https://i2.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/german-refugees-2-e1522766406208.jpg?fit=1018%2C514&ssl=1 514 1018 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2018-04-03 14:35:152018-04-03 14:41:53Learning from German Gender and Immigration Policy Missteps
In his 2018 State of the Union Address, President Trump announced major changes to U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Key among his proposals is tightening family reunification policies, which will directly influence gender inequity. Not only does our own history provide trenchant examples, but other countries’ policies and their implications can inform such changes. On this score, Germany, though its refugee policy is far more generous, is particularly helpful in considering the gender implications of immigration reform- a “what not to do,” as it were.