Wars often drive people from their homes. But in Iraq, a discretionary war, launched through deception by a rogue administration in search of good targets for "shock and awe", produced refugees with industrial efficiency.
Why do some brand those who enter or stay in the U.S. without proper papers as "illegals"? The usual answer is: "They broke the law." In this sense, though, most of us are "illegals" one way or another.
This is the inaugural post of a new series. We hope that this will broaden into a forum where people can share insights about international movements of people and the economic, social and political issues surrounding them.