By Heather Stephenson, Tufts University
Displaced by war, famine, and other hardships, migrants make perilous journeys across borders and even oceans in search of safety and economic opportunity. Yet in many cases, today’s more than 255 million migrants have been met with hostile political rhetoric, overcrowded camps, and limited options. Are there better ways to respond to those seeking refuge around the globe? These professors at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy say yes — and offer advice to reduce tensions between migrants and residents of host countries.
- Boost legal migration
- Reduce disease fears
- Recognize migrants’ vulnerability