In the face of rising sea levels, the inhabitants of Kiribati and Tuvalu consider future migration whilst fiercely rejecting the notion of being ‘refugees’. With their countries possibly becoming extinct in the foreseeable future, the question arises why?
Obama recently offered many illegal immigrants a chance of temporary legalisation, promising better futures for them and their children. However, do amnesties indeed improve the lives of those immigrants? Empirical research so far remains inconclusive.