Monthly Archive - July 2014

Municipal IDs as a Tool for Inclusion

2014-07-28

A step to regularize the lives of the undocumented is a compelling Good Idea that has travelled far and wide. With its origins in the “sanctuary city” movement, New York is the latest U.S. city to adopt such a measure in the wake of others such as New Haven, Conn., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif.

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Mayors Seek More Power to Manage Migration

2014-07-28

At the first Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development in Barcelona, mayors were unanimous in seeking a greater role for local authorities in managing migration and creating social cohesion through investments in a shared sense of belonging and local citizenship.

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No One Should Be Afraid to Say Where They Are From

2014-07-28

The Chair of New Europeans, an association which promotes the rights of EU citizens including the right to freedom of movement, wants Britons to reflect on what their negative attitudes and behaviours towards migrants say about them as a nation. In this opinion piece from MRN’s Migration Pulse, Roger Casale reminds us that migrants hold a mirror up to the host nation.

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Playing Together: New Citizens, Sports and Belonging

2014-07-28

Whatever your background or team loyalties, sport has an almost magical ability to bring people together. Now, a new study from the Institute for Canadian Citizenship underlines the important role sports can play in effective integration – especially when structural barriers to participation are removed.

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#MigrationMeans campaign seeks global discourse

2014-07-28

A new social media campaign by the International Organization for Migration hopes to dispel suspicion about migration and encourage positive dialogue. The campaign got underway in June will run for six months, culminating on December 18, International Migrants Day.

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Migrants Give Auckland an Edge over Other Cities: Heather Shotter

2014-07-28

The Executive Director, Committee for Auckland, describes migrants as drivers of the local economy and challenges local leaders to work collaboratively towards a more entrepreneurial and innovative culture for Auckland’s future prosperity.

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Khalid Koser: Cities and the Case for Migration

2014-07-28

“While states are building walls, cities are building bridges,” says the Deputy Director and Academic Dean, Geneva Centre for Security Policy. “If cities in all their complexity can realize the potential of migration, then states, and the international community don’t have far to look for the success stories and best practices that can help generate a new approach.”

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