Untangling the current U.S. refugee program

Sonal Marwah Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

With 25.4 million refugees, the world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Until recently, the United States was the world’s most generous donor of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and had the largest resettlement program. But the Trump administration’s new immigration policies appear to be making the United States increasingly less safe and inaccessible for …

Shifting frontlines in the Schengen zone

Sonal Marwah Europe, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

By Sonal Marwah and Philip MacFie The Schengen Agreement was conceived in 1985 in Schengen, Luxembourg and came into effect in 1995. Today 26 European countries (including four that do not belong to the European Union) participate in the agreement, which replaced internal borders with a single external border, within which people can move freely. Foreign visitors can travel anywhere …

Asylum-seeker, refugee, or migrant?

Tasneem Jamal Forced Displacement and Migration

Author Sonal Marwah Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 Categorizing the multitude flowing into Europe is a source of fierce contention among EU member states It is estimated that more than 860,000 people so far this year have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe (UNHCR 2015a). Many others have tried, unsuccessfully (IOM 2015). This past September, Hungary’s …