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Sum-up of week 2

Summary of the second week

Hi everyone! Congratulations! You have made it to the end of this Week’s programme!

What have we learned in Week 2? Let’s recap what we discussed regarding migration in different states.

  • First, we discussed migration in North America, focusing on the U.S. We explored the history of migration flows moving from Central America and the Northern Triangle to the U.S. through the U.S.-Mexico border. We then explored how the US policies have changed following Trump’s Administration, and how these changes impacted immigration flows from Central America to the U.S. We talked with Claudia Masferrer about what the short- and long-term impact of these policy changes might be.

  • Next, we looked at Canada; we examined flows from the U.S. to Canada and focused on the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). This agreement has been at the center of much discussion, especially following the changes in the U.S. migration policy. We also analysed with Craig Damian Smith the latest changes to Canada’s asylum policy.

  • Finally, we moved our attention to Europe. Here we examined the central, eastern, and western Mediterranean migration pathways and how they have evolved during the last ten years. We discussed the policy the EU has adopted to face asylum-seeking flows, and how this has evolved over the years.

Next Week we will consider some cases and challenges of contemporary migration in other parts of the world. From the gender dimensions of labour migration in Latin America to the Venezuelan crisis; from the refugee emergency of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Australia’s much-discussed “Pacific solution” policy of offshoring asylum processing and detention in Papua New Guinea and Christmas Island.

See you next week!

© European University Institute / CERC Migration, Ryerson University
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