Tag: immigration

Et Après? France Has Spoken, What’s Next?

The centre has prevailed in France, having just elected moderate and pro-EU centrist, Emmanuel Macron, as president on May 7, 2017. In the second round of France’s presidential elections, Macron widely beat leader of the National Front (FN), Marine Le…

Looking to the Future of Immigration: The Last Blog Post

Over this year, we have explored different topics involving immigration. It has been an interesting year in regards to the matter, as many issues arose with political elections, crises, and institutional changes. Despite some negative outcomes, one can still be…

Trump’s New Budget: Is the Wall Worth It?

The Trump administration has proposed their budget for 2018, and the primary focus of the plan is to increase national security and border control. Without increasing the national debt, the plan aims to increase spending on national defence by making…

Has the American Dream Moved to Canada?

Immigrants choose to leave their country of origin for better opportunities. May it be for employment, education, or safety, people are willing to take a significant risk to start their lives again in a new location. For the longest time,…

Port of Solidarity: A Day With Solidarians in Athens

MIR is pleased to present Port of Solidarity, a special documentary by our own Rosa Rupert on the state of Greek society, nine years after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis devastated the country’s economy. Through interviews with members of the Greek solidarity movement in Athens’ port neighbourhood Piraeus, she illuminates the ways in which civil society groups stepped up in the wake of the crisis to provide for the poor, homeless and unemployed from all walks of life. And did so again in the summer of 2015 when the refugees came. “We all have the same needs. There’s no difference between hungry people; whether they are Greeks, or refugees, or migrants who came here 20 years ago, there’s really no distinction.” Thank you to Solidarity Piraeus Αλληλεγγύη Πειραιά for their generous participation in this important project.

Music: “Bed” by Jazzhar, from 4 Naked Songs 4 Autumn Rainy Days (freemusicarchive)

“Welcome to Canada”: Message of Hope or False Promise?

Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigrants devastated many American nationals and has caused outcry within the international community. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immediate reaction was to declare that Canada welcomes refugees on his Twitter account. However, his declaration may be…

Does Canada Have a New Border Issue?

It appears that President Donald Trump’s new policies and strict attitude towards immigration has prompted more refugees to head for their northern neighbour. Quebec and Manitoba, in particular, have seen more people enter the country illegally through treacherous land routes…

Sanctuary Cities: A Last Hope

On January 25, Donald trump passed the fourth executive order of his Presidency. The order is framed under the guise of “Enhancing the Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” It is cracking down on the enforcement of immigration…

The Shooting, Quebec, and Bill 62

In light of the shooting in Quebec City on January 29th, the provincial government has revisited the problems of immigration and racism. The central discussion revolved around Bill 62, which calls to limit the wearing of religious symbols, and the debates…

Canada and Racism

Canada is renowned worldwide for its openness to immigrants and newcomers. While it is true that Canada accepts a lot of new people, racism persists in the country. In light of the recent shooting in Quebec City, people have begun…