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The invisible people

The invisible people
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They disappear from the media but not from reality. Mostly, they continue living in the country after their application is rejected, without any legal status. In the end, the only clear difference between accepted and rejected refugees and asylum seekers is that the latter have little or no chance of becoming integrated residents and are […]

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Pretending to care for migrants

Pretending to care for migrants
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This chain of events has a simple explanation. After national parliamentary elections earlier this year, Italy formed a new, far-right coalition government, which has closed ports as part of its initiative to reduce the flow of migrants into the country. Unsurprisingly, these developments have not been well received by the heads of other EU member […]

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Japan is opening its door to migrants

Japan is opening its door to migrants
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In June the government announced it would create a “designated skills” visa in order to accept 500,000 new workers by 2025, specifically in agriculture, construction, hospitality, nursing and shipbuilding. That even Japan has agreed to accept migrants suggests it may be the only solution for mature economies to maintain productivity growth. In this case the […]

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Childhood is not a crime

Childhood is not a crime
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Recently public indignation at the government policy related to the separation of migrant families in the United States has finally produced a result. President Trump signed an executive order June 20th declaring the continuation of such a policy is unacceptable. It would seem that this is the end of another scandalous and disturbing news cycle […]

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