immigration policy


22 Nov 2019

Our immigration success story didn’t happen by accident — but is it under threat?


4 Nov 2019

The tragic deaths of 39 people in a container in Essex should be a wake-up call for the UK Government to reassess its approach to irregular migration, according to this parliamentary committee report.

Briefing paper

1 Nov 2019

This briefing presents an overview of the key features of migration and asylum policy in the UK, recent trends in migration patterns, and public perceptions and political narratives on refugees and other migrants.


1 Sep 2019

This major research project, led by Professor Helen Lee of Latrobe University, explored the socio‐economic status and well‐being of Pacific migrants in rural northwest Victoria, focusing on the towns of Mildura and Robinvale. The project’s final report makes a series of recommendations on employment, education,...

Policy report

14 Aug 2019

The brief was commissioned for MPI’s multiyear Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy initiative, which aims to generate a big-picture, evidence-driven vision for the role immigration can and should play in America’s future.


10 May 2019

This report explores the implications of the parent visa should it be implemented as implied by the limited information Labor has provided on the rules determining who is eligible. It could result in the issuance of some 200,000 parent visas in the next three years,...

Discussion paper

19 Dec 2018

This discussion paper seeks views on the 2019-20 Migration Program to ensure immigration continues to serve the national interest and the interests of all Australians in the coming year.

Discussion paper

10 Dec 2018

Australia is often referred to as the ‘most successful multicultural country on earth.' But what does this really mean? How is this success measured? This report provides some answers.

Policy report

5 Dec 2018

This policy paper continues the discussion started in Australian attitudes to immigration: coming apart or common ground? It finds that, statistically, the wealth of the suburb we live in can have a major impact on the type of interaction we may have with migrants.


29 Aug 2018

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?


2 May 2018

Released under the official information act, this paper builds a case for early, calibrated and transparent New Zealand action on Pacific climate change-relate displacement and migration.


8 Feb 2018

Despite its long history of immigration, the United States has oscillated between perceiving immigration as a valuable resource and as a major challenge. The 2016 election and significant actions on immigration taken by the Trump administration have further raised the issue in political and public...

Briefing paper

NZIER Insight 76/2017
8 Nov 2017

This paper examines the new New Zealand government’s proposals for immigration.


19 Oct 2017

A research by Social Change Initiative and Purpose Europe analyzing inclinations and worries about immigration in different sectors of public opinion in Germany.


Afghanistan's current situation, drivers of migration and returnees experience
10 Jul 2017

Afghanistan is currently experiencing widespread conflict, intensifying violence, political instability, human rights abuses, lack of rule of law and good governance, economic hardships, and a serious refugee crisis. This report concludes that it would be impossible for Australian, European and other governments to guarantee the...

Journal article

8 May 2017

This article examines how policy changes could improve outcomes for Kiribati migrants to New Zealand.


4 Apr 2017

The free association arrangement between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is a pivotal force behind the movement of Cook Islanders between the two countries. Part of the Cooks’ way of life is understanding and leveraging the different opportunities that exist across the Cook Islands,...

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety and engage in many violent and property crimes.



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