Immigration

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Immigrants and Immigration in US – How many and how have the number changed over time

How many immigrants reside in the United States? More than 44.5 million immigrants resided in the United States in 2017, the historical high since census records have been kept. One in seven U.S. residents is foreign born, according to 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) data. While immigrants’ current share—13.7 percent—of the overall U.S. population (325.7 … Continue reading

Immigrants – Majorities in top migrant destination countries say they strengthen their countries

Majorities of publics in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that host half of the world’s migrants. In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest migrant … Continue reading

Immigration and Redistribution in Europe – A lower support for redistribution when the share of immigrants is higher

In almost every European country, the share of immigrants has increased substantially during the past decades. This has sparked a public debate about economic benefits of immigration and perceived threats to social cohesion. In new IZA discussion paper, Alberto Alesina, Elie Murard and Hillel Rapoport provide empirical evidence on attitudinal shifts against redistribution among European-born … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Near record high but remains below that of many other countries

Nearly 14% of the U.S. population was born in another country, numbering more than 44 million people in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This was the highest share of foreign-born people in the United States since 1910, when immigrants accounted for 14.7% of the … Continue reading

Immigration In US – Strengthen more than burden it majority says, but Republicans and Democrats have never been further apart

The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan. As in recent years, a majority (62%) say immigrants strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents. Just 28% say immigrants are a burden on the country because they take jobs, housing and health … Continue reading

Immigration – OECD countries received slightly more than 5 million new permanent legal migrants in 2017

Preliminary data show that OECD countries received slightly more than 5 million new permanent legal migrants in 2017. This represents the first decline in migration to the area since 2011 (down by around 5%, compared to 2016). This is due, however, to the significant reduction in the number of recognised refugees in 2017 while other … Continue reading

International migration, 2015 – A map

source : Our World in Data

Immigration US – 200 Years as a graphic of a growing tree

Today’s immigration battles take place within a long, slowly accruing history that is difficult to grasp in its sheer scale and complexity. Tens of millions of people who represent every corner of the globe have immigrated to the U.S. over the last two centuries. The picture that emerges over time can resembles a living organism, … Continue reading

Les immigrants au Canada, de 2006 à 2017 – Le taux de chômage des immigrants très récents à son plus bas depuis 2006

À l’instar d’autres pays industrialisés, le Canada fait face au vieillissement de la population — une tendance prolongée qui se traduit par le recours continu du pays à l’immigration pour maintenir et promouvoir sa croissance démographique et économique. Cette tendance se manifeste aussi dans le marché du travail, puisque la croissance de l’emploi provient essentiellement de deux … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers – Governments narrowing and hardening policies in 2018

Faced with absorbing vast numbers of asylum seekers who headed to Europe during the 2015-16 migration crisis and the ongoing arrival of much smaller, but steady flows of Central Americans at the U.S.-Mexico border, EU Member States and the United States in 2018 took or explored steps to narrow asylum and harden policies. Some moves, … Continue reading

Immigration around the World – Just 14% say their countries should allow more immigrants

As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 27 nations conducted in the spring of 2018. Across the countries surveyed, a median of 45% say fewer or no … Continue reading

Immigration in Sweden – An overview of historical and contemporary migration trends and debates

In 2015 a record-breaking 162,877 asylum seekers entered Sweden, which along with Germany was the preferred destination for a wave of Syrians, Afghans, and others who reached European soil in search of protection and better lives. In response, the Swedish government introduced border controls, followed in mid-2016 by a highly restrictive asylum and reunification law—a … Continue reading

Global Labour Migration – 164 Million people are migrant workers says ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they numbered 150 million. According to the 2nd edition of the ILO’s Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers , which covers the period between 2013 and 2017, the majority of migrant workers – … Continue reading

How Many People in the U.S. are Immigrants?

The U.S. foreign-born population reached a record 43.7 million in 2016. Since 1965, when U.S. immigration laws replaced a national quota system, the number of immigrants living in the U.S. has more than quadrupled. Immigrants today account for 13.5% of the U.S. population, nearly triple the share (4.7%) in 1970. However, today’s immigrant share remains … Continue reading

Skilled immigration in Germany – A leaked preliminary draft for a new immigration law

Germany is short of nurses, care workers, construction workers, carpenters, electricians, and IT specialists. And businesses have long been demanding that the government make it easier for skilled workers, including those from outside the European Union, to move to Germany — notwithstanding a political climate that has become toxic for many immigrants. German unemployment is currently … Continue reading

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