MIPEX UK press coverage

I helped provide the UK data to MIPEX, the Migrant Integration Policy Index, published this month. The UK findings are here.
Here is some of the coverage of the UK findings. The first three pieces are by me.

The Conversation

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

Jul 1, 2015

After five years of coalition government, the impact of tighter controls on immigration is beginning to register. In a global index of how committed countries are to integrating legal migrants, the UK has dropped out of the top 10. [By me. Original at The Conversation.]

It’s time to put integration back on the agenda

Jun 30, 2015

Since the introduction of the concept by then-Labour home secretary Roy Jenkins in the mid-1960s, integration has never been a priority for UK governments. [By me. Original at Left Foot Forward.]


An evidence base for a rights-based approach to migrant integration policy

As we continue to see high migration numbers, is cutting integration wise? The new MIPEX findings raise the question of how much integration should be prioritised as UK slips in the international tables. [By me. Original at MRN Migration Pulse]


UK sees a sharp drop in its international standing on migrant integration

Jun 16, 2015

The UK launch of the new Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) served as a stark reminder of just how much things have changed for the worse over the last 5 years when it comes to integration. [By Jan Brulc. Original at MRN blog.]


Migrant Report
Jul 2, 2015

The rise of right wing parties and government spending cuts are making Europe less welcoming for migrants, according to the latest Migration Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) 2015 report. [By Alex Norrington. Original at MigrantReport.]

Family Migration Rules Continue to Tear Families Apart

Jul 1, 2015

In a globalised world, changing migration patterns and the increased ease and frequency with which people are able to travel make it increasingly possible for spouses or partners to be living in different countries for work or family reasons. However while some families may be separated through choice or necessity, others are divided as a result of draconian policies, as is the case in the UK. [Original at JCWI.]


UK and Netherlands become less migrant-friendly

Jul 1, 2015

Britain and the Netherlands have become less friendly places for migrants due to the impact of far-right parties and austerity measures, with both countries falling out of the top 10 in an index released on Tuesday. [By Emma Batha. Original at Reuters.]


Britain ‘no longer a haven for immigrants because of rising UKIP support’

Jul 1, 2015

Rising support of parties like Ukip has seen the UK fall out of the top 10 most migrant-friendly countries, according to the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX). [By Jake Burman. Original in the Express.]

About bengidley

Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. View all posts by bengidley

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