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Migration Advice from Successful Immigrant Women

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

With migrants flooding Europe and the refugee crisis unfolding, we are worrying how they will cope. Is it feasible for any country to digest such a suddenly massive influx of so culturally different newcomers and sustain its own values?

Fact-Checking the Dominican Ambassador on Citizenship, Migration and Human Rights

France Francois | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
France Francois

Despite the millions spent by the Dominican government on public relations and lobbying firms, the facts cannot be spun to make the country look as if it's a successful model for documenting migrants and promoting human rights, as José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Ambassador to the United States, claimed in a recent article.

Adiós, Gigante: Our Saturday Afternoon Fever

Paz Zarate | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Paz Zarate

Some years ago, while living in Washington D.C., I realized that being Chilean was, among the Latino community, synonymous with being Don Francisco's compatriot (and no longer one of Pinochet's). And that this connection -- an infallible ice-breaker, even if the conversation turned into criticism of the show for its sexism or another reason -- generated a degree of fraternity.

A Crucial Moment to Address Global Migration

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Speckhard

It took the heartbreaking image of a drowned toddler lying on a beach in Turkey to finally wake the world to a humanitarian crisis that has been long brewing. We are at a "hinge" moment in history in which a number of factors are contributing to people on the move.

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more...

Europe's Refugee Crisis Spawns A Billion-Dollar Industry

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Europe's refugee crisis is not only an urgent humanitarian disaster, but has also spawned an incredibly lucrative industry. Refugees and migrants are...

Thousands Of Migrants And Refugees Finally Make It To Germany

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.06.2015 | World

BUDAPEST/MUNICH, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants and refugees streamed into Germany on Sunday, many traveling through Austria from Hungary w...

Germany Steps Up On Refugee Crisis As Rest Of EU Dawdles

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

A summer of tragedy in Europe is set to continue into fall, with Germany shaping up to be an important player in a crisis that's sending hundred...

Devastating Photos Show Thousands Trapped In Budapest Train Station

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

As European governments spar over how to address the rising number of migrants and refugees trying to enter the EU, some cities in the regio...

Damnatio Memoriae: Returning Mediterranean's Lost Migration History to Center Stage

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Today's global migration shift is not a new story in the Mediterranean. The controversy over unconditional birthrights dates back thousands of years.

German Soccer Fans Welcome Refugees Amid Ongoing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

As Europe faces the challenge of a wave of migration across its borders, with people fleeing violent conflict and terrorism looking for a better life...

Market crashes and Migration Linked by Hot Money Flows

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the migrants flooding into Europe captured August headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, all linked. Unprecedented flows of illicit money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants.

Greece Rescues 2,500 Migrants At Sea In Past 3 Days

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, par...

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not A Migrant Or Refugee Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Jeff Biggers

A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.

As Migrants Head North, Hungary Decries 'Humiliating' EU Policy

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

ROSZKE, Hungary, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Hungary called on Tuesday for more money from the European Union to handle a rising tide of migrants crossing the...

Artists Transform Heartbreaking Letters From Detained Migrants Into Gripping Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts

"I’m worried, because my daughter is losing weight, because she doesn’t eat," a single mother, detained at the Karnes Detention Center in...

European Union Approves Billions In Funding For Migrant Crisis

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday approved 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) of aid over six years for countries includin...

9 Refugees Share Personal Stories About Why They Fled To Germany

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche & Jan David Sutthoff | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

“Welcome, dear refugees; good to have you here.” That was the message of many of the 200 Germans from all strata of society whom HuffPost...

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

Anita Sinha | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Anita Sinha

While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children.

The New Environmental Refugee Crisis

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

The International Organization for Migration reported this week that over 1,900 migrants have lost their lives so far this year attempting to brave the perilous sea-journey from North Africa to Europe. It's a record death toll -- over double last year's numbers -- within the context of a record year of migration.

Map: Which States Illinoisans Moved to the Most

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

New research from Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) found that Illinois lost nearly 10,000 citizens between 2013 and 2014. This was the largest decline in absolute numbers of any state in the nation.

The Role of the EU Delegations in Saving Lives and Ensuring Security

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Seeking international protection, people from Syria and Eritrea, Niger, Mali, Libya, Somalia among others, are escaping their countries and embarking in hopeful journeys across the deadly Mediterranean' sea routes.

The Netherlands In A Hundred Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

When award-winning artist Ilvy Njiokiktjien was appointed as the Netherlands' "Photographer of the Nation" in 2013, she turned to the one event that e...

See the World Through Migrants' Eyes

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

The Thai government's clampdown has toppled one pillar of this grotesque smuggling infrastructure, but the edifice still stands and the smugglers will seek new ways to exploit desperate people.

Dozens Of Eastern European Women Lured To West For Sham Marriages Each Year

AP | SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had...