Iraq's Displaced Population, Family Unity, Italy, and US
As our first year draws to a close, The Source reports on the post-war
prospects for the approximately one million displaced persons in Iraq. We also take
a closer look at the challenges of migration for families, and immigrant
attitudes about the United States.
• MPI Policy Analyst Monette Zard examines the stakes in
post-war Iraq, taking a close look at the country's displaced persons, the
commitments of the UN agencies involved, and the legal obligations of the
United States. She has recently returned from the Iraq-Jordan border.
• In the Migration Fundamentals section,
Kate Jastram of University
of California at Berkeley maps out the legal issues that should shape the way
states balance border control concerns against their international obligations
to respect and support
family life and unity.
• Our Spotlight this month by Ramah McKay of MPI looks at the
challenges facing those seeking family reunification in the United States.
• Steve Farkas of Public Agenda presents some of the findings from
survey of immigrants in the United States. The survey reveals
telling details about immigrant attitudes toward language, work, and residency.
Also look for:
• Kim Hamilton and
Maia Jachimowicz with an updated country
profile on Italy that assesses the mixed reviews of Italy's newest immigration
• An updated chronology of events since
9/11 related to
immigration and national security.
• New and updated
asylum application data, made available in the
Global Data Center with assistance from UNHCR. The asylum application data now
span over 20 years (1980 to 2001).
• A clickable map that generates
state-by-state profiles of the
foreign-born population in the United States. Based on newly released US Census
2000 data, our state profiles provide important information on the population
size, composition, and socio-economic characteristics of the foreign-born
population. See also our
Who's Where data tool to find out where immigrants are
going in the United States.
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