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NEWS ~ Immigration

Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.

As for economic effects, research suggests that migration is beneficial both to the receiving and sending countries. Research, with few exceptions, finds that immigration on average has positive economic effects on the native population, but is mixed as to whether low-skilled immigration adversely affects low-skilled natives. Studies show that the elimination of barriers to migration would have profound effects on world GDP, with estimates of gains ranging between 67 and 147 percent. Development economists argue that reducing barriers to labor mobility between developing countries and developed countries would be one of the most efficient tools of poverty reduction.

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Trump Administration Threatens Jail and Separating Children From Parents for Those Who Illegally Cross Southwest Border | The New York Times

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is dramatically stepping up prosecutions of those who illegally cross the Southwest border, ramping up a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences and separating immigrant children from their parents.

Border Patrol Memoir Ignites Dispute: Whose Voices Should Be Heard From the Frontier? |The New York Times

Francisco Cantú braced for the fury of anti-immigration figures when he wrote a Border Patrol memoir. Then came the onslaught of criticism from immigrants themselves.

Immigrants are 22 percent of federal prison population | Washington Times

A stunning 22 percent of inmates in the federal prison population are immigrants who have either already been deemed to be in the country illegally or who the government is looking to put in deportation proceedings, the administration said Tuesday. The 22 percent is much higher than the population of foreign-born in the U.S. as a whole, which is about 13.5 percent. All told, the government counted more than 42,000 aliens in federal prisons as of June 24.

Thousands Of Refugees Have Been Resettled In The U.S. Since Trump Signed Order | The Huffington Post

The U.S. refugee resettlement program has quietly been able to continue its work in the weeks since federal judges struck down key parts of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries that the administration says are a threat.

Trump administration makes first tangible step to building border wall | Fox News

President Trump’s administration on Friday made its first tangible step towards developing and implementing one of the president’s chief campaign promises: to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

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