May is an important month for many countries around the world. Ten new countries, primarily from Eastern and Central Europe,
will join 15 current Member States to form a significantly expanded European Union. In another part of the world, East
Timor and the United Nations will reach an agreement on the terms of an extension of the UN presence in that country.
The Source is pleased to provide an in-depth look at both of these events and to track other important issues,
including forced migration and US-Mexico border management.
Stephen Castles of the University of Oxford untangles the complicated categories and explains the dynamics behind forced
migration in a Migration Fundamentals article entitled
"Confronting the Realities of Forced Migration."
Our Feature articles this month include Wayne Cornelius of the University of California at San Diego on
"Evaluating Enhanced US Border Enforcement" and Sarah Dryden-Peterson of Harvard on
"Educating Refugees in Countries of First Asylum: The Case of Uganda."
As the European Union expands to a new membership of 25 Member States, Joanne van Selm and Eleni Tsokalis of MPI look at some of
the bumps along the road to EU enlargement in
"EU Expansion and the Limits of Freedom."
This month's Country Profile by MPI's Kim Hamilton focuses on
"East Timor: Old Migration Challenges in the World's Newest Country."
A new resource from MPI Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco allows you to view graphs showing the
flow of permanent migrants into
Australia, Canada, and the United States through time.
MPI's Sarah Margon presents new findings by the Urban Institute on
naturalization trends among immigrants to the United States in this month's Spotlight.
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