Tag: Migration

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

The European Union is operating in crisis mode with its migration policy by wrongly focusing on containment. Issues of migration and forced displacement have dominated public debate in EU member states for the third consecutive year. The feeling of having lost control over immigration weighs...

The US Role in Forced Migration from the Middle East

The US Role in Forced Migration from the Middle East

American foreign policy is at the root of forced migration from different parts of the world, and human rights advocates must address the problem at its heart. Human rights advocates and organizers working on immigrants’ rights in the United States must take a broader approach in our advocacy,...

Migration is Here to Stay

Migration is Here to Stay

Much of the policy discourse on migration continues to harp on its destabilizing effects without recognizing its transformative potential for the poor. Migration has been a recurring phenomenon throughout human history. Since time immemorial, man has perpetually been on the move in search of...

The Migrant Crisis… It’s the Economy, Stupid

The Migrant Crisis… It’s the Economy, Stupid

As long as global inequality exists, mass migration will continue to be fueled by war and economic woes. For the past 12 months, headlines over refugees and capsized boats have dominated the news agenda. The first month of 2016 was the deadliest January to date, counting casualties in the...

The World This Week: A New Age of Migration

The World This Week: A New Age of Migration

Millions are fleeing their homelands for their lives, and hundreds of millions are leaving ancestral villages for cities in search of better lives. Homo sapiens sapiens is the Latin name for the subspecies that human beings belong to. Apparently, this subspecies originated in East Africa and...

Remittances Play a Dual Role in Developing Economies

Remittances Play a Dual Role in Developing Economies

Remittances play a vital role in spurring economic development and providing financial assistance to those in need. Western Union’s distinct yellow and black signs litter small towns across America. One of their largest customer bases are migrants who regularly visit their local Western Union...

Harsh Times for Rural Migrants in Morocco

Harsh Times for Rural Migrants in Morocco

With high illiteracy rates in Morocco, rural migrants traveling to the big city are at risk of not finding a suitable job and ending up homeless. I live in an affluent, middle-class area of Casablanca with a number of fancy 4x4s and sports cars. People who live here clearly have money. If you...

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part III)

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part III)

Ashok Rao, a serial entrepreneur, discusses the Indian Diaspora and its past, present, and future in this three part series. To read part two, click here. III. Success and Future So what is the future for our diaspora? Well, the answer is not that simple and could most accurately be answered...

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part II)

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part II)

Ashok Rao, a serial entrepreneur, discusses the Indian Diaspora and its past, present, and future in this three part series. To read part one, click here. II. History of the Indian Diaspora  Let us a take a quick look at the Historical Evolution of the Indian Diaspora, which numbers around...

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part I)

The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future (Part I)

Ashok Rao, a serial entrepreneur, discusses the Indian Diaspora and its past, present, and future in this three part series.  When I was asked to write this article on the topic “The Indian Diaspora – Past, Present and Future,” I wondered what could I write that you, the reader, didn't...

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