More than 250 million people are moving around the world for different reasons, influencing the world’s economies, cultures, and politics.
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.
258 million people
live in a country in which they were not born.
Source: UN International Migration Report 2017
Understand where migrants come from, where they settle, and why.
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?
The value of remittances to developing countries compared to that of official foreign assistance.
Source: World Bank
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?
Migration Module Assessment
Questions to check your understanding.
Migration Reading List
Supplemental readings and other resources.
How Migration Affects You
Source: Hani Amara/Reuters
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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