Syrian refugees 'detrimental' to Americans? The numbers tell a different story

Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University President Donald Trump wants to close the door on Syrian refugees, barring them indefinitely from settling in the U.S. In an executive order signed on Jan. 27, the president wrote: “I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is Continue Reading

Immigration and crime: What does the research say?

Charis Kubrin, University of California, Irvine; Graham C. Ousey, College of William & Mary; Lesley Reid, University of Alabama, and Robert Adelman, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Editor’s note: In his first week in office, President Donald Trump showed he intends to follow through on his Continue Reading

“Küçük” Britanya’dan sevgilerle

Londra Yazıları – İbrahim Sirkeci Her hafta bir başka karanlık ve iç karartıcı haberle açılıyor. Daha doğrusu karanlıklar bir türlü açılmıyor. Genel olarak çok karamsar olduğum söylenemez ancak bu siyaset meselesi harbi bunaltıcı. Birkaç yıl önce bazı bakanlar Romanya ve Bulgaristan’dan göçü önlemek için bu ülkelerde İngiltere aleyhine propaganda yapmayı Continue Reading

Göçmenlerden bahsederken

Londra Yazıları – İbrahim Sirkeci Siyaset de basın da maalesef kirli bir dil ile malul. Özel ilgi alanı olduğu için göç ve göçmenlerle ilgili kısmı daha çok dikkatimi çekiyor. Bu kirli dil dikkat çekici olanı seçip onun üzerine kuruluyor. Pazarlama ilkeleri itibariyle de ne kadar tartışmalı ve tahrik edici olursa Continue Reading

Refugees, migration addressed in first-time UN summit: What was accomplished?

Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University and Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London This week the United Nations General Assembly held the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the summit represented “a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity Continue Reading

With 10,000 Syrian refugees resettled in the US, are more on the way?

Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University On Sept. 12, a new cease-fire took effect in Syria. With a lull in fighting, some are hopeful for an end to the nation’s ongoing civil war. Yet, even if the war ends soon, rebuilding the country will take time. As many refugees Continue Reading

Migration Letters, Vol.13 No.3 is out

Please inspect the full issue at: Migration Letters, Vol 13, No 3 (2016, September) Table of Contents Editorial: The Migration Conference and 13 years of Migration Letters PDF Ibrahim Sirkeci, Philip L. Martin 329-332 Articles Acculturation contexts: Theorizing on the role of inter-cultural hierarchy in contemporary immigrants’ acculturation strategies PDF Continue Reading

Is the world not a safe place anymore?

Displaced people balance conflicts and insecurities at places of origin and of destination. Once you are on the move, migration, return or remigration is always on the menu. Syrians moved to Turkey fleeing the Assad regime. Now for many they are trying to reach Europe and avoid the insecurities of Turkey (lack of refugee status, volatile political system, tough labour market, to name a few). What awaits them in Europe is bleak and includes the rise of right wing parties across the continent and strong anti-immigration sentiment. The Brexit referendum in the UK was dominated by hatred against immigrants, for instance.

Migration Pulse: Turkish Migration, the EU and the UK

The UK government has strongly backed Turkey’s accession to the European Union in recent years. While last month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed French calls to re-start EU accession talks. Yet immigration remains a major concern for Western governments, which raises the questions about Turkey’s status as a source of Continue Reading

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