U.S. Border?," New York Times, 22 June 2018 [text]

"Winners & Losers in Family Separation Trauma," VOA News, 20 June 2018 [text]

“Zero Tolerance” and the Detention of Children: Torture under International Law (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (22 June 2018)
- News: Trump to End Family Separation Policy (20 June 2018)
- News: More on U.S. Family Separation Policy (19 June 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

"After Fleeing War, Refugee Children Face Lasting Psychological Trauma," National Geographic, 20 June 2018 [text]

"Condemnation of Trump Migrant Children Policy Mounts in Europe," VOA News, 19 June 2018 [text]
- See also related Vox article.

Displaced - On the Road to Somewhere: Why Ending Violence against Children on the Move is Possible (World Vision, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

ECRE/ELENA Legal Note on Ageing Out and Family Reunification (ECRE, June 2018) [text]

Forgotten Futures: The Lives of Refugee Children in Urban Areas of Indonesia and Thailand (Save the Children, June 2018) [text]

"Increasing Understanding for Syrian Refugee Children with Empirical Evidence," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies:  An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 13, no. 1 (2018) [free full-text]

Measuring Impact through a Child Protection Index: Time 1 & Time 2 Studies, Kiryandongo and Adjumani Refugee Settlements, Uganda (UNHCR et al., June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Nowhere But Out: The Failure of France and Italy to Help Refugees and Other Migrants Stranded at the Border in Ventimiglia (Oxfam, June 2018) [text]

Shadows to Spotlight: Making Adolescents Visible in Already-Collected Data (Women's Refugee Commission, June 2018) [text]

"Syria: Refugee Parents’ Experiences and Need for Parenting Support in Camps and Humanitarian Settings," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies:  An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 13, no. 1 (2018) [ResearchGate]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (15 June 2018)

Tagged Publications.

21 June 2018

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Opportunity:

Call for contributions: The Positive Impact of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on the Economy, IDMC [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 July 2018.

Publications:

Are Refugees Located Near Urban Job Opportunities? An Analysis of Overlap Between Refugees and Major Urban Areas in Developing Countries, and Implications for Employment Opportunities and MNC Engagement (Center for Global Development & TENT, June 2018) [text]

Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy (SSRN, May 2018) [text]

"The Charities Integrating Asylum-seekers into the Workplace," WikiTribune, 6 June 2018 [text]

Countries Should Focus on Labour Market Policies to Help Refugees and Improve Coordinated Actions to Tackle Illegal Immigration (OECD, June 2018) [text]

Dispelling the Myth of Dependency (Inside Story, May 2018) [text]

How Migrants Who Send Money Home Have Become a Global Economic Force (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Immigrant Success Story: How Family-Based Immigrants Thrive in America (American Immigration Council, June 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Immigrants as Economic Contributors: Refugees are a Fiscal Success Story for America (National Immigration Forum, June 2018) [text]

"Macroeconomic Evidence Suggests That Asylum Seekers are Not a 'Burden' for Western European Countries," Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 6 (June 2018) [open access]
- See also related Nature article.

"Making Refugees Work? The Politics of Integrating Syrian Refugees into the Labor Market in Jordan," Middle East Critique, Latest Articles, 30 April 2018 [open access]

*Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets (World Bank, June 2018) [access]

On World Refugee Day, We Ask: Are We Counting All the Benefits That Resettlement Has Brought? (CGD Blog, June 2018) [text]

Refugees are a ‘Win-win-win’ Formula for Economic Development (Up Front Blog, June 2018) [text]


The Ripple Effect: Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement - Research Agenda and Call for Partners (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, June 2018) [text]
- Introduction to a new thematic series that "focuses on measuring the effects of internal displacement on the economic potential of IDPs, host communities and societies as a whole." The conceptual framework is set out in this document. IDMC's applied its new methodology for estimating lost productivity to an analysis of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

"A Self-reliance Model for Refugees," Washington Post, 18 June 2018 [text via RSC]

"A Surprising Global Economic Solution: Refugees," U.S. News & World Report, 20 June 2018 [text]

"Why Most Refugees Do Not Live in Camps," The Economist, 19 June 2018 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- New Issue of FMR (21 June 2018) - focuses on refugee economies.
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (31 May 2018)

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