Extraregional Migration in The Americas: Profiles, experiences and needs
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2020
Language: English, Spanish

The number of extraregional migrants in the Americas, both those who use regular means of entry and those who use irregular forms of migration, has been increasing in recent years.

This report seeks to complement the findings of the 2016 IOM report “Migrant flows with an irregular migration status from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in Mesoamerica” updating its data and expanding the information available on the experiences and needs of extraregional migrants who travel through the region irregularly.

The present study includes a description of the sociodemographic profile of the over 350 extraregional migrants, as well as a portrait of the main experiences and needs of these migrant groups across three sections of their migration route: South America, Central America and Mexico.


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The causes and consequences of re-trafficking evidence from the IOM human trafficking database
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2010
Language: English

Although the problem victims relapsing in the hands of human trafficking is widely known, there is little information regarding the incidence, causes and consequences that produce it. They have a high propensity to relapse after having faced a trafficking situation or during the period after the assistance process. In this light, the present study analyzes 79 cases of relapses in trafficking situations from 1999 to 2009, belonging to the IOM database.


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Exploratory assessment of trafficking in persons in the Caribbean Region
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2010
Language: English

The lack of statistical data regarding counter trafficking in the Caribbean region and the absence of detailed information related to this crime, have motived to explore the main tendencies of this phenomena in Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. This text, presents the results of a qualitative research carried out in eight selected countries.


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Rights, residence, rehabilitation: a comparative study assessing residence options for trafficked persons
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2010
Language: English

This paper provides a comparative study carried out in Austria, Belgium, Italy and the United States. In it, is made a legal assessment on the implementation of the right of residence, as a means of protection for victims of trafficking and strengthening the processes of investigation and prosecution of traffickers. The study focuses on the analysis of the regulatory framework, the implementation of existing legislation and the systematization of experiences and legal developments of each country.


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What we see
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2010
Language: English

Photographs from adolescents from the competicion "Zoom in on migration and development"


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Compendium of Migrant Integration Policies and Practices
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2009
Language: English

This publication responds to the request of some IOM member states of having a global document that compiles integration policies and practices. This text describes legislation on integration and other migration issues, target groups of integration measures, and the governmental branches and integration measures of 19 selected countries


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Working to Prevent and Address Violence Against Women Migrant Workers
Thematic Area: Gender and migration
Year: 2009
Language: English

Traditionally, the female migration has been motivated by family reasons. However, today an increasing number of women are migrating independently in order to improve their employment and economic opportunities. Because they are women, they are subject to a double vulnerability condition during the migratory journey. In that sense, this publication presents a series of actions to combat violence affecting migrant women workers


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Caribbean: Counter-trafficking model legislation and explanatory guidelines: a booklet
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2008
Language: English

Historically, the Caribbean has been a region with an extensive transit migration transit internally, intraregional and externally. Due to the constant movement of the migratory flows in the area, Caribbean migrants faced the danger of being potentially exploited by traffickers. In this regard and given the complexity of human trafficking, this publication aims to provide a comprehensive response to address this phenomenon.


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Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2007
Language: English

The recent increase in international South-North migration flows, due to the process of globalization, has sparked an interest in shedding light on its positive effects and contributions to development. To that effect, this text compiles a series of activists’, government officials’ and researchers’ discussions on the impacts and dilemmas of migration in India, Mexico, Morocco, The Philippines and Turkey.


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Migration from Latin America to Europe: Trends and policy challenges
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2004
Language: English

Factors such as widespread poverty, the economic hardships in Latin America and the Caribbean and the tightening of the visa regime in United States have generated a rapid increase in migration flows to Europe, mainly of migrants with a high education level and high rates of labor force participation. Given that this trend has previously been understudied, this research analyzes the causes and consequences of this migration, and examines implications for European policy.


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Reintegration Guide for Returnees
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year:
Language: English

Reintegration assistance is provided to help you as an AVRR participant to re-establish yourself in your home country and restore family and community linkages. Reintegration support aims at strengthening your self-sufficiency and marking your return more sustainable.


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Notes on Migration and Development on the Global South: Emerging Issues and Responses
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year:
Language: English

This publication provides an overview of the main current patterns and corridors of extra-regional South-South migration. After presenting some data on the most recent trends in extra-regional migration, the publication highlights the possible consequences of extra-regional movements through examples of existing mobility between Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Finally, some recommendations and good practices in research and at the policy level are outlined.


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Recommendations for Strengthening the Regional Strategy Against the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons
Thematic Area: Migration Health
Year:
Language: English

This document represents an effort made by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to introduce tools for public policy makers as well as those responsible for programs addressing people smuggling and trafficking in persons. The IOM, in its role as the United Nations organization for migration, works in coordination with its partners and the international community to ensure the respect of human equality and the well-being of migrants.


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Travel Guide for Returnees
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year:
Language: English

Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration Pilot Programme from Canada


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The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Pilot (AVRR)
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year:
Language: English

If you are failed refugee claimant, IOM can help you with your voluntary return to your home country through the Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration pilot programme implemented within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as of 29 June 2012.


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