immigration

  • UK immigration detention policy reveals Government contempt for human rights

    In September the UK Government faced criticism from human rights groups for failing to back a series of recommendations by the UN Human Rights Council. UN officials made a total of 229 recommendations on UK policy and law which aim to strengthen human rights outcomes, but the Government said...
  • Brexit migration

    The Brexit of the non-EU immigrants

    The crescent inflow of immigrants into the UK was one of the main points of debate, even before the Brexit discussion started. Eventually disguising to contain economic and political reasons, the immigration issue certainly played a key role on the referendum which decided for UK’s exit from the European...
  • The refugee crisis you don’t know about

    In the last couple of years, the world’s attention has focused on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, with far reaching political consequences. Yet, at the other side of the ocean, in the heart of the Americas, another refugee crisis has been slowly unfolding for years....
  • A child is a child

    Over the recent years, fleeing poverty, violence, persecution and war, the number of refugees and migrants trying to reach European shores has soared. European countries have reacted to the challenges posed by migration by combining internal and external policies whose aim seem to focus on reducing the number of...
  • African, migrant and LGBTQ: what’s it like to be Limit(less)?

    Mikael Owunna is a Swedish-Nigerian photographer undertaking a daring project to increase the visibility of LGBTQ African migrants in Europe and North-America. We talked to him about his project Limit(less), why it is important and the obstacles facing those who must struggle with being both LGBTQ and African immigrants...
  • A selective racism

    The world is living one of the worst migration crisis in history. This topic is constantly on the political agenda, with national governments and international organizations addressing it in their speeches and policies. While prejudice against immigrants was somewhat hidden in the arguments for the exit of the United...
  • The words on my mind

    “The words one whispers into the gourd are concealed in it forever.” – Nigerian proverb Luqman Onikosi immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) from Nigeria in 2007 to pursue his education at Sussex University. When I contacted him to request an interview, he shared this Nigerian adage and pointed...
  • Crimmigration: The Unspoken Legacy of the Bill Clinton Presidency

    In the United States (U.S.), immigration continues to be a central issue debated in this year’s presidential campaign as candidates seek the nomination of their political parties in pursuit to win highest political office in the upcoming November general elections. Donald Trump is the right-wing populist candidate for the...
  • Reclaiming Multiculturalism in the Nordic

    The ongoing debate about immigration policy in Europe has produced a tense political and social atmosphere in countries like Germany and Italy.  According to Max Jacobson, Europe needs immigrants, but the Europeans do not want them (Koivukangas, 2002: 2).  Apart from the Western European countries, the Nordic countries have...
  • Why Jennicet Gutiérrez Interrupted Obama

    The month of June was marked by dozens of Pride Parades held across the world. From Guadalajara in Mexico to Tel Aviv in Israel, thousands of people gathered to celebrate and show support for gender and sexual diversity. June was also marked by the new marriage equality law in...
  • Politics or Human Rights? Why the EU Turns Its Back on Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees

    The recent immigration report on Eritrea, written by the Danish government, is a blatant example of  the direction the European governments are taking in terms of refugee protection. The report, which premised its outcome and recommendations on discussions and interviews with government officials, claims that the Eritrean government is already...