What Cities Can Do About Migration

Libya Migrants
Migrants are detained on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Abosetta base in Tripoli, Libya. The Libyan coast guard has taken 300 migrants who were trying to reach Europe illegally by boat into custody, following an altercation with a volunteer rescue vessel. Ayoub Gassim, the spokesman for Libya's navy that is loyal to the EU-backed Tripoli government, says the coast guard rescued the migrants in Libyan territorial waters on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
Libya Migrants
Migrants are detained on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Abosetta base in Tripoli, Libya. The Libyan coast guard has taken 300 migrants who were trying to reach Europe illegally by boat into custody, following an altercation with a volunteer rescue vessel. Ayoub Gassim, the spokesman for Libya's navy that is loyal to the EU-backed Tripoli government, says the coast guard rescued the migrants in Libyan territorial waters on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

What Cities Can Do About Migration

Global crises like war, climate change and economic uncertainty have created hundreds of millions of immigrants, refugees, internally displaced peoples and asylum seekers. Today, fearful reaction to these migrants have pushed electoral politics, political debate and policy towards nativism and isolationism. 

We ask two experts what cities can do to create peaceful solutions. Dr. Khalid Koser is executive director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund and former senior policy analyst at the Global Commission on International Migration. Amy Shannon is senior advisor for Alianza Americas, an umbrella of U.S.-based immigrant‐led and immigrant-serving organizations. Koser will address these issues at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global affairs and the Financial Times from June 7-9, 2017.