First world countries cause many of the world’s refugees directly through invasion and intervention, and economically through exploitation and colonization policies, looting countries of their own natural resources. Then, when those refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, Libya, and so on seek asylum in first world countries, and in countries like Egypt and Indonesia, they are offered no protection, mistreated, discriminated against, locked up, and often either left to die (drown at sea) or are directly murdered on the border (for example the US-Mexico border).
Its time to help refugees get to safety, to close all detention centers, and to look after them wherever they decide to settle.
From Sudan, Syria, and Somalia, refugees give their perspective on the issues they face as they flee, and in the countries where they seek asylum. Read more...
The unprecedented scale of global migration and migrant deaths are deliberate, not coincidental. Read more…
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How Europe Created Its Own Refugee Crisis – The Mediterranean’s worst migrant boat disaster in decades has spurred a flurry of controversy over how to best handle the influx of displaced people trying to reach Europe.
Immigration Reform in the Age of Obama – Immigration policy in the United States has been an ongoing debate in Washington for years and is a major point of contention between President Barack Obama and Republicans.
Dismantle Europe’s Racist and Murderous Migration Regime – Saving the lives of migrants and refugees “shouldn’t be a priority” for naval patrols, a top EU border agency official stated, revealing the bloc’s lack of interest in fighting the underlying causes of the migrant crisis.
Sanctuary City Movement Builds Migrant Justice with Solidarity – Sanctuary City is a local response to unjust federal immigration policy aimed at carving out spaces of dignity, justice, and solidarity to provide “access without fear” for all on the basis of need, not immigration status.