24 August 2018

Admin: Summer Break

This blog will be quiet for a week or so.

20 August 2018

Regional Focus: Oceania

Event:

Lecture: The Movement of Peoples and Asylum Seekers in the Asia Pacific: A Human Rights Approach, Wellington, 23 August 2018 [info]

Publications:

"1600 Asylum Claims Could be Reopened Due to Poorly Drafted Regulation," The Guardian, 21 July 2018 [text]

"Australia Succeeds in Stopping Migrants but Many in Limbo," U.S. News & World Report, 18 July 2018 [text]

"Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy," New York Times, 21 July 2018 [text]

Boat ‘Turnbacks’ in Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 2001 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated July 2018) [text via APO]

"Embodying ‘Accidental Ethnography’: Staying Overnight with Former Bhutanese Refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand," Social & Cultural Geography, Latest Articles, 1 June 2018 [ResearchGate]

"Fact Check: Could Asylum Seekers Travelling from New Zealand Obtain a Visa on Arrival in Australia?," ABC News, 22 July 2018 [text]

Global Refugee Summit Breaks New Ground in International Advocacy: Report on Australian Advocacy in Geneva, June 2018 (Refugee Council of Australia, Aug. 2018) [text]

How Imagery and Media Coverage Influence Our Empathy for Strangers (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

"Inclusionary Policy and Marginalised Groups in Aoteaora/New Zealand Process, Impacts and Politics," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, Latest Articles, 21 June 2018 [open access]

Recent Changes to Australian Refugee Policy (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2018) [text]

Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers are Being Deported from Australia Despite Fears of Torture (The Conversation, Aug. 2018) [text]

Taiwan and Australia’s Refugee Treatment Deal (The Interpreter Blog, July 2018) [text]

Unregulated Population Migration and Other Future Drivers of Instability in the Pacific (Lowy Institute, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (6 July 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

United States

Administration Should Increase, Not Decrease, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Refugee Ceiling: New CMS Report Shows Refugees Successfully Integrate and Strongly Contribute to United States (Center for Migration Studies, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Crystalline Empowerment: Negotiating Tensions in Refugee Resettlement," Organization Studies, OnlineFirst, 24 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

"Donald Trump isn't Just Slashing the Refugee Quota, He's Dismantling the Entire Resettlement System," The Intercept, 15 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Eisenhower Signs Refugee Relief Act, Aug. 7, 1953," Politico, 7 Aug. 2018 [text]

*"Exclusive: Pentagon Raises Alarm about Sharp Drop in Iraqi Refugees Coming to U.S.," Reuters, 20 Aug. 2018 [text]

"From TripAdvisor, a Program to Help Refugees Get to Know the U.S.," New York Times, 31 July 2018 [text]

"Fulfilling U.S. Commitment to Refugee Resettlement: Protecting Refugees, Preserving National Security & Building the U.S. Economy Through Refugee Admissions," Texas A&M Law Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (2018) [full-text]

"'Miller is not deterred': Top Immigration Aide Pushing Cuts in Refugee Numbers," Politico, 2 Aug. 2018 [text]
- See also related NYT article.

"'My World Is Upside Down': Transnational Iraqi Youth and Parent Perspectives on Resettlement in the United States," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 16, no. 4 (2018) [ResearchGate]

“'There won't even be a paper trail': Has Stephen Miller Become a Shadow Master at the State Department?", Vanity Fair, 12 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Trump's Refugee Crackdown Plans Put Pompeo on the Spot," Politico, 8 Aug. 2018 [text]

*"US Elected Officials Call for More Refugees," VOA News, 15 Aug. 2018 [text]

The US Must Not Turn Its Back on Refugees (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2018) [text]

What a National Decline in Refugee Resettlement Looks Like for Wisconsin (WisCONTEXT, July 2018) [text]

Elsewhere

Event: Special Presentation by Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Refugees, Migrants and Integration, Sydney, 31 August 2018 [info]

Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 50, no. 2 (2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "Canada's Syrian Refugee Program, Intergroup Relationships and Identities."

Community-led Refugee Sponsorship: What Can Australia Learn from the UK Experience?, Sydney, 26 June 2018 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

How Refugees’ Trauma Became ‘Currency’ in Resettlement (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Introduction: Refugee Resettlement as Humanitarian Governance - Power Dynamics," Chapter in Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance (Berghahn Books, Aug. 2018) [free full-text]

Protecting Families and Facilitating Their Integration (Center for Migration Studies, July 2018) [text]

Refugees are Integrating Just Fine in Regional Australia (The Conversation, Aug. 2018) [text]

Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada (York University, Aug. 2018) [access]
- See also related news release.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (27 July 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States) (27 July 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 August 2018

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Empower Women and Girls and Gender as a Cross-Cutting Issue: Analytical Paper on WHS Self-Reporting on Agenda for Humanity Transformation 3D (ActionAid, Women's Refugee Commission & UN Women, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Gender Violence, Specialized Courts and Guatemalan Asylum Cases in the United States, Bellingham, WA, 18 Feb. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Gender-based Violence in Emergencies: Analytical Paper on WHS Self-Reporting on Agenda for Humanity Transformation 2D (UNFPA, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

How to Support Survivors of Gender-based Violence When a GBV Actor is Not Available in Your Area: A Step-by-step Guide for Humanitarian Practitioners (UNFPA, WHO & Unicef, Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Impact of the Conflict on Female-Headed Households in the North East (UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on Nigeria.

Is There a Safe Haven? Experiences of Female Ezidi Refugees in Fidanlik Refugee Camp, RLI Working Paper, no. 27 (Refugee Law Initiative, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Life on the Margins: The Experiences of Sexual Violence and Exploitation among Eritrean Asylum-seeking Women in Israel," BMC Women's Health, 18:135 (Aug. 2018) [open access]

Meeting the Needs of Women and Girl Migrants and Refugees in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: The Unique Role of Faith-Based Organizations (Center for Migration Studies, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Shifting Vulnerabilities: Gender and Reproductive Care on the Migrant Trail to Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:23 (July 2018) [open access]

Still at Risk: Restrictions Endanger Rohingya Women and Girls in Bangladesh (Refugees International, July 2018) [text]

Sustaining Results: A 9-month Post-deployment Impact Assessment of the Senior Protection Officer (SGBV) in Mahama Camp, Rwanda (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]

"Technology, Dead Male Bodies, and Feminist Recognition: Gendering ICT Harm Theory," Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 44, no. 1 (2018) [free full-text]
- See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (25 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2

Opportunity:

Webinar: Young Children in Refugee Families and Early Childhood Programs: Ways to Mitigate the Effects of Trauma, 29 August 2018 [info]

Publications:

"A Brief Introduction to the Multidimensional Intercultural Training Acculturation Model (MITA) for Middle Eastern Adolescent Refugees," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7) (July 2018) [open access]

"Experiences and Reflections of Somali Unaccompanied Girls on Their First Years in Sweden: A Follow-up Study after Two Decades," International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Early Cite, 25 May 2018 [open access]

"On Their Own Terms"- UNHCR's Youth Initiative Fund: Supporting Youth-led Protection (UNHCR, 2018) [text]

Protect Urban Refugee Children: Innovation Challenge Report (UNHCR, 2018) [text]

"Psychiatric, Epigenetic, Legal, and Public Health Challenges Facing Refugee Children: An Integrated Approach," Quinnipiac Law Review, vol. 36 (Forthcoming, 2018) [full-text]

"Recently Arrived Refugee Children: The Quality and Outcomes of Best Interests of the Child Assessments," International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 59 (July–Aug. 2018) [ResearchGate]

Research Handbook on Child Migration (Edward Elgar Publishing, Aug. 2018) [info]
- The introduction and first chapter are freely available.

"Unaccompanied and Separated Syrian Refugee Children: Case Study of a New Feature for Social Work Practice in Jordan," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 2 Aug. 2018 [postprint]
- Note: This text is under embargo until 1 Oct. 2020.

Uprooted in Central America and Mexico: Migrant and Refugee Children Face a Vicious Cycle of Hardship and Danger (Unicef, Aug. 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (U.S.) (13 Aug. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (23 July 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 August 2018

Thematic Focus: General

"Boats, Borders and Asylum: the Global Politics of Irregular Migration in Maritime Space," Impact, vol. 28, no. 4 (July 2018) [open access]

Displaced in Cities: Experiencing and Responding to Urban Internal Displacement Outside Camps (International Committee of the Red Cross, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Landscapes of Refugee Protection" Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 43, no. 3 (Sept. 2018) [free full-text]
- Compares treatment of asylum-seekers in Thailand vs. the UK (non-signatory Refugee Convention/Protocol country vs. signatory country).

The Linkages between Migration, Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development: Technical Report (FAO et al., Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related SDG Knowledge Hub article.

Prevention is the Best Migration Cure (Project Syndicate, Aug. 2018) [text]

Refugees and the City: The Twenty-first-century Front Line, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 2 (Center for International Governance Innovation, July 2018) [text]

"Refugees, Intolerance and Racism: Contemporary Reflections," Keynote presentation at 3rd Annual RLI Conference, 18-19 July 2018 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization 2018, UN Doc. No. A/73.1 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2018) [access]
- See also related UN News story.

"The Sociology of Refugee Migration," Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 44 (2018) [free full-text via author]

"The UN Eyes a World with Less US," The Nation, 30 July 2018 [text]

"US Puts New Limits on Foreign Aid Funded through the UN," IRIN, 13 Aug. 2018 [text]

"With Political Will, Global Community Could Solve Refugee Problem, Says Former UN Official," ABA Journal News, 7 Aug. 2018 [text]

 Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Open Access Round-up: 15 Aug. 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 July 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Child Migrants and Child Welfare: Toward a Best Interests Approach," Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 17 (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Economics of Immigration Reform," UC Davis Law Review, vol. 52 (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"From IIRIRA to Trump: Connecting the Dots to the Current US Immigration Policy Crisis," Journal on Migration and Human Security, 26 July 2018

"From Welcome Culture to Welcome Limits? Uncovering Preference Changes Over Time for Sheltering Refugees in Germany," PLoS ONE 13(8): e0199923 (Aug. 2018)

Journals:

for(e)dialogue, vol 2, no. 1 (2018)
- Special issue on "(Forced) Migration and Media."

Book chapters:

"Moral Involvement or Religious Scepticism? Local Christian Publications on Asylum Seekers," Chapter 10 in Contesting Religion: The Media Dynamics of Cultural Conflicts in Scandinavia (de Gruyter, July 2018)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Humanitarian Logistics Research for the Care of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A New Area of Research and a Research Agenda," Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Early Cite, 17 May 2018

Law Reviews

Articles:

"A Better Balance for Federal Rules Governing Public Access to Appeal Records in Immigration Cases," Hastings Law Journal, vol. 69 (Forthcoming 2018)

"The Immigration-Welfare Nexus in a New Era?," Lewis & Clark Law Review, vol. 22 (Forthcoming, 2018)

"The Law and Policy of Refugee Cities: Special Economic Zones for Migrants," Chapman Law Review, vol. 21, no. 2 (2018)

 "Redefining 'Particularly Serious Crimes' in Refugee Law," Florida Law Review Forum, vol. 69, no. 4 (2017)

Journals:

Roger Williams University Law Review, vol. 23, no. 2 (2018)
- Symposium issue on "Borders, Bans, and New Americans: Immigration Law in the Trump Administration."

Related post:
 - Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2018

Tagged Publications. 

13 August 2018

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

The Case against Branding Development Aid in Fragile States (CGD Blog, June 2018) [text]

Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action: GPC 2017 Review (Global Protection Cluster, July 2018) [text]
- "The four countries selected for the 2017 desk review are Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, and the Whole of Syria response. Additionally, the review contains three thematic articles that are based on the work and reflections of GPC Task Team members. The first one explores the link between hunger and protection; the second examines the severe protection risks associated with explosive remnants of war, and the last one looks at engagement with parties to conflict."

Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Return on Investment Study: Final Report (Action Contre la Faim France, CDAC Network & Start Network, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focused on programmes in Ethiopia and the Philippines.

Drawing on our Diversity: Humanitarian Leadership (Humanitarian Advisory Group, July 2018) [text]

Energy in Situations of Displacement, Policy Brief, no. 17 (UNHCR et al., 2018) [text]

The Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (UNHCR et al., July 2018) [text]
- See also info about and documents from the launch event for the global plan.

"Humanitarian Logistics Research for the Care of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A New Area of Research and a Research Agenda," Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Early Cite, 17 May 2018 [open access]

Learning Stream: Navigating the Nexus - Topic 1: The “Nexus” Explained (ICVA, Aug. 2018) [text]

The Problems with Celebrity Humanitarians (Humanitarian News Research Network, July 2018) [text]

Reduce and Address Displacement: Analytical Paper on WHS Self-Reporting on Agenda for Humanity Transformation 3A (OCHA, July 2018) [text]

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector (UK House of Commons, July 2018) [access]
- Follow link for summary and full report.

Shelter & Settlements: The Foundation of Humanitarian Response, Strategy 2018-2022 (Shelter Cluster, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Why Access to Energy Can Empower Refugees (Chatham House, Aug. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (13 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (U.S.)

News & developments:

"The Government Has Decided That Hundreds of Immigrant Parents are Ineligible to be Reunited with Their Kids. Who Are They?," New Yorker, 26 July 2018 [text]

ICE Agents Pressured Parents to be Deported with their Children — Then Separated Them Again When They Refused (Vox, July 2018) [text]

"Judge Asks Tough Questions on Deportation of Reunited Families," Courthouse News Service, 8 Aug. 2018 [text]

Your Questions about the Family Separation Crisis at the Border, Answered (Vox, Aug. 2018) [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Families at the Border are Reunited Briefly, If at All (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

The Family Reunification Deadline Passed. What’s Next for Separated Families? (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2018) [text]

Family Separation, Harsh Enforcement Tactics Do Not Deter Migration (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

It’s Time to Relaunch an Improved Central American Minors Program (Niskanen Center Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

Just Following Orders: Overdue Oversight and Unanswered Questions on Family Separations (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

Lawyers Defending Immigrant Children in Detention are Relying on a Court Case from the 80s (The Conversation, Aug. 2018) [text]
- Discusses the Flores settlement.

Trump’s Muslim Ban is Forcing Some Americans to Move to War-Torn Countries to Reunite with Their Families (Huffington Post, Aug. 2018) [text]

US: Separated Families Report Trauma, Lies, Coercion (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

Why It’s Hard to Hold Contractors Accountable for the Suffering of Immigrant Children (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Child Migrants and Child Welfare: Toward a Best Interests Approach," Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 17 (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

Fact Sheet on Family Separation for Asylum Seekers (CLINIC, Aug. 2018) [text]

"For Vulnerable Immigrant Children, A Longstanding Path to Protection Narrows," Migration Information Source, 25 July 2018 [text]

The Separation of Immigrant Families: Historical Anecdotes (Center for Migration Studies, July 2018) [text]

What is Behind the Sudden Surge of Child Migrants? The Case of the Northern Triangle and Mexico (SSRN, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (23 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Audiovisual:

Nationalism, Refugee Protection, and Migration Policy, New York, 2 May 2018 [info]
- Scroll down to access videos.

"The Port of Entry," NPR's Latino USA, 31 July 2018 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Separated Children, Zero Tolerance and the Border," Tempest Tossed, 23 July 2018 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Reports:

Beyond Family Separation: Trump’s Ongoing War on Asylum, Explained (Vox, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Brett Kavanaugh and the Case of the Brazilian Gauchos," Notice & Comment, 24 July 2018 [text]
- Source is a blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.

A Cautionary Tale: The United States Follows Hungary’s Dangerous Path to Dismantling Asylum (UUSC, July 2018) [text]

Changes to the Temporary Protected Status Program in the United States,  RRSC Project Report, no. 8 (Univ. of Vermont, Aug. 2018) [text]

“Come Back Later”: Challenges for Asylum Seekers Waiting at Ports of Entry (WOLA, Aug. 2018) [text]

Exclusive: Trump’s Travel Ban is Supposed to Make Exceptions for Worthy Cases. A New Lawsuit Alleges It Isn’t (Vox, July 2018) [text]

"How Trump Radicalized ICE," The Atlantic (Sept. 2018) [text]

"Stephen Miller is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle," Politico Magazine, 13 Aug. 2018 [text]

Stepped Up Illegal-Entry Prosecutions Reduce Those for Other Crimes (TRAC, Aug. 2018) [text]

Journal articles:

"A Better Balance for Federal Rules Governing Public Access to Appeal Records in Immigration Cases," Hastings Law Journal, vol. 69 (Forthcoming 2018) [full-text]

"From IIRIRA to Trump: Connecting the Dots to the Current US Immigration Policy Crisis," Journal on Migration and Human Security, 26 July 2018 [open access]

"The Immigration-Welfare Nexus in a New Era?," Lewis & Clark Law Review, vol. 22 (Forthcoming, 2018) [full-text]

"Redefining 'Particularly Serious Crimes' in Refugee Law," Florida Law Review Forum, vol. 69, no. 4 (2017) [full-text]
- See also related comment which was also posted on the Florida Law Review Forum.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (11 Aug. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

11 August 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

"Ahead of Midterms, Trump Hits a Wall in Efforts to Curb Illegal Immigration," Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Deported Asylum-Seekers Brought Back on Angry Judge's Orders," NPR, 9 Aug. 2018 [text]

Findings of Credible Fear Plummet Amid Widely Disparate Outcomes by Location and Judge (TRAC, July 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post and NYT article.

Groups Challenge Trump Administration’s Attacks on Asylum Protections (ACLU, Aug. 2018) [text]

*"Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates," New York Times, 9 Aug. 2018 [text]
- See also related explainer on "chain migration."

"Retired Federal Judges Offer to Help Immigration Case Backlog," CNN, 26 July 2018 [text]

"Trump Admin was Warned a Policy Change Could Strengthen MS-13. They Did It Anyway," CNN, 25 July 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Applying for a Green Card While Asylum is Pending: Marriage to a U.S. Citizen (The Asylumist, Aug. 2018) [text]

Cities, States Resist — and Assist — Immigration Crackdown in New Ways (Pew's Stateline Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

DHS Spins the Border Numbers… Again (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

DHS to Restart Deportation Cases for Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants (Immigration Impact, Aug. 2018) [text]

Grace v. Sessions–Suing to Stop Shutting Down Asylum Claims at the Border (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

The Justice Department Finds 'No Responsive Records' to Support a Trump Speech (Lawfare Blog, July 2018) [text]

Law and Border (Niskanen Center Blog, July 2018) [text]

The State of US Immigration Policy and How to Improve It (Brookings Now Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

When the Counter-Terrorism Unit Comes Calling (The Asylumist, Aug. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (24 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (Matter of A-B-) (24 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

10 August 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Dangerous Exit: Who Controls How Syrians in Lebanon Go Home (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2018) [text]

Destination Europe: Misery and Misunderstandings, Part 1 (IRIN, July 2018) [text]
- Focuses on Libya.

"Egypt: Migration and Diaspora Politics in an Emerging Transit Country," Migration Information Source, 8 Aug. 2018 [text]

Intention Survey Overview (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Jordan.

IOM Voluntary Humanitarian Returns Continue in Libya as Number of Detained Migrants Soars (IOM, Aug. 2018) [text]

Iraqi Returnees from Europe: A Snapshot Report on Iraqi Nationals Upon Return in Iraq (IOM, Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Joint Vulnerability Assessment (WFP & UNHCR, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Syrians in Iraq.

"Migrants' Return to Libya by Italian Boat Could Breach International Law – UN," The Guardian, 31 July 2018 [text]

Q&A: Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Demands Action (Open Society Foundations, July 2018) [text]

‘Refugee Does Not Define Us’: Finding Community in Exile in Jordan (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Refugees Have Become a Pawn in the Struggle for Syria," The Economist, 2 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Trump Administration Seeks to Withhold Millions in Aid to Palestinians," Foreign Policy, 10 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians," Foreign Policy, 3 Aug. 2018 [text]
- See also related The Conversation post.

"Trump Cuts Cause 250 Job Losses at UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees," The Guardian, 25 July 2018 [text]

"La UNRWA y los Refugiados de Palestina: Proteccion Desarrollo Humano en el Contexto de las Crisis de Refugiados en el Proximo Oriente," Chapter 1 in Refugiados en Movimiento: Retos Políticos, Legales y Sociales en Tiempos de Inestabilidad = Refugees on the Move: Political, Legal and Social Challenges in Times of Turmoil, Focus on International Migration, no. 5 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018) [text]

Why are Migrants from the Horn Flocking to War-torn Yemen? (African Arguments, Aug. 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (31 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (18 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

09 August 2018

New Issues of Afr. Geog. Rev., Cling. Spect., for(e)dialogue, Humanit. Exch., IJMBS, Intl. Migr., JEMS, Ref. Watch, Rts. in Exile News., Rog. Will. Law Rev., VOICE Out Loud

African Geographical Review, vol. 37, no. 2 (2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "21st Century Displacement and Forced Migration in Africa: Emerging Contexts, Causes and Consequences."

Clingendael Spectator, vol. 72, no. 4 (2018) [full-text]
- Focus is "EU's Migration (Mis)management?"

for(e)dialogue, vol 2, no. 1 (2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "(Forced) Migration and Media."

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 72 (July 2018) [full-text]
- Focus of this issue is "Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian crises."

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 4, no. 3 (2018) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on the EU's border control regime and another on the EU's policies re. anti-migrant smuggling. A third article focuses on "The human rights of smuggled migrants and trafficked persons in the UN global compacts on migrants and refugees."

International Migration, vol. 56, no. 4 (Aug. 2018) [contents]
- Features two sub-sections, one on "Migration and Social Class," the other on "Migration Intentions." Four articles are open access and one is free full-text.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 10 (2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "Researching the International Organization for Migration."

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 11 (2018) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two on child asylum-seekers (both are open access).

Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 50 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, including “Borders of Labour and Refugee Economies” and “Commentary: Need of a Gender Centric Approach under Resettlement Policy.”

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 94 (July 2018) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Roger Williams University Law Review, vol. 23, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]
- Symposium issue on "Borders, Bans, and New Americans: Immigration Law in the Trump Administration."

VOICE Out Loud Newsletter, no. 27 (May 2018) [full-text]
- Issue focus: "Have We Forgotten the Lake Chad Basin?"

Tagged Periodicals.

08 August 2018

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Attitudes Towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Italy (More in Common, Social Change Initiative & Ipsos, July 2018) [text]
- See also related Refugees Deeply article.

"Une Difficile Convergence: La Coopération Franco-allemande durant la Crise des Réfugiés," Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales, vol. XIX (2018) [full-text]

"From Welcome Culture to Welcome Limits? Uncovering Preference Changes Over Time for Sheltering Refugees in Germany," PLoS ONE 13(8): e0199923 (Aug. 2018) [open access]

Greece: Inhumane Conditions at Land Border (Human Rights Watch, July 2018) [text]

Mind the Gap? Looking into Restrictionism of Elites and the Public on Integration and Border Policy towards Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Denmark, Working Paper, no. 196 (CCIS, posted July 2018) [text]

"Moral Involvement or Religious Scepticism? Local Christian Publications on Asylum Seekers," Chapter 10 in Contesting Religion: The Media Dynamics of Cultural Conflicts in Scandinavia (De Gruyter, July 2018) [open access]

*National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IOM, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Ukraine.

"Refugees' Reception in Italy: Past and Present of a Humanitarian Crisis," Chapter 6 in Refugiados en Movimiento: Retos Políticos, Legales y Sociales en Tiempos de Inestabilidad = Refugees on the Move: Political, Legal and Social Challenges in Times of Turmoil, Focus on International Migration, no. 5 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018) [text]

*Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia in 2017 (Belgrade Center for Human Rights, 2018) [text via UNHCR]

Tipping the Scales: Access to Justice in the Asylum System (Refugee Action, July 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (8 Aug. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Europe Fails Refugees and Migrants in the Central Mediterranean (Amnesty International, Aug. 2018) [text]

The Deadly Ripple Effect of Harsh Immigration Policies (openDemocracy, July 2018) [text]

Destination Europe: Misery and Misunderstandings, Part 2 (IRIN, July 2018) [text]

"Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism," Foreign Policy, 1 Aug. 2018 [text]

“European Xenophobia Reflects Racial Diversity, Not Asylum Applications,” The Economist, 25 July 2018 [text]

Pushing the Boundaries: Insights into the EU’s Response to Mixed Migration on the Central Mediterranean Route (International Rescue Committee, July 2018) [text]

Recommendations for Humane Return Policies in Europe (JRS Europe et al., July 2018 [text]

Refugiados en Movimiento: Retos Políticos, Legales y Sociales en Tiempos de Inestabilidad = Refugees on the Move: Political, Legal and Social Challenges in Times of Turmoil, Focus on International Migration, no. 5 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018) [text]
- Includes seven chapters; most focus on Europe.

UNHCR Sounds Alarm as Mediterranean Sea Deaths Pass 1,500 Mark (UNHCR, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Where Europe’s Migrants Are," Politico, 2 Aug. 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 July 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (26 July 2018)

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07 August 2018

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (United States)

"Despite Trump’s Draconian Policies, Refugees Continue Boosting New York’s Rust Belt Economy," CNBC, 10 July 2018 [text]

"The Economics of Immigration Reform," UC Davis Law Review, vol. 52 (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

"GDP and Refugees: An Economic Argument for Accepting Refugees," Marriott Student Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

"Gone to Texas: Migration Vital to Growth in the Lone Star State," Southwest Economy, First Quarter 2018 [text]

"Migrant Networks Boost Trade: Evidence from the Vietnamese Boat People," The Economic Journal, vol. 128, no. 612 (July 2018) [abstract]
 - See also related VoxEU article.

Sessions Rescinds DOJ Guidance on Refugees, Asylum Seekers' Right to Work (The Hill, July 2018) [text]

Temporary Protected Status and Immigration to the United States (SSRN, June 2018) [text]

"Will Economic Boom Complicate Curbing Immigration?," AP News, 3 Aug. 2018 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (7 Aug. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

Assessing the Needs of Refugees for Financial and Non-Financial Services – Jordan (MicroFinanza et al., July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related summary.

Beyond Cash: Making Markets Work in Crisis (Mercy Corps, April 2018) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for brief and full report.

Decent Work for Whom? Economic Integration of Refugees and Other Foreign Nationals in the Middle East, Briefing Paper, no. 9 (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2018) [text]

"GDP and Refugees: An Economic Argument for Accepting Refugees," Marriott Student Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

The Jordan Compact Would Work Better If We Listened to Refugees (Refugees Deeply, July 2018) [text]

"The Law and Policy of Refugee Cities: Special Economic Zones for Migrants," Chapman Law Review, vol. 21, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

Lending to Refugees: How the Wisdom of the Crowd Proves Banks Wrong (Refugees Deeply, July 2018) [text]

Migrants Malta Does Not Want are Powering Its Economy (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2018) [text]

National Refugee Resettlement Forum 2018, Wellington, 15-16 May 2018 [access]
- This year's theme was "Self-sufficiency – Sustainable and Meaningful Employment: Realising Opportunities for Refugees and Employers." Follow link for programme and a selection of presentations.

Nationalism, Immigration, and Economic Success (Project Syndicate, July 2018) [text]

Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context: The Economic Consequences of Refugee Return, GLM/LIC Policy Brief, no. 25 (Institute of Labor Economics, Aug. 2018) [text]
- Focuses on Burundi.

Self-reliance in Kalobeyei? Socio-Economic Outcomes for Refugees in North-West Kenya (Refugee Studies Centre, Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tailor Made: How Syrian Refugee Women are Finding Their Own Way to Join the Jordanian Economy (Oxfam, Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economics Aspects (17 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 2 (Asia)

Seminars:

Children of ‘Cross Border Marriages’ and Nationality in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Melbourne, 9 August 2018 [info]

The Lived Experiences of Children of Transnational Migrants in Lombok, Indonesia, Melbourne, 23 August 2018 [info]

Publications:

Blood, Soil and Paper: Thailand’s Mission to Reduce Statelessness (The Conversation, Aug. 2018) [text]
- See also this explainer on the IRC web site and related comments on The Conversation and The Interpreter blog.

Floating Identities: Exclusion and Statelessness among Minority Populations in Cambodia, Paper presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018 [text]

"How Effective is the United Nations in Dealing with Statelessness?," Global Affairs Review, 13 March 2018 [text]
- Includes focus on the Rohingya.

The Responsibility to Prevent: Statelessness, Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, Paper presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018 [text]
- Includes focus on the Rohingya.

The Rohingya in South Asia: People without a State (Routledge, July 2018) [info]
- See also earlier articles in Refugee Watch related to chapter 6 (scroll to p. 53) and chapter 7 (scroll to p. 76).

Saving Newborn Rohingya from a Legal Abyss (Open Society Foundations, Aug. 2018) [text]

"UN Urges India Not to Strip Millions of People of Their Rights," VOA News, 1 Aug. 2018 [text]

Related post:
- Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1 (7 Aug. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1

Event & opportunities:

CFP: Statelesssness and Citizenship Review [info]
- Contributions sought for inaugural issue of this new Open Access journal. Submission deadline is 1 September 2018.

*Seminar: Is Mr Pham a Vietnamese National? Citizenship Deprivation and Foreign Nationality Law in Municipal Courts, Melbourne, 6 September 2018 [info]

CFP: World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion, The Hague, 26-28 June 2019 [info]
- Submit proposals by 15 October 2018.

Publications:

Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in EU Member States: Key Trends and Issues (EPRS, July 2018) [text]

All about the SDGs (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, July 2018) [access]
- Two new booklets on Sustainable Development Goals; one is for statelessness actors, the other is for development actors.

*The Appalling Mistreatment of a Stateless Human Rights Activist, Barriers to British Citizenship, and the Power to Bring Change (ENS Blog, July 2018) [text]

The Campaign to End Statelessness: July 2018 Update (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]

Denaturalization, Explained: How Trump Can Strip Immigrants of Their Citizenship (Vox, July 2018) [text]

Home Office Unlawfully Nullifies British Citizenship in Hundreds of Cases (Free Movement Blog, July 2018) [text]

In Praise of the 1961 Statelessness Convention (ENS Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Putting people first": Statelessness at the 2018 UNHCR NGO Consultations (ENS Blog, July 2018) [text]
- See also related Consultations discussion paper.

A Rights-based Approach to Addressing Statelessness (ENS Blog, July 2018) [text]
- Note: Access to the thesis referenced in this post is under embargo until 5 July 2020.

Statelessness in Numbers: 2018 - An Overview and Analysis of Global Statistics (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, July 2018) [text]

"Stripping Naturalized Immigrants of Their Citizenship isn’t New," Smithsonian Magazine, 24 July 2018 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1 (2 July 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 2 (2 July 2018)

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03 August 2018

Regional Focus: Americas

Bloody Uprising in Nicaragua Could Trigger the Next Central American Refugee Crisis (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

"Canada Has Its Own Ways of Keeping Out Unwanted Immigrants," The Atlantic, 12 July 2018 [text]

Extortion Drives Displacement of Victims and Perpetrators Alike in Honduras (InSight Crime, Aug. 2018) [text]

"'If I go back they'll kill me': Nicaraguan Dissenters Flee South to Survive," The Guardian, 29 July 2018 [text]

"Invisible War: Central America’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis," Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. XXIV, no. II (Spring/Summer 2018) [full-text via MSF]

Migration Trends in the Americas: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (IOM, April 2018; posted Juy 2018) [text]

Peacetime Planning: The Question of Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil, Paper presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018 [text]

Responding to an Exodus: Venezuela's Migration and Refugee Crisis as Seen from the Colombian and Brazilian Borders (Washington Office on Latin America, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Steps Up Its Response as Thousands Flee Violence in Nicaragua (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]

The Venezuelan Exodus: Placing Latin America in the Global Conversation on Migration Management (LSE Latin America & Caribbean Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Venezuelans Fleeing to Trinidad Expose Cracks in Island Refugee Policy," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 23 July 2018 [text]

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

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement

Opportunity:

CFP: Getting to 2030: Forced Displacement and Sustainable Development, Geneva, 18 October 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 31 August 2018.

Publications:

Can Human Development Turn the Tide on Internal Displacement? (HDialogue Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Elephant in the Room: As Governments Gathered in New York to Discuss Progress Towards Sustainable Development, Many Omitted Internal Displacement (IDMC Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Framing Policy-Relevant Research on IDPs: The GP20 Process," Keynote presentation at Special IDP Workshop on Revitalising IDP Research, London, 20 July 2018 [access]
- Scroll down for podcast.

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven’t Heard about (Africa in Transition Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

New HELP Course on Internal Displacement Available on the HELP Online Platform (Council of Europe, July 2018) [info]

Operational Review of UNHCR’s Engagement in Situations of Internal Displacement: Final Report (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related discussion paper prepared for a side event at the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs.

Panel Discussion on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Commemoration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, Geneva, 26 June 2018 [text]
- Follow link for report; video is available via UN Web TV. See also the AHC's statement.

Shared Responsibilities and the Problem of Internal Displacement, Paper presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018 [text]
- Note: The author's book, Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality, will be published in November.

UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 27-29 June 2018 [info]
- Three thematic sessions were held on internal displacement: 1) Addressing protracted internal displacement and driving solutions, 2) Promoting national responsibility for prevention, responses and solutions to internal displacement: the value of laws and policies, and 3) Strengthening the evidence base on internal displacement (links lead to discussion papers). See also related JIPS news story.

Update on UNHCR’s Engagement with Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. EC/69/SC/CRP.9, 72nd Standing Committee of EXCOM, Geneva, 20-21 June 2018 [text]
- See also related remarks. Note: UNHCR is in the process of updating its IDP policy and plans to issue it by the end of 2018. See more info in this discussion paper.

Related posts:
- News: New Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement (16 May 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (3 May 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.