MIPEX has been mentioned in an opinion article in The Washington Post analysing the worsening situation for migrants in the US.
The article explains that even though the US ranks in the top ten countries of the MIPEX ranking since 2019, its score has fallen by two points due to an increase in inclusive migration policies in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Canada.
According to the article, the Trump administration made it harder for persons trying to migrate to the US, while other countries became more tolerant and open to migrants.
Moreover, the article mentions that the Pew Research Centre survey on attitudes toward national identity shows that European countries are becoming more inclusive towards migrants.
The article stresses this by giving the example of the UK’s most recent election: four candidates from the Conservative Party belonged to ethnic minorities and had not converted to Christianity.
Rishi Sunak, the UK’s current prime minister, took his oath on the Bhagavad Gita and openly celebrated Diwali after his win – an occurrence which would not likely take place in the US.
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About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)
MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.