Stories about Migration & Immigration from March, 2018
Overseas Chinese Nervous About the Cancellation of Household Registration Back Home
The cancellation of hukou may imply that they might not be able to receive their retirement pension or sell properties they own. Other big cities may follow in Shanghai's footsteps.
Top Manta: A Brand and a Victory in the Fight of Street Vendors of Barcelona
With Top Manta's creation, Spain's informal workers open the door to new possibilities and recognize a victory in their daily confrontation against police violence and European authorities' institutional racism.
A Romanian in the UK: On the Thin Line Between ‘Undesirable Migrant’ and ‘Welcomed Contributor’
"No more "bad migrant"-"good migrant" division games. People's lives do not fit in a tickbox. Politicians should listen to more real migrant stories to understand."
The Dystopian Reality of Being an ‘Accidental American’
"In this dystopian world, you occupy a special place... You've never had any relationship or communication with the US authorities. You don’t have any US paper except your birth certificate."
Hitting a Low Point in the Low Countries
"But I’ve also become Dutch in more insidious ways."
From Sydney Biennale Installations to Film Screenings, Ai Weiwei Highlights Treatment of Global Refugees
"How do we go from a darkness where we have dehumanized refugees and militarized responses, to one where we reclaim a shared human identity?"
Citizenship, Surveillance and Taxes: A Dystopian Tale
Like the increasing number of people who cross borders for employment, love or safety, you settle someplace else. But your country of origin casts a long shadow...
Black In Tokyo: a Documentary About Life in Japan
The film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from West Africa to the United States, narrating the different cultural challenges and opportunities of living in Tokyo, Japan.
10,000 Belgians March for Migrants’ Rights in Brussels
Demonstrators are protesting a proposed law that grants police the right to raid homes in their search for undocumented people, something they fear is becoming all too common.
Idrissa Diallo: From an Unmarked Grave to the Symbol of Migrant Struggle in Spain
Idrissa Diallo died in policy custody in Barcelona. Today, the city is mobilising to pay tribute to his life and asking for his name to be given to a square.