Arrest of Migrant Activist Puts Qatar in the Spotlight

May 31, 2021

Amnesty International recently called for the authorities to reveal the whereabouts of Malcolm Bidali, a Kenyan national who worked as a security guard in Qatar. According to Amnesty, he was “forcibly disappeared since 4 May, when he was taken from his labour accommodation for questioning...

Hosting Refugees and Migrants Is a Global Public Good

July 16, 2020

On June 20, we celebrated World Refugee Day. This was an opportune time for us all to pay attention to the challenge of forced displacement today. Strikingly, the world is facing the largest forced displacement crisis since World War II, with nearly 80 million people having fled their countries...

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Migrant Workers Are Being Overlooked

April 30, 2020

Up until April, the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore had largely been kept under control, to the extent that it was considered one of the best examples of pandemic response in the world. By speedily rolling out measures — including contact tracing, aggressive testing and isolating potential...

Immigrants Provide a Net Gain to the US

January 16, 2020

The coming to power of Donald Trump has reignited the debate on immigration and multiculturalism in the United States. His stringent policies and the efforts to slash both legal and illegal immigration to the US have been at the forefront of controversy since he took office in January 2017,...

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

July 15, 2019

It is surely no secret that a significant portion of the American electorate hopes that the national nightmare of the Trump administration will begin to end in November 2020. Beyond hoping, many have been moved to activism and active resistance. Not enough, but many. While there is not yet a...

Who’s Cheating on English Tests: Migrants or the UK Government?

April 26, 2019

The Guardian reveals a scandal that the author claims is bigger than Windrush in the degree of its injustice to immigrants. “About 34,000 foreign students have had their visas cancelled or curtailed and more than 1,000 people were forcibly removed from the UK as a result of the English language...

Migrant Caravan Highlights US Immigration Woes

November 26, 2018

Finding themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea, it is no surprise that thousands from the Northern Triangle resort to the treacherous journey to seek asylum in United States. The Central American migration crisis has reached new heights, with thousands of asylum seekers having...

Do You Know What It’s Like to Be an Immigrant in America?

November 21, 2018

Overnight, many of my friends have become great experts on the culture of my home country — a place they have never visited. When I was 5 years old, my Soviet teacher announced that America wanted to nuke us for our freedom, and that a missile could hit any moment. That day, I couldn’t focus...

Maduro’s Regime Is in Denial Over the Scale of Venezuela’s Migrant Crisis

If the exodus continues, the staggering amount of Venezuelan refugees spread throughout the Western Hemisphere could eclipse the total of 6 million that have fled from war in Syria. Numerous countries and regions across the globe are experiencing the consequences of mass migration waves due to...

The US Role in the Migrant Crisis

June 25, 2018

Washington must show compassion to the migrants at the US-Mexico border that its foreign policy had a hand in creating. Announcing the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, told the media, "I want to make it crystal clear...

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