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New Data on Migration Policies of 32 Countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean

The findings of the GIGA research project “Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant: How Migration Policies Shape the Paths to Integration (IMISEM)” are presented in 32 country reports on the website www.imisem.info.   


  • As part of the three-year GIGA research project “Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant,” a multinational team of researchers analysed migration policies in countries both of origin and of destination in Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The project team focused on the regulations that determine whether and how migrants can enter and settle. For the first time ever, both immigration and emigration are considered together as the two sides making up migration policy. A multinational team of researchers collected detailed information on hundreds of regulations for 32 political entities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The research project was funded by the Leibniz Association

    The findings of the project are presented in 32 country reports, which are available online at: www.imisem.info.

    © IMISEM
    © IMISEM

    Research Project | 01/05/2017 - 01/04/2020

    Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant: How Migration Policies Shape the Paths to Integration (IMISEM)

    Every immigrant to a country is the emigrant of another. The migration policies in both countries of origin and countries of destination define the migrants' options to enter, settle and belong to them. Using a comparative area studies angle - with cases from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean - we develop a broadened perspective on migration policy landscapes, migrant selectivity, policy coherence and policy dilemmas.
    Leibniz Association, 2017-2020

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 6/2020

    How Latin American States Protect Their Emigrants in Times of COVID-19

    For a region as troubled by the pandemic as Latin America still is, the capacities displayed so far by some of its states to respond promptly to the needs of their emigrants have been remarkable. These capacities have been built over years in the field of emigrant policies, and sets important precedents for other regions elsewhere.

    14/05/2020

    An Update of the Emigrant Policies Index (EMIX): Tracking the Development of Emigrant Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Conference 14/05/2020

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