US Preps for More Migrants, UK Cracks Down, Shaky Shengen Future, and More
8A group of around 1,000 migrants from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are preparing to cross into the U.S. over the next week, as Title 42 is set to expire and a surge of migrants is expected at the southern border. Migrants have gathered on the banks of the Rio Grande in Juarez, Mexico.
Rishi Sunak is taking steps to combat undocumented migration via the Channel by introducing measures such as fast-tracking the return of migrants and utilizing police forces to verify criminal backgrounds.
The Schengen Zone, a free-travel area that currently encompasses 26 countries in Europe, faces uncertain expansion plans, as Austria threatens to veto the entry of Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria, over fears that it could lead to an increased influx of undocumented migrants and other illegal activities like human and drug trafficking.
The European Commission has committed €220 million to bolster border control at Turkey's Eastern frontier, bringing the total EU aid allocated in the year 2022 to 1.23 billion Euros. This funding is part of the EU's pledged assistance to refugees in Turkey.
The Tunisian government announced a program to help economically disadvantaged families avoid resorting to irregular migration. This program encompasses a range of initiatives, such as economic and social integration, which will be undertaken in partnership with various stakeholders to combat illegal immigration.
Recent statistics indicate that New Zealand's net migration continues firmly in the negative, though the declining rate has reduced over the past year. The trend is driven by Kiwis leaving the country faster than non-New Zealanders arrive.
Opinion and analysis
The team at Vox examines how migration is shaping the actual sport of football at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As debates about migration become increasingly polarised, with divides between views becoming ever more entrenched, The New Humanitarian distils the five most important takeaways from the Mixed Migration Centre’s annual report on how to manage migration more constructively.
The latest study by the IMF finds that migration from Venezuela will have a net positive effect on destination countries.