As the Syrian refugee crisis (and the crisis surrounded refugees from so many other countries) deepens, Md. Shahidul Haque, Bangladesh’s foreign secretary, has some suggestions: Stop looking at migration as a temporary, manageable thing. Think about global governance. Stop thinking of migrants as “workers,” and start thinking of them as people. Make bold migration policies.
According to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 100 people around the world are displaced. That’s a record high.
The people of Shishmaref, Alaska, are moving. Read (and listen to) this story.
The state of Connecticut, in an effort to balance a budget, closed an office that provided sign language interpreters for people who are hard of hearing or deaf. I wrote about this for the Courant.