US Immigration Reform, Refugee Protection, Netherlands, Country Profiles
The Source's February issue provides a rundown of the key elements of US President George W. Bush's proposal for
immigration reform that could affect the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants. We've paired this with a look at the
experiences of the undocumented population in Belgium. In addition, you will find an outline of the challenges facing NGOs and UNHCR as they attempt to coordinate refugee protection, a look at the migration policies of Chile and Tonga, and updated data from the Netherlands.
Next month, look for our special issue on US-Mexico migration relations, with contributions by Jorge Durand, Wayne Cornelius, Demetrios Papademetriou, Jeff Passel, and Gustavo Mohar.
In this issue:
MPI's Maia Jachimowicz outlines the latest developments affecting US migration policy, focusing on US
President George W. Bush's announcement regarding undocumented immigrants.
Marco Martiniello of the University of Liège and Andrea Rea of the Free University of Brussels
investigate how and why undocumented immigrants arrive and stay in Belgium.
Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop of the International Council of International Agencies (ICVA) maps out moves by
non-governmental organizations and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to better coordinate the protection of refugees.
Cristián Doña and Amanda Levinson examine how Chile's economic growth, political stability, and increased immigration are spurring the development of a new migration policy.
Cathy A. Small of Northern Arizona University and David L. Dixon outline how past changes in the Kingdom of Tonga, as well as the most salient issues of the day, are intimately tied to migration.
In the News:
Veysel Oezcan of Humboldt University Berlin reports on how the number of
ethnic Germans born abroad who immigrated to their ancestral homeland in 2003 has fallen.
In the final part of an examination of the five largest groups of foreign born in the United States, MPI Data Manager
Elizabeth Grieco provides an overview of the Vietnamese community.
Also, look for updated Netherlands data and consult our constantly updated archives for articles on
everything from the US-Mexico border to
immigration and security.
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