Labor Mobility #63

Americans are deeply divided over immigration

All Migrants Deserve a Jab.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights | March 8, 2021

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and regional human rights experts call on world governments to vaccinate all migrants.  This should be done regardless of their nationality or migration status.

IOM to Reintegrate Returning Nepalese Migrant Workers.

The Himalayan Times | March 10, 2021

The pandemic has forced thousands of migrants to return home. The International Organization for Migration wants to create a comprehensive gender-responsive sustainable socio-economic reintegration package. The organization emphasizes the need to prevent human trafficking and pre-empt unsafe migration decisions, including those taken by local women who travel to work in the Gulf countries.

Americans Are Deeply Divided Over Immigration. | January, 2021

Americans are starkly divided over immigration. According to the “Americans Aspirations Index”, a national survey fielded in the opening days of the Biden administration aimed at surfacing the priorities of Americans, Trump’s voters dubbed “severely restricts immigration” the third most important personally held national aspiration. Meanwhile, Biden’s voters placed it within their bottom ten. Such a deep division may contribute to Americans misjudging where the majority of the country privately stands on the issue.

Ukraine and EU Must Fix Their Borders.

Lesia Dubenko, Pavlo Kravchuk | Atlantic Council | March 7, 2021

The situation at the Ukraine-EU border continues to draw negative attention. The inability of Ukraine to deliver on its promises, as well as the EU’s legal rigidness, affect businesses and travelers. Ukrainian economic migrants, who perform a vital function for economies across the European Union, suffer the most. Although their contribution to the EU economies is substantial, they systematically face chaos at the EU-Ukraine border. 

Switzerland and the U.S. Unite to Support Sri Lankan Migrant Workers.

Colombo Gazette | March 8, 2021

In a joint bid to support Sri Lankan migrant workers, the Swiss and U.S. governments launched the Safe and Resilient Migrant Workers project in Sri Lanka. It aims to provide aspiring economic migrants with guidance and skills development for Sri Lankan migrant workers as well as ensuring their safety and reintegrating them into the local market. The project will be fully integrated with the U.S. Agency for International Development, which supports the youth employment and entrepreneurship project called YouLead.