Immigration Detention in Australia: A quick guide to the statistics – Parlinfo

Extract from an article by Janet Phillips,  Social Policy This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989-90. It updates the appendices of a more detailed Parliamentary Library research paper, Immigration detention in Australia (2013). The research paper includes an overview of the historical and political context surrounding mandatory immigration detention … [Read More] Immigration Detention in Australia: A quick guide to the statistics – Parlinfo

The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In this study we investigate the relationship between different definitions of national citizenship, sympathy for welfare recipients, and how this relation is mediated by attitudes towards immigrants. We make use of the 2008 wave of the Belgian Political Panel Survey 2006–11, in which over 4,800 18-year-old adolescents were questioned. The results demonstrate that an … [Read More] The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

NEW ISSUE: Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ)

Theme: ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable’ Aliens in Asylum and Immigration Law.”  Vol. 36, no. 1, March 2017 Contents: The Emperor’s New Clothing: National Responses to “Undesirable and Unreturnable” Aliens under Asylum and Immigration Law [full access @ 21 March 2017] “Undesirable and Unreturnable” in the United Kingdom Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants under French Law: Between Legal Uncertainty … [Read More] NEW ISSUE: Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ)

Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

ABSTRACT Successful resettlement of refugees depends both on individual resources and strategies of refugees and on the foundational principle to have the same rights as host communities. Stating the equality of rights is fundamental for the normative framework that determines refugee resettlement policy, and the state has an important responsibility in the clear articulation of … [Read More] Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

The Way Ahead: An asylum system without detention – Women for Refugee Women (UK)

Latest report, The Way Ahead, lays out how to build an asylum process which does not rely on detention. It explores the views and experiences of women refugees to show the harms of routine detention and the need to build a fairer and more humane asylum system, based on engagement rather than enforcement. The Way … [Read More] The Way Ahead: An asylum system without detention – Women for Refugee Women (UK)

In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

As the immediate pressures of the migration and refugee crisis have begun to abate in Europe, policymakers have refocused on two goals: anticipating and preventing the next crisis and ensuring that newcomers—and the communities in which they settle—have the tools to succeed. These two objectives are deeply interdependent, as a new report from the Migration … [Read More] In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

ABSTRACT This article explores how experiences of racialisation toward women who are resettled in Australia from Central African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect a colonial imaginary and a legacy of postcolonising dominance in Australia. Drawing on 18-months of ethnographic research, I describe how assumptions of difference, dirtiness, and savagery … [Read More] Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

Extract from an article by Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest Section Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 (the Bill) is to amend the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations) to: indefinitely preclude ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals’ (UMAs) including ‘transitory … [Read More] Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

As nations the world over struggle to accommodate, or stem, the flow of a record number of migrants, economists are trying to make sense of the surge in data on how both refugees and the communities they land in are impacted. More than 16 million new refugees sought homes around the globe in 2015, stoking a debate that … [Read More] How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Written by Rachel Landry (alumna of the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies), This research brief summarises the legal and policy findings from the RSC Working Paper no. 119, “The ‘humanitarian smuggling’ of refugees: criminal offence or moral obligation?” It outlines the concept of ‘humanitarian smuggling’, and then critiques smuggling prohibitions at the international … [Read More] Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

Identifying and addressing vulnerability: A tool for asylum and migration systems – Jointly developed by UNHCR and the IDC, with the support of the Oak Foundation.  Introduction – Extract This screening tool on identifying and addressing situations of vulnerability is a UNHCR and IDC collaboration intended to help guide and inform frontline workers and decision-makers on … [Read More] Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

Extract Seventeen refugees who made it to UK write letter calling for ‘safe, legal routes for young people to find protection’ A group of young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Britain as children have urged the government not to close the Dubs scheme to help unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution. In an open letter … [Read More] Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

Community Speakers Program – Asylum Seeker Centre

Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney, NSW The Community Speakers Program is one way in which we hope to inspire and inform the wider community about people seeking asylum. It has been developed in response to ongoing community organisation, school and group requests to learn more about how they can become involved and provide support.  It is … [Read More] Community Speakers Program – Asylum Seeker Centre

Are Refugees Good for the Economy? – Global Citizen

Extract Oxford professor Alexander Betts presents a radical idea wherein he shows how refugees can result in an economic boon for host countries. In 2015, when Angela Merkel triumphantly declared “Wir schaffen dass” or “We will manage”, it was intended to be a war cry to unite her fellow countrymen to accept her proposal to … [Read More] Are Refugees Good for the Economy? – Global Citizen

State of the Nation 2017: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia – RCOA

INTRODUCTION – Extract The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful integration of refugee communities. This report reflects what … [Read More] State of the Nation 2017: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia – RCOA

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