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Anti-immigration left-wing parties

Recently the long time left-wing German politician, Sahra Wagenknecht, formed a left-wing anti-immigration party.This is unusual, as the left is normally associated with pro-immigration policies. Are ...
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Why did most Indian Jews choose to immigrate to Israel?

The Wikipedia article on History of the Jews in India points out that the majority of the Indian Jews immigrated to Israel ("made Aliyah") after the establishment of Israel in 1948: The ...
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Why are Western nations generally averse to immigration without a path to citizenship?

The Gulf countries have been hosting millions of foreign workers for decades, however almost all of them were on restricted temporary visas which provided no viable path to citizenship and have thus ...
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What exact "border security issues" are holding up Ukraine and Israel aid packages in the US Congress?

In the last few weeks, I've seen a number of articles about Ukraine aid being stalled by Congress Republicans. BBC Senate Republicans have blocked a move to pass an aid bill for Ukraine after ...
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Does the Florida grand jury's report support its assertion of "malevolence" when it comes to the illegal immigration industry?

Politico.com's November 26, 2023 Florida grand jury calls for new tax to curb illegal immigration: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A statewide grand jury put into place by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to ...
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Why is China allowing visa-free entry for citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia?

I read: The Chinese government has announced visa-free entry for up to 15 days for 6 countries, including France, from December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024. [Author: dda] Why is China allowing visa-...
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Do Christian denominations in US have similar attitudes towards immigration?

I have read that some Christian denominations in US are more liberal than the others. The articles that I read only mentioned they split in abortion right and LGBTQ equality. Do liberal denominations ...
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Is the German CDU 26-point migration plan publically available?

The CDU (currently the biggest opposition party in Germany) handed the government a 26-point plan with their demands on the topic of migration. It seems like every major newspaper has an article on it ...
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Why, if at all, do municipal governments in the US not seek to spread out immigration?

Recently, the Republican governors of many states in the USA have been pursuing a strategy of sending immigrants to specific cities with Democratic governments. While the reception has been mostly ...
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Do any 2024 Republican Presidential candidates oppose a pathway to legalization of illegal immigrants?

During the 2016 US Presidential campaign, Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this: My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, ...
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Why didn’t the UK reduce their yearly immigration despite leaving the EU?

Previously it seemed like wanting to cut down migration was a cornerstone argument for Brexit to happen. But despite the UK fully leaving the EU and the Conservative Party still being in power, the UK ...
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Asylum and migration at the U.S.-Mexican border

The state of Texas has implemented measures to discourage or prevent border crossings outside the legal ports of entry. I have a number of related questions regarding the border situation, which is ...
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Who are the 13 million migrants that the Victory Party wants to send back?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-65708268 The Victory Party leader said this week Mr Kilicdaroglu had agreed to send back "13 million migrants" within a year "in line with ...
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Why do immigrants want to come to the UK when its cost of living is so high? [closed]

As a working visa holder, I realize that the cost of living in the UK is horrifying. A British whole breakfast that would cost only £3 in Asia costs £10 in the UK. Public transport wise, it only cost ...
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How many Cuban doctors are working in the US?

I saw a couple of old articles that reported how the US opened in the past to immigration by Cuban doctors, which sometimes was seen as encouraging them to defect. I would like to know what is the ...
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Why was Imran Khan's plan to naturalize Afghan children born in Pakistan "almost immediately revoked"?

An EU document briefly notes something about the Prime Minister’s announced plan to naturalise Afghans in Pakistan that was almost immediately revoked A bit more googling finds a lot more details ...
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Which Afghans is Pakistan deporting?

There are about 250,000 Afghans who arrived in Pakistan since 2021. And about 3 million in total, including those who arrived earlier. According to the first source, Pakistan has recently began ...
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Why do most United Kingdom visas restrict working as a sportsperson?

The majority of UK visas, for example the British National (Overseas) visa, and the Graduate visa, appear to include a restriction on working as a professional sportsperson: Why did the British ...
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Why isn't Canada taking in more Americans?

Polling indicates record numbers of Americans want to leave the United States, with the most recent poll I could find placing it at 16%. However, data shows that few Americans are actually leaving. ...
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Are there any jurisdictions in the US that require public school students to learn Spanish?

As the amount of Spanish-speaking Americans is increasing, do some towns, counties, or states mandate all public school students to learn at least some Spanish?
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Did the Biden administration successfully terminate Trump’s Safe Third Country agreements?

In 2019, the Trump Administration signed asylum cooperative agreements, commonly known as “Safe Third Country” agreements, with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Under these agreements, those ...
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Number of Immigrants entering US

According to the records at Ellis Island, over 1 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island for entry in 1907, with a peak day of 11,700 entering the US. A hundred years later, the US seems to ...
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What is the current state of the plan to send those seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda?

The recent question Is the UK going to abandon asylum for refugees? reminded me of the BBC's April 14, 2022 One-way ticket to Rwanda for some UK asylum seekers. A lot has happened since then. Question:...
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What is the actual cost and human load (short and long term cost) of immigration across EU countries?

There is currently (November 2022) increased tension between France and Italy regarding the reception of migrants from Africa who were rescued by the humanitarian boat Ocean Viking. The boat has been ...
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Why does Newsom blame Trump visa policy for California population loss?

In this YouTube video, in an interview with Gavin Newsom, starting at about 8:50, he lists some statistics painting California as a wonderful place with a thriving economy and tax rebates. He is then ...
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Why is Communism singled out as a totalitarian party in US immigration laws?

US Immigration laws state (D)Immigrant membership in totalitarian party (i)In general Any immigrant who is or has been a member of or affiliated with the Communist or any other totalitarian party (or ...
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What government tools available to Canada to deal with population growth?

Any country that is experiencing population growth has to plan for building new cities but Canada has no plans nor capital investments to build new cities. Egypt employed its military to build a new ...
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What remedy exists for the executive branch ignoring laws passed by Congress regarding immigration? [closed]

I understand that immigration is the purview of the United States government. What is the remedy when the government fails to enforce its own immigration laws?
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Could the British policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda be described as "extraordinary rendition"? [closed]

The term "extraordinary rendition" entered the language a few years ago to describe the practice of enforcing, without legal process, the removal of people from one jurisdiction to another, ...
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Why doesn't the USCIS offer premium processing for all its immigration forms?

Premium processing is available on only certain USCIS immigration forms and not all USCIS immigration forms. Why doesn't the USCIS offer premium processing for all its immigration forms? Since the ...
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Are there countries which only allow new immigrants to settle outside of major cities?

As an example, a major criticism of the Canadian immigration strategy is that the vast majority of temporary residents (work and student visa holders) settle around Toronto or Vancouver, which drives ...
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Why are Republicans pushing merit-based immigration if the types of immigrants favored seem to cause more damage to Republicans electorally?

There was an article that talks about how Republicans tend to gain from immigrants. It talks about low-skilled immigrants driving native voters to Republicans: "Non-urban, low-skill counties with ...
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Why does the United States government utilize random selection (a "lottery") to determine eligibility for an H-1B visa? [duplicate]

According to my understanding of the H-1B application process, applicants must be selected for further consideration by random selection (a "lottery"). Why doesn't the US consider all ...
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How does Israel decide what DNA is Jewish?

When a person claims to be ethnically Jewish and wants to make Aliyah Israel's immigration authorities may request a DNA test. See this and this. However I cannot find the details of how it is decided ...
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How many Afghans have migrated/fled to the (present-day territory of the) EU in the past 25 years? And how many were granted asylum?

I'm trying to figure out from a migration perspective how much of an issue this is/was. But I can't get any total figures on a quick google search, unlike say for Syria. This may well be because of ...
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Why don't US citizens emigrate? [closed]

The situation for many US citizens is becoming worse with each and every year, due to healthcare costs, debt of any kind (education, healthcare, housing), shootings, racial tensions, retirement ...
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Do Democrats and Republicans still agree on what kinds of immigrants should be admitted?

In a highly cited 2015 paper, Hainmueller and Hopkins find that "beneath partisan divisions over immigration lies a broad consensus about who should be admitted to the country." For example, ...
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Why was American support for increased immigration higher in 2017 (under Trump) than 1993 (under Clinton)?

According to Gallup, American support for increased immigration was 6% in 1993 and 24% in 2017. What were some of the main drivers for this difference? I'm honestly quite surprised as Bill Clinton was ...
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How can POTUS legally prevent/change state National Guard movements/actions?

According to some news from the Texas-Mexico border, some other states, including Texas and South Dakota, are sending their troops to the Texas border to support border patrol agents. I don't think ...
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Any US deportation illegal immigrants statistics by presidents?

Different US presidents usually have different view on the question of adopting illegal immigrants. Some, for example D.Trump are generally opposing immigration, some, like current POTUS J.Biden, are ...
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What's going on with the wall building on US-Mexico border in Summer 2021?

Stopping the wall was part of Joe Biden's campaign points. And then, his administration signed an order on Inauguration Day ending the national emergency at the border and launching a 60-day review of ...
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Why hasn't Kamala Harris visited the US-Mexico Border?

Since Joe Biden put VP Harris in charge of the border migration back on March 24, 2021, VP Harris hasn't conducted a visit to the border. I am under the impression that it would be helpful for her to ...
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Is Russia able to influence Israel?

Is Russia able to influence the affairs of Israeli politics and foreign policy through the Russian immigrants in Israel?
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What does India not being a member to the 1951 Refugee Convention mean?

What does India not being a party to the protocol mean in the context of legal documents pertaining to refugee protection. A slightly detailed insight to this is most welcome. https://www.unhcr.org/...
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How many migrants have obtained Convention Against Torture protection under Title 42?

In March 2020, the Trump Administration invoked an obscure infectious disease provision in Title 42 of the US Code, allowing Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to turn away migrants who show up at ...
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Which Congressional Democrats have called on Biden to stop Title 42?

A year ago, the Trump Administration invoked an obscure infectious disease provision in Title 42 of the US Code, allowing Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to turn away migrants who show up at ...
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Is it possible for a US President to end DACA?

President Trump tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy that his predecessor President Obama had created. Trump's administration failed to end it. Is it ...
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Did Taiwan support "Hong Kongers" trying to resettle as its president said?

This answer to What did Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen actually say that it would do for "Hong Kongers"? says (paraphrased): (Taiwan) means to help new settlements of Hong Kong people... ...
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Is there a significant named political movement in the United States for Latino civil rights?

I am aware of movements like Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ Pride, and the Women's March that stand for the civil rights of different groups. Is there such a movement or organization that organizes for ...
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Has Russia considered accepting migrants that want to reach Europe?

This article argues that Russia, like many other countries, faces a population decline that must be tackled sooner or later: The shrinking of Russia’s population overall, and especially the working-...
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