Blog Posts: Immigration

Thailand's prosecution in tourist deaths violated human rights

Thailand's apparent use of torture to extract murder confessions from two Burmese migrant workers was a fairly clear violation of the UN Convention Against Torture. Less clear is whether the workers or Burma will be able to seek redress.
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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Wed. March 2, 2016 10:26 PM
Categories: Immigration, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Thailand

Dominican Republic violates int'l law in canceling citizenship

The Dominican Republic has stripped citizenship from tens of thousands of ethnic Haitians. The violation of human rights is epic in scale but has provoked virtually no international outcry.

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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Tue. January 26, 2016 8:08 PM
Categories: Caribbean, Immigration, International Human Rights, Latin America, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

Canada Makes Big Changes to Immigrant Investor Program

Canada created the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program. The Program requires immigrant investors to make a $2 million, non-guaranteed investment for 15 years into the IIVC fund, which will be used to invest in Canadian start-ups. Furthermore, each investor must have a net worth of at least $10 million.This is a similar stipulation used in other countries’ immigrant investor programs—the U.K. requires an individual to have $3.1 million to get a visa for investment into the country and Australia requires $12.3 million.

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Posted by Felicia M. Hyde on Sun. March 22, 2015 5:14 PM
Categories: Canada, Direct foreign investment, Immigration

Moving to Find More Humane Immigration Detention Policies

In early March, the White House announced that President Obama has ordered Jeh Johnson, his Homeland Security Secretary, to look for ways to conduct the current deportation system “more humanely within the confines of the law.” The announcement was made immediately after the President’s Oval Office meeting with three Latino members of the Congress. On the following day, the President gathered more than a dozen labor and immigration leaders for a discussion of current deportation policies and the declining prospects of the comprehensive immigration reform.

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No Comments | Posted by Jee-Eun Ahn (Julie) on Fri. April 4, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Immigration, Latin America

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