Aceh, Biometrics, and Swedish Data
For July, The Source covers the globe from the Pacific Ocean to Germany, with stops in Argentina, Sweden,
and beyond. In this issue:
Frank Laczko of the International Organization for Migration examines how increasing numbers of
Chinese immigrants are entering Europe by varied paths.
Michel Poulain and Nicolas Perrin provide a Data Insight on the current state of European
migration statistics and the opportunities for greater coordination.
MPI Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco adds to our library of Country Profiles with the big picture of
emigration from the Federated States of Micronesia, which has seen many of its nationals leave for economic opportunities abroad.
In The News:
Christine Inglis analyzes fears that a massive offensive by the Indonesian army against rebels
in the province of Aceh will drive many civilians from their homes.
MPI's Maia Jachimowicz presents the latest on crisis-stricken Argentina, which is witnessing
emigration on a scale rarely seen in the "gem of Latin America."
Veysel Oezcan of Humboldt University Berlin describes Germany's program to test out a range
of options for biometric registration of visa applicants.
In our monthly Spotlight feature:
MPI Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco provides a detailed look at foreign-born members of the
United States armed forces.
You will also find new international migration data from Sweden available in the
Global Data Center. The Source is grateful for the assistance of Statistics Sweden in
making their data available.
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