The new European Commission lead by Ursula von der Leyen was approved by the European Parliament on November 27 and took office on December 1, 2019. Migration still remains among the EU's top priority policy areas and also one of the most divisive ones. The new Commission plans to introduce a new European asylum system that will certainly be a hotly debated issue.
The United States, historically defined as a land of immigrants, faces an ongoing debate about the effectiveness and morality of its migration procedures. Recent media coverage of harsh conditions at detention centers along the southern border and debates gearing up for the 2020 presidential election have drawn public scrutiny of issues of migration. Calling attention to potential violations of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, this paper emphasizes the urgency of addressing migration policy in the United States. Through comparing candidates for the 2020 election and their policy programs, this paper reviews the current state of migration policy in the United States, alternatives, and the likelihood of their adoption.
We cordially invite you to the international conference organised by the Consortium of Migrant Assisting Organisations in cooperation with the Association for Integration and Migration, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Prague Office, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib.
Date: Tuesday 14 May, 2019, 9.00 – 17.00
Venue: Kaiserštejsnký palác, Malostranské náměstí 23, Praha 1