Barbados – Historical Synthesis of International Migration

In its early years of development, Barbados experienced the arrival of many settlers. Cane cultivation brought prosperity to the English colony, which became the “richest colony in English America,” attracting new settlers (Sutton and Makiesky, 1975). English landowners, unpaid workers and ranchers, as well as slaves brought from Africa to work on the sugar plantations, arrived on … Read more

Barbados – Legal Framework Regulating International Migration

The main legal framework for migration in Barbados is the Constitution of Barbados (1966), the Migration Act, Cap. 190 of February 2, 1976, and the Barbados Citizenship Act, Cap. 186 of November 30, 1966. Regulation of entry and stay of migrants Only citizens or permanent residents have the right to enter Barbados. All other people must request permission. There are … Read more


Colombia has been a largely emigration country, with negative net migration rates since at least the 1980s and with a foreign-born population of less than 0.5 percentage points of the total population. Recently, since 2010, the country has attracted a growing flow of immigrants, with the number of entries doubling between 2010-2013, reaching a total of … Read more


Total immigrant entries into the United States for authorized permanent residents in fiscal year 2013 was 990,600 people, 5% lower than the 2010 level. Family immigration accounted for two-thirds (649,600) of this total, while 161,000 immigrants (16%) were for work purposes, an increase of 9% compared to 2010. The visa diversity program granted another 50,000 … Read more

National Correspondents Network

Countries participating in the SICREMI 2011 report Argentina Martín Arias Duval , National Director of Migration Federico Luis Agusti, Director of International and Social Affairs, National Directorate of Migration Belize Miriam Willoughby , Statistical Specialist, Acting Manager, Census Surveys and Administrative Statistics, Statistical Institute of Belize Canada Martha Justus , Director, Research and Evaluation, Citizenship and Immigration Canada … Read more


International migration is one of the priority issues on the agenda of many countries. Globalization, income inequalities between countries and demographic and economic imbalances contribute to the expansion of migratory movements that we have witnessed in the last twenty years, which have generated notable benefits but also pose important challenges for government policies. One of the … Read more

Belize – Historical Synthesis of International Migration

Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English. It was a British colony until 1964, the year in which Great Britain granted it autonomy, and became completely independent in 1981. In addition to its heterogeneity, a consequence of European colonization and African slavery, and the migration of numerous other cultural communities; One … Read more

Barbados – Bibliography

Barbados, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007) “Returning Nationals Information Booklet” Second Edition, Beckles, Hilary McD (2006). A History of Barbados From Amerindian Settlement to Caribbean Single Market. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contribution of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Revie, … Read more

Argentina – Bibliography

Devotee, Ferdinand (2002). “History of immigration in Argentina.” Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires. Jachimowicz, Maia (2006). “Argentina: A New Era of Migration and Migration Policy.” Washington, DC. Migration Policy Institute. Moya, Jose C. (1998) Cousins ​​and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires. University of California Press: Los Angeles. Rock, David (1985). Argentina 1516-1982: from Spanish Colonization to the Falklands War. University of California Press, … Read more

Argentina – Regulatory Framework That Regulates International Migration

The Argentine National Constitution establishes the rights and guarantees that encompass all inhabitants, including non-citizens. It specifies the equality of all before the law, including access to employment, non-discriminatory taxes and public office. Similarly, foreigners have the right to exercise their commercial, industrial, and professional activities; to own, buy and dispose of the goods; to navigate the rivers … Read more