Immigration

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Immigration in US – For a labor-market-driven immigration system

The U.S. labor market will be buffeted by at least three major sets of changes over the next few decades. The country will see major shifts in the following characteristics of the market: 1. Demographics. The native-born population and workforce will age and shrink, and the presence of racial and ethnic minorities in the workforce … Continue reading

Immigration and the Future of Labor Market in US – A plan could be paired with assistance, including the acquisition of new skills

Although the U.S. economy had a banner year in 2018, posting 3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the long-run projections are not nearly as bright. GDP growth is an- ticipated to average less than 2 percent annually over the next decade, and slow labor force growth is a key underlying reason. U.S. labor force … Continue reading

Immigration in US – 87 percent of overall population growth by 2049 CBO says

With birth rates projected to remain low, net immigration flows become an increasingly important part of overall U.S. population growth; in 2019, projected net in flows account for approximately 45 percent of overall population growth, but by 2049 that share is nearly 87 percent. CBO projects three broad categories of immigration: legal permanent residents (LPRs), … Continue reading

Migration and Education – Leave no one behind

Leave no one behind. This is among the most aspirational global commitments of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Migration and displacement are two global challenges the agenda needs to address in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 4: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities … Continue reading

Global Opinions of Immigration – Majorities says it strengthens their countries but a split on immigrants’ willingness to adopt their societies’ customs and way of life

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

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

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