A glimpse into the future of migration

Immigrant travel on  a cargo train heading to the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, May 5, 2006. Every day Mexican trains are used by immigrants to cross the country, heading for the border between Mexico and United States. The U.S. Border Patrol said on Wednesday it had arrested 724,613 undocumented migrants crossing the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border from Mexico since October 1 last year, a rise of 6 percent from the same period a year earlier. The increase comes as U.S. lawmakers debate a proposal by President George W. Bush offering millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, and as Hispanic activists staged protests and a work stoppage in cities nationwide.       REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTR1D33C

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Rigas Hadzilacos
Project Lead, Industry Accelerators, World Economic Forum Geneva
Khalid Koser
Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Ratna Omidvar
Independent Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada
Yasmina Filali
Founder and President, Fondation Orient-Occident
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What are the current challenges facing the phenomenon of global migration? How has the debate around migration changed in the last 10 years and how will it continue to develop over the next decade? What can and must governments do to strive toward optimistic scenarios surrounding migration? What are the new technologies impacting immigrants and refugees?

In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund; Ratna Omidvar, Senator of Canada; and Yasmina Filali, Founder and President of the Fondation Orient Occident. All three are also members of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Migration.

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