WITH THE WORLD ECONOMY NOW SHOWING SOME FLEDGLING SIGNS OF positive growth, the policy debate on the financial and economic crisis is quickly shifting toward the shape and sustainability of recovery. (1) Issues of stimulus funding and retreat strategy, public debt and fiscal deficit, job creation, rebalancing the world economy, and the like are dominating the global agenda. The long litany of issues on the agenda does not, however, include the postrecession challenge of migration and its governance. And so far policymakers have taken little notice of it. A few analysts who have marginally touched on the issue have argued that the effects of the recession on migration are temporal and that over time they will continue to be shaped as usual by structural factors, including labor market and demographic asymmetry between countries and trends in the world economy. This may be largely true. And yet it could be perilous to foresee a business as usual scenario for migration in the postrecession years.