SIMN has just published a new book, “International Migration, U.S. Immigration Law and Civil Society: From the Pre-Colonial Era to the 113th Congress,” which analyzes trendsin migration, migration policies and the role of civil society in the formulation of said policies, from the pre-colonial period to the present. The book is the tenth volume in a series of SIMN publications and reports on governance of migration in the Americas. In line with reports from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico (made in 2012), as well as Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Peru (made in 2013), this report aims to provide objective information to decision-makers on policies and programs within the field of migration.Read More
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From May 12 to 16th of 2014, the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development was hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, with the theme “Unlocking the potential of migration for inclusive development.” The meeting, which gathered some 900 delegates from over 140 countries and 30 international organizations around the globe, began with two days of civil society panels, followed by a common space day between civil society organizations and governments and concluded with two days of government panels.Read More
SIMN presents at the First Congress of the Pastoral of Human Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean
For many years, the Ministry of Human Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean has been strengthening and advancing the recognition, defense and promotion of the rights and dignity of migrants. The conference, grounded in the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church, was attended by a large number of ecclesiastical and religious authorities, as well as by laity and representatives of civil society organizations, whose missions are to discover the best options formobile populations, understanding their high vulnerability and suffering. Mobile populations, which include thousands of people living in the region, must move not only in search of better opportunities, but many times for basic survival.Read More
As a testimony to a missionary presence in the Caribbean among hundreds of IDPs, the Congregation of Scalabrinian Missionaries joined the reconstruction efforts in Haiti, supporting the Haitian people in their faith and hope, despite the social and economic challenges the country is facing.Read More