Issue 19 July 3, 2017
The Immigrant Journey, published weekly by Batara Immigration Law, is a hand-picked collection of top news, blog posts, and resources from around the web. Our goal is to provide you with an overview of issues faced by immigrants and their families – without the noise and fluff of the internet – in the fast moving world of immigration law and politics.
In this edition, I have focused on the plight of refugees. For those of us living in the United States, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our independence - a condition unknown to many trapped in violence, chaos, and tragedy.
Forcibly sending refugees back to an unsafe country violates international laws.
How would you react if you saw Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, walking with no shoes?
As the courts debate the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries, refugees living in the US speak out.
This primer looks at the integration of migrants and refugees, and introduces key concepts, data sources and policy debates around integration and diversity.
An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.
"It's coming at us faster than we thought." The coastal zone population is going to be overwhelming. Far more people are going to be living on far less land, and land that is not as fertile and habitable and sustainable as the low-elevation coastal zone.
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have returned to the country so far this year amid fresh hope for lasting ceasefires. However, the U.N. warns that conditions for refugees to return safely are not in place.
As the U.S.-raised daughter of Syrian immigrants, Dunya Habash thought she knew about refugees. But a trip to Jordan’s Zaatari camp challenged the false impressions she had prior to arrival, and reinforced the importance of context in order to tell complete stories.
The “forced returns” are occurring as the global system set up after World War II to protect refugees is fraying. Nearly 900 Nigerian refugees — mostly children — were rounded up and sent in trucks back to a Nigerian city that lacks food and water and where many homes have been bombed into rubble.
'As followers of Jesus, we need to stand ready to embrace those who arrive in our cities and neighborhoods,' writes Kathy Sharp, a former International Mission Board missionary. She outlines seven ways to welcome refugees and 'impact their hearts and lives for the Gospel.
The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has released a far-reaching report, “Fulfilling U.S. Commitment to Refugee Resettlement,” that offers critical recommendations for resettling refugees.