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Fighting myths about immigration? Facts and evidence are not enough.

Fighting myths about immigration? Facts and evidence are not enough. Disinformation and hate speech about sensitive issues such as immigration have become a major challenge for democracies. In response, calls for more evidence based policy debates are growing. Drawing upon insights about how information is processed and how understandings about migration are formed Leila Hadj-Abdou […]

The twist and turns of asylum laws in Italy

The so-called “Salvini Decree” weighs heavily upon legal provisions concerning the right to asylum in Italy. And though many provisions of the Decree reflect a policy aimed at strongly restricting the number of persons taken in and granted asylum in Italian territory, the abolition of the residence permit on humanitarian grounds represents its heart. To […]

Migration and the ‘rise of the right’ in South America: Is there an increasing anti-immigration sentiment in the Southern Cone?

Recent decisions and actions of some governments of the ‘Southern Cone’ of South America have created major controversies and put the migration agenda in the spotlight. Chile decided not to sign the Global Compact for Migration (GCM)1 just a few hours before the Marrakesh Conference2 started. The new government of Brazil confirmed that the country […]

The Honduran Caravan: how did things get here, and what lies ahead?

By the time this blog entry is online, the largest contingent of what has been called the Honduran migrant caravan will be approaching Mexico City, having covered mostly on foot over 1.000 kilometers from the time it entered the Mexico-Guatemala border on 18 October. Much has been written about the caravan in the past couple […]