What Is Migration?
Migration means different things for individuals, countries, economies, and the world.
For Migrants, Labels Matter
From “asylum” to “undocumented,” learn what these terms mean legally and politically.
National Migration Policies
U.S. immigration policy can show what influences a country’s response to migrants.
The Lasting Effects of Emigration
When migrants seek work abroad, what does their country of origin gain? And what does it lose?
Internally Displaced Persons: Migrants Who Do Not Cross a National Border
What happens to people who are forced from their homes but remain inside their own country?
How Migration Affects You
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The Global Detention Project
The Global Detention Project (GDP) is a nonprofit research center based in Geneva that investigates the use of immigration-related detention as a response to global migration.
Source: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
California Fruit Will ‘Die on the Vine’ After ICE Raids, Labor Warns
Anti-immigrant policies hurt not just immigrants but also the economy.
Source: Rogan Ward/Reuters
Climate Change ‘Will Create World’s Biggest Refugee Crisis’
Experts warn that refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable.
Source: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
Why Food Has Become a New Target for Nationalists
In Europe, immigrant-owned food stalls are fighting to survive.
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