More than 250 million people are moving around the world for different reasons, influencing the world’s economies, cultures, and politics.
For Migrants, Labels Matter
Different labels can affect migrants’ rights.
258 million people
live in a country in which they were not born.
Source: UN International Migration Report 2017
Migration is increasing, and migrants are spread unevenly around the world.
National Migration Policies
How do governments craft and justify their immigration policies?
The Lasting Effects of Emigration
Migration also affects those left behind.
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
Not all people forced from their homes cross national borders.
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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