We’re experimenting with switching the frequency of our link roundups from weekly to biweekly (twice a week). The current plan is to publish link roundups every Tuesday and Friday.
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- World Press 2014: Signals from Djibouti by Kim Hubbard and John Stanmeyer, Proof, National Geographic, February 19, 2014. The post is about an award-winning photograph of people in Djibouti, a small country near Somalia, trying to catch inexpensive cellphone signals from nearby Somalia in order to be able to talk with their relatives. The photographer writes: “Speaking to many of them, the stories were always the same: the desire to reconnect to family, asking for remittance or updates on emigration papers from family living in Europe.”
- Migration, Security and Development: Understanding the Linkages by Khalid Koser and Jerome Elie, People Move blog (World Bank), February 18, 2014.
- Immigration bill contains a state power-grab over marriage by Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk, October 22, 2013.
- Ethics Watch: Alien Status and Bar Admission by Megan Zavieh, attorneyatwork.com, February 24, 2014.
- Students launch selfie campaign to protest against immigration bill: Students and staff at the University of Sheffield take selfies to oppose government policy on immigration by Abby Young-Powell, The Guardian, February 24, 2014.
- Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012:
U.S. top sending country; India top receiving country by Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, February 20, 2014.
- Laura Ingraham’s Poor Response to George Will on Immigration by Alex Nowrasteh, Cato at Liberty, February 24, 2014. This was in response to an article by Laura Ingraham critical of a column by George Will about immigration (specifically, Hispanic immigration) to the United States.
- See also the Open Borders blog post The Tanton memo and restrictionism among US Republicans by Vipul Naik.
- Mexican Emigration and a Failed State: The self-defense groups in Michoacán, Mexico by Peter Andrews, Center for Immigration Studies, February 2014. See also a Twitter discussion in response, started by Alex Nowrasteh.
- Hard-fought Utah immigration laws may be repealed: Need federal waiver » Without action by Congress, sponsor says repeal may be best by Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, February 24, 2014.
- Review: Bad News for Refugees by Lee Bunce, Post Magazine, February 25, 2014. This is a review of the book Bad News for Refugees by Greg Philo, Emma Briant, and Pauline Donald, based on research by the Glasgow Media Group.