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Stories about Migration & Immigration

As Jamaica sends a large shipment of rescue dogs to Canada, animal rights activists hope regional attitudes will change

The foreign rehoming of Jamaican stray dogs is seen as a "game-changer," sending an important message to "those who have been accustomed to treat[ing] dogs with cruelty rather than kindness."

Some Western observers share Central Asia's misgivings about Alexey Navalny

"Western policy-makers even turn a blind eye to the fact that Navalny’s foreign and security policies run directly counter to Western objectives. Maybe they think it’s worth the gamble."

Alexey Navalny's views on migrants run counter to his pro-democracy discourse

Alexey Navalny has emerged as a rallying figure for liberal Russians and a symbol of Russian opposition, but his image among Central Asians – including Russia's migrant workers – is...

A hip-hop band plays exclusively on traditional instruments to forge a new Kazakhstani identity

An experimental musical project is trying to reverse the widespread disregard for rural traditions by taking contemporary music and performing it on traditional instruments.

Extension of Temporary Protection Status provides a moment of relief for Salvadoran immigrants in the US

"I live in constant fear that the TPS program will end before I find a way to become a permanent resident."

Court ruling gives Trinidad & Tobago green light to deport a Venezuelan minor

After a group of Venezuelans was deported, and then returned to Trinidad under court order, another High Court judge has ruled the state has the right to apply domestic law.

Trinidad & Tobago deports Venezuelan women and children as matter of ‘national security’

The deportation of 16 Venezuelan minors and nine women shortly before they were supposed to have a habeas corpus hearing has prompted energetic debate in Trinidad and Tobago.

Can secularism be compatible with Islam?

"Islam has become an insecure identity that is always undermined by criticism from the Christian or godless, but always colonial, West."

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.

Uzbek DJ with a mission to popularize vintage Soviet music

The musicians of the time, like war partisans, overcame a great number of obstacles standing in their way to perform the kind of music they wanted to play.

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers say farewell to their home city

"In Hong Kong, it is a crime to be young. My daughter, after a few years, would be in high school. I don’t want to see her getting arrested."

Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean: Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?

Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.

North Macedonia scraps ministerial post responsible for the diaspora

What will happen to the National Strategy for Cooperation with the Diaspora and who will follow up on the work—however minor—done by Minister Ademi?

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, volunteers defend stranded migrants against local rebuke

In Bosnia's third-largest city, migrants have been residing in and around the main bus station and relying on a group of volunteers for relief.

China's persecution of Muslim minorities: An Uyghur student living in Turkey shares her story

I came to Turkey legally, on a passport issued by the Chinese authorities. Why did they punish my family?

Nigerians demand names of politicians slammed with US visa ban

The US visa ban extends to politicians who promoted violence during the 2019 national elections and undermined Nigeria’s democratic process. 

Thousands of Salvadorans endure COVID-19 without running water to wash their hands

"I am so frustrated and angry that I am considering leaving El Salvador once the pandemic is over. "

From death in Syria to quarantine in Madrid

In Madrid, freedom is forbidden for your protection, and in Syria, the deprivation of freedom is designed to make you die a thousand deaths.

Venezuelan government stigmatizes and blames returned migrants for COVID-19 spread

“If I could go back to Venezuela, I’d hug my family. But it’s a dangerous road back home, and it’s even more dangerous once we get there”.

In eastern Sudan, a bloody intercommunal conflict raises national security concerns

While the Sudanese people await a signed peace agreement, blood continues to spill, this time along ethnic and tribal lines in the port city of Port Sudan, in eastern Sudan.

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