President Mauricio Macri’s choice of a senior opposition figure as his running mate for October’s election could help him lure Peronists who are anxious about their party’s ticket. But Miguel Angel Pichetto’s anti-immigrant views could have an impact on Argentina’s efforts to address the Venezuelan migration crisis.
Immigration and Integration Policy
Late last year, a decree abolishing humanitarian protections for migrants became law in Italy. Pushed by far-right leader Matteo Salvini as part of a crackdown on migrants and refugees, the law threatens to drive Italy’s migrant community further to the margins as anti-immigrant sentiment rises across the country.
Anti-immigrant rhetoric has steadily seeped into mainstream South African politics. In this month’s election, both major political parties advocated stricter controls on immigration. Loren B. Landau discusses the deep roots of xenophobia in South Africa and the uncertain future facing immigrants there.