Tag Archives: Immigration

Ukraine refugees: six practical steps to rise to the challenge

Christian Dustmann, UCL and Ian Preston, UCL Europe is, yet again, in the midst of a huge immigration wave – and it is likely to dwarf all the previous ones. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more refugees have crossed the EU’s borders in the first two weeks than during the entire 2015 wave. This development poses huge …

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England’s identity: fans sing football’s coming home, but what is home?

Johan Rewilak, Aston University and Daniel Fitzpatrick, Aston University Sport matters to national identity. The pageantry of flags, emblems and anthems (both official and unofficial) load sport with symbolism and imagery of the nation. One of the key reasons governments spend billions of dollars to host sporting mega events is to build or reinforce a sense of national identity. However, …

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Immigrant women are falling behind during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dollarama worker Ze Carole Benedict, originally from Cameroon, addresses a demonstration in Montréal in August 2020 to join in calls for higher pay and better working conditions amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Amrita Hari, Carleton University and Luciara Nardon, Carleton University Immigrant women are feeling the brunt of the negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic — …

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Canadian citizenship study guide should tell the truth about racism

As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Anne-Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto; Amaya Perez-Brumer, University of Toronto; Angela Mashford-Pringle, University of Toronto; Lisa Forman, University of Toronto, and Roberta K. Timothy, University of Toronto At this crucial time of confronting systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous …

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Throne speech offers little systemic change for migrant workers, refugees

Protesters attend a demonstration in support of migrant worker in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto in August 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Protesters attend a demonstration in support of migrant worker in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto in August 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov John Carlaw, Ryerson University In his address to the nation following the Speech from the Throne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated: “As a country we must keep making progress on reconciliation with …

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Trump’s foreign policy is still ‘America First’ – what does that mean, exactly?

As president, Trump has cultivated close relations with autocratic leaders while distancing the U.S. from its traditional allies in Europe and Asia. Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images

As president, Trump has cultivated close relations with autocratic leaders while distancing the U.S. from its traditional allies in Europe and Asia. Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images Klaus W. Larres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill At the Republican National Convention, supporters of President Trump’s reelection bid have celebrated his attempts to build a Mexico border wall, …

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