Category: Migration

No Country is a Shithole

President Donald Trump reportedly questioned, “Why do we need more Haitians?” and “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” in a meeting on Thursday, January 11th. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss what happened at the meeting, and how this will have a negative impact on international relations, as

Rohingya: Forced Migration and Trafficking

Over 400,000 Rohingya are being forced to migrate from Myanmar. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the context and how this makes the Rohingya, a stateless population, even more vulnerable. Rohingya have previously been subject to human trafficking while migrating, and International Organization for Migration noted that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who

Executive Orders on Border Security and Public Safety

President Trump signed Executive Orders for “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” on January 25, 2017. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss  how these orders may affect human trafficking and highlight policy gaps that the Trump administration should pay attention to. Sources: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements

How Strict Migration Policies Can Exacerbate Trafficking

How does migration policy affect human trafficking? Host Seth Daire and guest Amber Moffett of the Human Trafficking Center discuss how migration policy needs to adequately identity and protect victims, be aware of how cartels control smuggling routes, consider how hardline measures increase debt, and know that migrants who are being afraid to make their