“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” - John Adams
Migration and migrants are ‘hot topics’ in the news, media and policy. Most people think they have a good idea about the issue and many have strong opinions. However, this topic is plagued by myths about who a migrant is, the effects of migration, how we can manage it, and so on. The gap between reality and perception has widened, with reinforced stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudice.