Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2014
Some See a Success Story. Others See a ‘Thieving’ Undocumented Immigrant
Betty Wong was smuggled into Hong Kong from mainland China in 2003 when she was 8. Her story, from undocumented immigrant to medical student, was met with online attacks.
Good Enough to Work: Low Pay and No Rights
Undocumented labor contributes to the U.S. economy and this contribution would not be possible without a workforce among whom millions have already risked incarceration, deportation, physical abuse, and death.
Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?
Aaron Ross reports on his investigation in the heart of the ongoing human trafficking of young women from Madagascar to Middle Eastern countries: For some enterprising businessmen, the collapse heralded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So-called placement agencies sprang up in Antananarivo and other cities across Madagascar, promising the good life in...
French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects
The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.
Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections
In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.
Syria: From Inventor to Laborer
The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.
Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez
The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.