Top 10 Migration Issues of 2013
The year 2013 was one full of developments—policy-oriented and otherwise—on the immigration front: from Europe wrestling with migration management challenges thrown into relief after a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa to the ever-widening Syrian humanitarian crisis and the United States seemingly on the cusp of enacting landmark reform only for the year to draw to a close without action. In the Migration Information Source's annual Top 10 migration developments of the year, we've invited Migration Policy Institute researchers to examine key issues of 2013.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2012
The 2012 Top 10 was framed with an eye to the emerging trends rolling into the new year: Syria remaining the humanitarian crisis to watch; Greece’s far-right party Golden Dawn jolting public attention by gaining a first-ever electoral foothold in Parliament in 2012 even as far-right nationalist parties elsewhere may be muting the anti-immigration message in their platforms; and significant challenges ahead for EU Member States and the European Commission, not only relating to Schengen and the Common European Asylum System but also a more concerted humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis affecting Europe’s neighbor, Turkey. MPI experts analyze these and other pressing concerns of 2012 in this issue of the Migration Information Source's Top 10.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2011
In the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2011, MPI policy analysts look back at the dominant and emerging global migration developments and trends that occurred during the year. The articles span the effect of the Arab Spring to the faltering economic recovery and debt crisis in Europe; the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment and radical-right political parties; mounting criticism related to immigrant detention in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; and more.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2010
In major migration developments in 2010, the year began with major internal population displacement resulting from a devastating earthquake in Haiti and ended with Greece's call to Frontex for help on the Greek-Turkish border. During the months in between, Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration and elections in Europe were among the significant developments of the year on migration. These topics, plus the latest on how the Great Recession affected migrants around the world, are all covered in the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2010.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2009
With the global recession touching so many facets of life, the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2009 assesses the various ways in which the economic meltdown has shaped migrants' lives and pushed countries to adapt their policies. The Top 10 issue also focuses on migration-related events that made headlines around the world, such as the bulldozing of the Calais "jungle," as well as the less visible ones, such as Brazil's legalization of Bolivian migrants.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2008
The seismic changes in the global economy that took place in 2008 will affect international migration patterns, in obvious and less obvious ways. One thing is clear: policymakers will need to adapt to the rapidly shifting needs of their labor markets as jobs become scarcer. The global economic downturn's effects on remittance flows, the hunt for skilled workers, return migration, and shifting immigration policies are among the topics examined in the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2008.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2007
In 2007, although polls show that American voters' main concerns were the war in Iraq, health care, and the economy, immigration surfaced repeatedly as a key issue. The Migration Information Source's Top 10 Migration Issues of 2007 examines this trend, addresses the lack of attention to climate-induced migration, and provides speculation that France could become the immigration trendsetter in Europe in 2008.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2006
During 2006, governments' policy focus on assimilation over multiculturalism tops the annual list of leading global migration developments. The 2006 Top 10 also analyzes the competition for skilled workers, the worsening situation in Darfur, crisis in Lebanon, and the United Nations General Assembly's first-ever High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, among other topics.
Top 10 Migration Issues of 2005
Welcome to the Migration Information Source's first annual list of the year's Top 10 Migration Issues around the world. The Top 10 for 2005 ranges over the whole world of migration issues, from proposed U.S. immigration reform to European integration challenges to massive displacement by natural disasters in Asia and the Americas. The Top 10 is based on news events, noteworthy developments, and increasingly important trends.