Statement of Scalabrini International Migration Network - Third Round of Negotiations of the Global Compact on Migration
New York, April 6, 2018 - We have submitted our edits to the Revision 1 of the GCM. I would like to make some overall points.
Consistent with statements made by several member states, we support adding language that makes it clear that member states should increase or expand regular pathways for migration. This should be a central goal of the Compact, which has the goal of promoting safe, orderly, and regular migration. If origin countries have an obligation to accept their nationals, then destination nations have an obligation to increase legal avenues for migration, as they benefit from the labor of migrants. Regularization programs should be part of this effort, as they can be tailored to long-stayers and other migrants in vulnerable situations in destination countries and provide these countries economic growth, social integration, and national security.Read More