This report sheds light on one of the most common issues in migration field. The main goal of this report is not ignoring migration phenomenon (student mobility, economic migration, and forced and asylum seeking) or its consequences on economy, society or other issues in Iran. This report has tried to find a reliable data based on available resources to response to fallacies about (Brains) migration from Iran. So basically this report is a documentary review of a news entitled: “Redheads that never Reported” which is widely cited on social media in Iran.
In this report, we try to illustrate available data on international migration flows of Iranian nationals. Therefore, the main focus of this report is providing reliable data on international migration to see how reliable is the data presented in the above-mentioned news. Therefore, the data which is collected in this report is about to consider some specific areas in international migration of Iranian nationals. Therefore, Iran Migration Observatory hopes that readers do not consider this report as an overview of all aspects of Iranians’ international migration flow. It should be mentioned that Iran migration Observatory is going to release the “Iran Migration Outlook in 2019” in spring 2020. The Outlook will provide reliable data about international migration trends in Iran and in the world.
In the preface of the “Iran migration gate” report, we have explained about background of this report and why it is important to study on this issue. In chapter two, the claims in “Redheads that never reported” news are briefly criticized and examined by using reliable available data. In chapter three, we have discussed about fallacies in the “news” in detail. In chapter four, we have presented “Iran Migration Profile” and finally in the last chapter, we have proposed several suggestions about using reliable data sources in order to avoid such fallacies.