Canadian Data, Refugee Page, and Cape Verde
This month, The Source celebrates its first six months by introducing a
new page dedicated to refugee, internally displaced, and asylum issues.
November's issue also reports on efforts to curtail the global trafficking in
people, and on the undocumented population in France. As always, we are
expanding our Global Data Center, this month with new and detailed Canadian
data. Cape Verde is featured in our Country Profiles.
• Sharon Stanton Russell of MIT maps
out the fundamentals of refugee
protection and the most pressing issues facing the community of institutions
tasked to watch over them. (Don't forget to visit our new
Refugee page to
view other relevant articles.)
• In a Source Data Insight, Frank Laczko
of the International Organization
for Migration provides an overview of the progress and shortcomings of efforts
to end the trafficking of humans around the world. Lack of reliable data
continues to hinder both policy making and protection.
• With assistance from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Statistics
Canada, The Source provides detailed
stock data (on both immigrant and
non-permanent resident populations) as well as
flow and citizenship data.
• On September 5, France's minister of the interior reopened a regularization
process for the country's undocumented population.
Sylvia Zappi of Le Monde
assesses their attempts to regularize their status and the government's
In addition, this month you'll find:
• The newest Country Profile, Cape Verde, whose diaspora outnumbers its
resident population. Few, if any, countries have experienced emigration as
extensively as Cape Verde, making the country particularly vulnerable to the
tightening of immigration policy in Europe and North America.
• Our Spotlight this month,
by Maia Jachimowicz and Deborah W. Meyers of
the Migration Policy Institute, which examines the situation of high-skilled
temporary workers in the US. In FY2000, admissions of this increasingly
important category of immigrants outstripped those of legal permanent
• A clickable map that generates state-by-state profiles of the
foreign-born population in the United States. Based on newly released US
Census 2000 data, our state profiles provide important information on the
population size, composition, and socio-economic characteristics of the
foreign-born population. See our rankings by state, as well.
The December issue is already in process with Hiram Ruiz on Columbia,
Australian stock data for 1991, 1996, and 2001, a Source interview with former
INS commissioner Doris Meissner, updates to our chronology of events related to
immigration and security following September 11, and a Spotlight on the foreign
born in the US.
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On behalf of the Source team, thank you for your comments and your suggestions.
Kimberly Hamilton, Ph.D
2002-2013 Migration Policy Institute.
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