NEW YORK (24 October 2016) – Migration governance cannot be only about closing borders and keeping people out, said two United Nations human rights experts calling on UN member states to develop long-term strategies and policies to facilitate rather than restrict migration. Read more >
Article | October 17, 2016 | Reece Jones | Migration Policy Institute
[Oct. 5, 2016] In 2015, borders and walls seemed to burst onto the global agenda in the context of migration and halting spontaneous movement. Countries as diverse as Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia announced or began work on new border barriers. Read more >
Article | October 17, 2016 | Samuel Granados, Zoeann Murphy and Kevin Schaul | Washington Post
A debate over extending the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a noisy centerpiece of this year’s presidential election. A journey from San Diego to Brownsville, Tex., offers an up-close view into what it would take to complete a barrier along the Rio Grande – and at the lives of those already divided. Read more >
Article | October 15, 2016 | Samuel Granados, Zoeann Murphy, Kevin Schaul and Anthony Faiola | Washington Post
Until the upheaval of 2015, Europe was home to the world’s most open frontiers. But within months, a messy effort to halt a mass flow of migrants fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan cascaded into the construction of more border fences than anywhere else on the globe. For the most part, the once-open door to Europe has closed.