Some 250 million people — or 3.3 percent of the global population —have a life story that includes migration, and that figure continues to increase. Countries that neighbor crisis zones absorb most of the refugees. The nature of migration is evolving; reasons for migration change and overlap, regions of origin become destinations or transit countries. Irregular migration, in particular, is cause of great human hardship. Efforts to address migration polarize societies. The international migration regimes in place do not adequately address these changes.