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· October, 2013

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2013

Kazakhstanis Divided on Whether Home Is Really Best

A debate about why some Kazakhstanis stay in their country while others choose to emigrate has unfolded online. It started after Daniyar posted his “What Is Keeping You in Kazakhstan?” [ru]...

“I'm Dominican, Just Like You”: Thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent Are Left Stateless

The decision by the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court to strip descendants of "foreigners" of their citizenship ignores the human reality of thousands of Dominicans.

Documentary Provides Intimate Look at Venezuelans Living Abroad

Desde Afuera (From Abroad) is a documentary which follows the stories [es] of five Venezuelans who recorded their daily activities living abroad using mobile and handheld cameras for over one...

100% Bolivian: Video of Life as a Migrant in São Paulo

A mini-documentary produced by our partner Agência Pública, shows the life of a second generation Bolivian migrant in the centre of São Paulo.

Russia's Demagogues Just Can't Get Along

Nationalist MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky ranted about natives of the North Caucasus on the popular debate show “The Duel” - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov took offence.

15-Year-Old Roma Girl's Deportation Shakes Up France's Immigration Debate

In the Leonarda deportation scandal, everything is controversial: the way in which the police acted, the media management of the scandal and the peculiarity of the family.

A Muslim Schoolgirl and the Volgograd Suicide Bombing

In the wake of the Volgograd bus bombing, a Muslim girl wrote a letter to the anonymous blogger hardingush. We chose to translate it in its entirety.

After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italy Considers Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration

The tragedy, in which 350 or so African migrants were killed, has renewed debate about illegal immigration in Italy, which is a destination for many African migrants.

“Orphaned Parents”: Emigration in Venezuela from the View of Those Who Stay Behind

A blog post by journalist Elizabeth Fuentes has once more generated a debate about emigration in Venezuela--this time from the perspective of the family who stays behind.

“Let Russians Sweep Their Own Streets”: Minorities Ponder Ethnic Violence

Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.

363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe

The shipwreck of a boat full of immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa, which caused more than 360 deaths, reopens the debate in Europe on illegal immigration.

Race Riots Remind Russians About Political Divide

This week’s reactions to a riot that took place outside Moscow are a reminder that the subject of ethnic nationalism deeply divides Russians.

Asylum-Seekers Continue Hunger Strike in Hungary

Sixty asylum-seekers went on hunger strike yesterday in a southeast Hungarian detention camp for asylum-seekers, atlatszo.hu investigative journalism site's blog reported in their Blog Action Day post [hu] on human rights....

Léonarda, 15, Arrested During a School Trip and Deported

Léonarda Dibrani, 15, was on field trip with her schoolmates when she was detained by the french police, near Levier, France. She was later deported with the rest of her...

Russian Muslim Websites Defaced by Hackers During Eid

On Eid al-Adha (Kurban-Bairam in Russian), several websites of the Russian Muslim community were defaced with a photo of a severed pig's head holding the Koran in its mouth.

Can the Kremlin Control Moscow Ethnic Violence?

A poverty-stricken industrial Moscow neighborhood has erupted in ethnic violence last week, after a local man named Egor Sherbakov was stabbed to death by an alleged "migrant."

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize,...

Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid

Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong comments on the local community call for banning Filipino domestic workers’ working visa to pressure the Philippine President Aquino III to apologize to the 2010...

A Call to Rekindle Immigration Reform Amidst United States Government Shutdown

The shutdown of government operations that began on the 1st of October has displaced discussion on immigration reform.

Landmark Ruling in Discrimination Case Puts the Caribbean First

The Caribbean Court of Justice's decision in a controversial discrimination case sends the signal that regional citizens have the right to freedom of movement across CARICOM states, without suffering harassment.

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