The April 2005 issue examines the long-term impacts of the tsunami, the
dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship in the US, and declining global
asylum numbers. Our feature story highlights challenges facing domestic
workers, and Poland joins our country profile library. This month you
- a survey by the International Organization for Migration's
Frank Laczko and Elizabeth Collett of how
Asia's tsunami disaster has
mobilized diaspora groups and shifted immigration policies, as well as
its longer-term effects on international migration.
- an exploration into the special risks faced by
domestic workers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the
United Arab Emirates, by Gloria Moreno-Fontes Chammartin of the
International Labor Organization.
- an overview of the
latest asylum numbers and insights as to
why they are declining, by MPI Director Kathleen Newland.
- a spotlight by MPI's Jeanne Batalova and David Dixon on the
importance and dimensions of the foreign-born self-employed, a group
that comprises approximately one-tenth of the foreign born in the US.
- a Poland country profile by Krystyna Iglicka of the Center for
International Relations in Warsaw, exploring how one of the European
Union's newest members is confronting its complex role as a transit and
- our monthly Policy Beat by MPI's Jennifer Yau, reporting on
the immigration-related impacts of recent North America summit talks, a
proposed ICE and CBP merger, the International Court of Justice, and
- Three new
resources, including a study by the Pew Hispanic Center on the
estimated size and characteristics of the undocumented population.
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