There are many different motives for people to leave their homeland. In numerous instances, there’s a lack of understanding accorded to them and a lack of respect for people who immigrate. What’s more, the absence of solutions to problems and models to foster the integration of immigrants contributes to these problems becoming increasingly acute. Join our discussion of the next step to a better future, and send us your ideas on the subject of migration!
Although Europe has imposed a much stricter refugee policy in recent months, the European Commission revealed new plans this week to resettle more refugees than ever before.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, in 2010, out of…More →
While Lampedusa often gets a lot of attention for its having to deal with migrants, its neighbor, Malta, often has to bear a similar brunt as well. Malta, a small EU nation of 400,000 people about 90 kilometers south of Sicily.…More →
Last week, 14 North African migrants were picked up by an Italian boat 30 miles off the coast of Lampedusa and 90 miles off the coast of Malta. Initially the Italian authorities refused to send any officers to the location…More →
In a recent meeting of EU justice ministers in Stockholm, the European Justice Commissioner, Jacques Barrot (pictured), said that the EU is seeking new negotiations with Turkey and Libya to try to curb illegal immigration into Europe.
The commissioner told…More →
According to The Associated Press, the UN High Commission for Refugees said yesterday that Eritrean refugees were “mistreated by the Italian navy when it intercepted them in the Mediterranean,” off the coast of Lampedusa.
Ron Redmond, the UNHCR’s spokesman, said that…More →
Since earlier this month, the migration holding site at Lampedusa has been entirely emptied. Yes, astonishingly, the same location that once held 1,800 migrants has been entirely devoid of anyone being held at the center.
According to an account earlier this month…More →
Since their humble beginnings in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, taco trucks have long become a culinary staple of California and increasingly of the entire United States. They offer up cheap food (almost always selling nothing that costs more…More →
Yesterday, Italy’s lower parliamentary chamber, the Camera dei Deputati passed a bill that made it a crime to enter or stay in Italy illegally. (Isn’t the entire definition of illegal immigration that it’s, erm, illegal?)
In any case, Premier Silvio Berlusconi and…More →
Just as we discussed earlier in the week, with Japan sending Peruvians and Brazilians home, so too are many immigrants in Western Europe heading back to their points of origin.
The New York Times reports that many Eastern Europeans who had come…More →
Back in 2003, The New York Times reported that Japan needs more immigrants, as its society was rapidly aging and not producing enough children. The newspaper reported that demographers say that by 2050, the population of Japan will be cut by…More →