Racial violence: facing reality warns that attacks on BME individuals are actually spreading to new areas of the country, as under the impact of globalisation and austerity measures, populations swiftly change; and points to the potential dangers in ‘decanting’ those affected by the benefits cap to towns and cities which have little history of ‘diversity’.
Attacks are often taking place in communities where BME families or workers are isolated, where there are few support services and such experiences often go unrecorded and become part of a repeat pattern.
Open for business? Survey of international student perceptions of post-study opportunities in the UK.
By Warren, Adam P.; Windsor, George; Mavroudi, Elizabeth; and Vasishta, Thalej
The research also revealed that only 11 per cent of overseas students said they would recommend the UK as a country for business opportunities. The results, from a groundbreaking online survey of 585 overseas students from the UKs 165 Higher Education Institutions between October and December 2012, found that government rhetoric over visas is a major contributor the perception that the UK is not a good place for overseas students to set up a business.
Under Pressure: a report into far-right and Loyalist attacks against Irish community parades/marches in Liverpool during 2012
Written by Ryan Erfani-Ghettani.
The report, Under Pressure, provides an account of recent anti-Irish racism in Liverpool, linking it to a history of institutional racism and far-right and Loyalist activity in the city. The activity of the British security services in the 1970s had led to the Irish being treated as a ‘suspect community’ through measures such as stop and search, and intimidating visits to the homes of activists who spoke against British government policy in Ireland. This was coupled with a hostile media campaign. This, according to CNE, effectively stamped out Irish community activity on the streets of Liverpool until the ‘90s, when, despite the best efforts of local Loyalists and Orange Order members, the Irish community fought back and its parades were re-established. Now, says CNE, that revived tradition is under attack.
How free is free movement? Dynamics and drivers of mobility within the European UnionBy Meghan Benton and Milica Petrovic for the European branch of the US-based Migration Policy Insititute
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(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network – MPI report says EU free movement is positive but benefits likely to be unevenly distributed).
Immigration -the Rational Debate North West Focus Group: Regional Economy and Jobs Market. Friday 18th January 2013.
Produced by Migrant Workers North West.
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(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network – Migrant Workers North West publishes focus group report on migration in the region)
In our most recent publication, Practice to Policy: Lessons for Local Leadership on Immigrant Integration, four international policy experts explore the work that local governments are doing to welcome and integrate immigrants, the conditions that influence their work, and trends in local level immigrant integration.
Audrey Singer (Washington) paints a picture of shifting metropolitan immigration patterns in North America and internationally. Roland Roth (Magdeburg and Stendal) explores the ways that cities are recognizing immigrants as a key to urban prosperity, while Myer Siemiatycki (Toronto) explores the ways that integration influences and is influenced by our public spaces. Finally, Jan Niessen (Brussels) looks at the ways that national policy interacts with local policy by examining global policy trends and commenting on gaps and convergences.