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01 November 2018

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Thousands of Hondurans in migrant caravan continue march through Mexico. Photo: Getty

Migrants More Likely to Start a Business and Win Nobel Prize

Sydney (SBS News) - International research has found there's a disconnect between public perception of migrants and the actual benefits of migration.  The report, Migration and the Economy: Economic Realities, Social Impacts and Political Choice, looks at the disconnect between public perceptions of migration and the actual trends.

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks during question period in the House of Commons. Hussen unveiled new immigration targets Wednesday. Photo: Adrrian Wyld/Canadian Press

Canada to Increase Annual Immigration Admissions to 350,000 by 2021

Toronto (CBC News) - Canada will take in 40,000 more immigrants in 2021 than it plans to accept this year, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Wednesday.  

The target for new arrivals in Canada will rise to 350,000, which is nearly one per cent of the country's population.

The figures were announced Wednesday as part of government's updated multi-year immigration levels plan, which covers the next three years. The target rises annually from 310,000 this year, counting all classes of new arrivals.

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Abdul: "As the famous saying goes,’a person without language is half a person.’ So the first thing I did was to learn Dutch."

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Watch a short-animated video featuring the story of a #refugee family as they go through the #resettlement process from selection to reception. It concerns the plight of refugees and IOM’s role in essential aspects of resettlement from health and integration, to ensuring safe and dignified movement here


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  • AP reported on its effort to count the number of dead and missing migrants worldwide since 2014 – the year IOM started the Missing Migrants project — and the methodology used.
  • Sahara Reporters noted that IOM helped 141 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya return home.
  • This Day reported on an activist group that is calling on the Nigerian government to help free migrants stranded in Libya.
  • The Miami Herald shared an AP photo story about migrants who lose their lives at seas.
  • The Washington Post reported on the often unseen toll of this mass migration — the tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys, never to be seen again.


  • Fronteras reported on a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Mexico City, dedicated to fallen migrants.
  • Reuters reported on a new migrant caravan that left El Salvador on Wednesday, heading for the United States.
  • A Slate op-ed argues that the rules that govern asylum are breaking down everywhere.
  • ITV news did a video report on the thousands of migrants are trying to reach countries inside the European Union through the minefields that line the border between Bosnia and Croatia.