Charting New Frontiers in International Law: How Does Migration Fit?

Last month, we attended the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 110th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where we participated in many conversations about human rights as it relates to mobility in migration. The past year has seen some dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility.…
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Cities of Migration: How Detroit Compares Globally

Last week we attended the 3rd Annual Cities of Migration conference in Toronto, Canada. As immigration professionals in greater-Detroit, we already knew that diversity drives prosperity – the theme of this year’s conference – but it was interesting to get a more international perspective on the economic and social benefits of improved integration. Did you…
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As Refugee Crisis Intensifies, Solutions on Migration Absent from UN Discussions

The refugee crisis was discussed at length at the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in late September. World leaders met in New York to debate the maintenance of international peace and security and successfully wove in refugee-related concerns into the context of war, poverty, equality, and economic development. The connection between migration and development…
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Ecuador Leads By Example in the Great Global Migration Debate

Photo: Colombia Beat Ecuador will soon consider a groundbreaking new migration bill, which was presented to the National Assembly on July 16, 2015. The Organic Law of Human Mobility addresses the country’s various emigration and immigration waves and offers a new foundation on how to better understand people who relocate. Lawmaker Esteban Melo explained that…
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The Prince and the Pauper: Migration’s Unequal Footing

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Serge Melki These days, media reports cover a gamut of issues related to inequality in the U.S. This includes America’s growing disparities in income, wages, wealth, and opportunity. The expanding gap between the one percenters and the rest of us is bad for our society, our economy, and our morality,…
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