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Migration Governance in South America: Where is the region heading?

By on August 4, 2017

By Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Leiza Brumat and Andrew Geddes Migration governance in South America seems to be in transition. Following recent interviews with key actors in in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador as part of the MIGPROSP project we identify three tendencies in migration policy: ‘retreat’, ‘inertia’ and ‘change’. Together, these tendencies suggest that policy development […]

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“Safe return review” refugee policy: counter-productive and morally indefensible

By on May 31, 2017

Exploring the government’s new refugee policy, Marcia Vera Espinoza, Clara Sandelind, and Brid Ni Ghráinne argue that the process could prove to be damaging in multiple ways, all while not benefitting anyone. They conclude that it will be difficult to enforce, it will erode social cohesion, and will render the processes of integration meaningless. Opposition has […]

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MIGPROSP PhD researchers’ thoughts ahead of The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance conference

By on May 24, 2017

By Laura Foley and Andrea Pettrachin As the two newest recruits to the MIGPROSP project, this is our first conference as part of the team and we are really looking forward to it. The programme for the conference, available here, is packed full of interesting papers and speakers and will make for two days of stimulating discussion. […]

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Argentina’s restrictive turn on migration: Trump’s first imitator in the Americas?

By on February 13, 2017

by Diego Acosta and Leiza Brumat Argentina’s history and national identity are inextricably linked to immigration. Indeed, between 1880 and 1930 the country was the world’s second largest recipient of migrants, behind only the US. The immigration policies of both nations were often aligned during the period. In 1902, for example, Argentina adopted a law facilitating […]

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How can global migration governance find innovative solutions in times of anti-immigrant sentiment?

By on December 19, 2016

by Marcia Vera Espinoza Earlier this month experts from around the world gathered at The Hague Institute for a two-day workshop on global migration governance as part of the Global Governance Reform Initiative (GGRI). The GGRI is a joint project between The Hague Institute, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation […]

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