Refugees and Global Migration
Great Decisions 2019 | Topic 1
Today, no countries have open borders.
Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants?
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- Many worldwide oppose more migration –– both into and out of their countries
- U.N. Approves Sweeping Deal on Migration, but Without U.S. Support
- Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says
- A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe –– And Has Become Fodder for Nationalists
- As Winter Arrives, Thousands of Migrants Are Trapped in Bosnia
- A Staggering Exodus: Millions of Venezuelans Are Leaving the Country, on Foot
Migration Policy Options
- A wall can’t fix what global migration and refugee compacts can
- The EU Looks To Offshore Its Migrant Crisis. That's A Horrifying Prospect
- How America’s refugee policy is damaging to the world and to itself