The April issue of The Source, with coverage ranging from China to Haiti and the EU to Azerbaijan, contains several articles devoted to forcibly displaced people, whether refugees or asylum seekers.
The understanding of the right to asylum has evolved since World War II. MPI Associate Policy Analyst Erin Patrick's article
"Gender-Related Persecution and International Protection" presents an in-depth look at several key aspects of gender-related asylum.
Appearing alongside Patrick's article is a new data tool to help our readers understand trends in asylum applications.
"Seeking Asylum" prepared by MPI Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco and based on UNHCR data, tracks asylum applications to 38 countries around the world, provides country and aggregate totals, and looks at origins and destinations by country.
The In The News section this month features an update on the decline in
asylum applications in the European Union by Veysel Oezcan of the Social Science Research Center Berlin.
Readers can also find a Spotlight full of facts about immigration to the US from
Haiti, amid fears that continuing conflict in that Caribbean nation could spur a new wave of refugees.
In connection with forcibly displaced people, an article by Marat Kengerlinsky casts light on the role of international assistance in
Azerbaijan, which is burdened with an enormous refugee population.
This issue also maps out
"US Industrial Transformation and New Latino Migration." This analysis by William Kandel of the US Department of Agriculture and Emilio Parrado of Duke University takes stock of a complex mix of forces that could have serious implications for the occupational and economic mobility of Latino immigrants.
Adding to our library of Country Profiles, Ronald Skeldon of the University of Sussex presents a detailed look at migration patterns and policies in
China. With as many as 33 million ethnic Chinese living outside China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, much hinges on the policies of this enormous and rapidly developing nation.
Our regular Policy Beat, this month by MPI's Sarah Margon and Maia Jachimowicz, rounds up the key developments affecting US migration policy.
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