Europe

Europe

The EU Agreement with Turkey: Does it Jeopardize Refugees’ Rights?
On March 7, 2016, the European Union (EU) and Turkey drew up an agreement for cooperation with the aim of reducing the flow of migrants and refugees — mostly Syrian — crossing the Aegean Sea and taking the Balkan route to arrive in Europe. This essay discusses how the EU-Turkey agreement violates the body of rights and obligations that apply to all EU member states and the international conventions regarding asylum.

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CMSOnAir | Linda Rabben on Sanctuary

This timely episode of CMSOnAir features an interview with Linda Rabben, Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, on the refuge and protection of migrants and refugees – also known as ‘sanctuary.’ Professor Rabben traces sanctuary back to its faith traditions and examines its central role in past and present movements that sought to welcome, support, shelter and advocate for vulnerable populations. Her research has just been released in a second edition of her book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History (University of Washington Press 2016).

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Welcome and Session I
This video features the welcome by Karen Grisez (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP) and the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. The video also features the keynote by Nancy Foner (City University of New York) on "Immigrants and Islam in the United States and Western Europe: Barriers to Inclusion and the Implications for US and European Integration Trajectories and Policy Development." Douglas Gurak (CMS) moderates, and Jamie Winders (Syracuse University) responds.

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New from IMR: Immigrant Experiences in North America, Western Europe and Australia

The fall 2016 edition of the International Migration Review (IMR) is now available online and in print through paid or institutional subscription. This edition includes a series of papers on immigrants in Western Europe, including a paper on the educational performance of immigrants in Western European countries and papers  on variables that influence anti-immigrant attitudes. Other articles explore immigrant experiences in North America and Australia, including participation in unions, educational expectations and attainment, health, and factors that help or hinder US undocumented youth in applying for temporary relief from deportation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The edition also includes eight new book reviews which, as always, are open access (freely available) for three years from the date of publication.

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Ewald R. Engelen, Professor of Geography at the University of Amsterdam, reviews Multiculturalism in a Global Society, by Peter Kivisto. The book argues that the separation of the concepts ethnicity and nationality lead to a globalized society. It focuses on the...

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Jeffrey M. Togman, Professor of Political Science and Film at Seton Hall University, reviews The Suffering of the Immigrant, by Abdelmalek Sayad. The book is about immigration from the sending country’s perspective, rather than the receiving country’s perspective, which is more...

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