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Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship

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Is Israel's Basic Law boilerplate or unique and distinct among existing nation-states? [on hold]

There is a report from Jerusalem Post on August 7, 2018 entitled A DEMOCRATIC NATION STATE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE BY Sara Greenberg, in pertinent part The new Basic Law was passed to fill a ...
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How many “Blue Cards” have EU countries issued?

The "Blue Card" is EU-level scheme allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live in any country within the European Union, excluding Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom, According to ...
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Are there EU countries that offer a path to citizenship for non-EU foreign workers?

In the US there exist "dual intent" visas, e.g. H-1B, which while being a temporary work permit, nevertheless can lead to a permanent residence rights ("green card", usually sponsored by the employer ...
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“Everything But Arms” and migrants

A common trope in Europe is that the European Union, by means of exploitation and stiff tariffs, keeps the African economy down, thereby forcing economic migrants to leave home for Europe. However, ...
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Does oath of citizenship make citizens inequal? [closed]

In many countries, such as Germany, Russia, South Africa, and the US, there is a so-called oath of citizenship, which is essentially some specific words that a person who becomes a citizen of the ...
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Is there any data on the average IQ of American immigrants? [closed]

And an estimate on which way and how fast it is shifting national IQ, if possible.
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Where can I find a scatter plot of welfare spending vs. immigrant rate?

Where can I find a scatter plot of welfare spending (per capita, % of spending, or % of GDP) vs. immigrant rate (per capita, or % of population)? By state or by country would be fine. I tried to ...
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How do Chinese set up restaurants in UK? [closed]

So, I know Hong Kong used to be British but recently apparently there has been quite a lot of immigration to the UK from mainland China. A lot of Chinese restaurants you go to are run by people with ...
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Is there a correlation between high rents and high levels of *legal* immigrants?

There is currently a widely-spread opinion that rents in San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rising too fast. I don't think Chicago (among others) is sharing in this trend. It has a similar ...
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Were the British always among the most skeptical about free movement of people in the EU?

... or did they become this way only after the EU enlargement in Central and Easter Europe (after the fall of the Iron Curtain)? If there's a need to back up the premise of the question... here's a ...
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US Citizenship Revocation/Denaturalization - How does this compare with other countries?

Recently I read about president Trump forming a task force to find and remove the citizenship of anyone who lied to obtain citizenship in the united states: Article Here I'm wondering if the process ...
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Is there any secondary review of Asylum seeking cases in immigration courts?

I recently bumped into a factoid that wasn't unexpected but rather drastic: the rate of people passing asylum hearing in immigration courts can vary from 10% to 75% based on individual judges. ...
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Has ICE suspended criminal referrals of illegal entries by families?

A few months ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a "zero tolerance policy", requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to criminally prosecute every single person caught crossing the border ...
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Has DHS or CBP commented on stopping criminal referrals of illegal entries by families?

The Washington Post just published a story quoting a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official who says that in response to President Trump’s new executive order about family separation,...
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Do either the Feinstein bill or the Cruz bill repeal Trump's zero tolerance policy on immigration?

A few months ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a "zero tolerance policy", requiring the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute every single person caught crossing the border ...
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What proof of parent/child relationship is required at southern border ports of entry? [closed]

This question is specific to those seeking asylum. At the White house press conference today I understood the DHS secretary to say that (paraphrasing) when a woman and child present themselves at the ...
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Can the Trump adminstration undo the Flores consent decree?

In 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to a settlement in a case called Flores vs. Reno. Among other things, this settlement prohibits unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from ...
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To what degree were families separated in the US - Mexico border before Trump?

With the high visibility of the US's current policy of separating families at the Southern border, I am wondering what the policy for incoming migrants was in previous administrations (Obama and Bush, ...
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Is there anything in EU law to prevent this invasion scenario? [closed]

Let's say Putin's government funds an NGO (clandestinely, so it looks like a for realz NGO), rents out a ton of large ships, puts on a couple hundred thousand little green men out of uniform and ...
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Did Obama enable the US gov't to spend close to 20,000 dollars per month on every illegal immigrant's child?

This "meme" http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/politifact/photos/Obama_paying_illegal_kids_FB_post_1.jpg managed to get circulated to my facebook. I looked it up and according to ...
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Why was Schengen a problem in distributing refugees based on quotas?

I'd often heard here in Czechia that quota couldn't really distribute refugees, as everyone has the right to move freely within the EU. Is the Schengen Agreement so strict it is So hard to adjust so ...
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Could a nation completely disappear due to emigration? [duplicate]

The Baltic States are experiencing the world's highest emigration rates (outside of war zones like Syria) thanks to European freedom of movement which makes it extremely easy for Baltic citizens to ...
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What is the difference between the National Front, Britain First and BNP?

There's a lot of hard right parties here in the UK as well as a good number of populist ones (UKIP, For Britain etc) as well, and reading their manifestos and history I'm finding it hard to ...
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Why had U.S. politically pursued certain immigration policies for over a century?

Well you can easily find out certain immigration policies which U.S. has deployed in the past to keep the certain minorities out like -The Chinese exclusion act of 1882 - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...
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What percentage of Soviet immigrants to the US are Jews?

Let me start off the bat by saying that this question is NOT about Russian Federation, it is NOT about Judaism (the religion) and it is not about Putin's recent (possibly mistranslated) comments about ...
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Does the US give full, unfettered access to the NCIC database to anyone other than Canada?

I know that the US shares full, real time access to the US NCIC database with Canada, but does it give this type of access to any other countries? Many people seem to think that any immigration ...
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How many people are registered under the DACA? [closed]

How many legally registered DACA recipients are on the book? What is the total number of DACA recipients currently registered?
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Does the cartel's ability to tunnel under walls negate the southern border wall's purpose? [duplicate]

As I understand it, the Sinaloa cartel are masters of tunneling under the border and transporting people and drugs. If this is true (wall has no effect on migration), is there any other political ...
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Is NHS reliance on foreign doctors typical?

Most of the United Kingdom's healthcare is provided by the tax funded and state organised National Health Service. Since it was created in 1948 the NHS has always required foreign doctors. In 2014 ...
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Has the White House expressed willingness to revisit the Friday DACA deal?

As described in this question and answer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claims that on Friday he offered a deal to President Trump that would have averted the government shutdown, included DACA,...
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Did Schumer offer Trump a deal that included the wall?

The United States is currently in a government shutdown, because Democrats won't vote for an appropriations bill without a deal on DACA, and President Trump won't agree to a deal on DACA without ...
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On what grounds can Trump's decision to end DACA be challenged?

This question asks why Trump would be blocked from ending DACA, and the answer was that he wasn't - it was just suspended until all ongoing lawsuits against Trump's action were resolved, presumably to ...
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How could Obama start DACA, but Trump can not end it?

I would understand the law or new executive order being unconstitutional and struck down by courts, but here he have a situation where Trump is trying to revert the policy to state that it was before ...
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Why do Mauritius passport holders have such easy visa access to so many countries?

As per Wikipedia: As of 1 January 2017, Mauritian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 131 countries and territories, ranking the Mauritian passport 33rd in terms of travel freedom ...
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Does Japan suffer any significant drawbacks for having the most restrictive immigration policy of all developed countries?

Japan is well known for being the most homogeneous developed country in the world, partially thanks to their extremely restrictive immigration policies. But does their economy or society suffer any ...
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Will the UK government need to hire more employees from Asian countries after 2019? [closed]

In the aftermath of Brexit, it is expected that there will be a shortage in the work force of the United Kingdom. Will the UK government need to hire more employees from Asian countries to ...
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Why don't countries use an auction to issue residency visas?

In the US there is a long-standing issue with H1B (work) visas, where there's many more applicants than free spots, which results in a sort of lottery on who gets to immigrate to the US. Likewise the ...
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Is there a Constitutional fine on illegal immigrants? [duplicate]

Article 1 Section 9 "The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand ...
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Do any countries have a 100% open immigration policy?

Are there any countries who will allow anyone to immigrate into their country and eventually become citizens?
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What is the “McCaul-Thompson” bill that may be part of Trump's DACA deal?

Today House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement concerning the tentative agreement President Trump made with them last night: President ...
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Why is President Trump ending the DACA program so controversial?

There is currently a lot of controversy about President Trump ending the DACA program. However I don't understand why it's so controversial — Donald Trump was specifically elected on an anti-...
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Why did Australian Labor MP Khalil Eideh get denied entry to the USA?

Khalil Eideh is an Australian State (Victoria) Member of Parliament who was on an official trip studying drug policy and injecting rooms. When the group was to travel from Canada to the USA he was ...
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What does the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump's travel ban do?

There's a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that allowed several parts of Trump's Executive Order (13780) to go into effect after the administration filed an appeal. So, what exactly does the ruling ...
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Did Trump shift the immigration debate to the right?

In the United States there have long-standing disagreements concerning what to do about illegal immigration. But it seems to me that prior to the 2016 election, the mainstream of both U.S. political ...
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Why are Western governments so resistant to immigration restriction? [closed]

Across the west (and in parts of Asia, as well), there has been, in the last 10 years or so, a series of reactionary right-wing nationalist movements, driven largely by globalization and social ...
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How do politicians on the Left side of the political spectrum reconcile the need to protect workers with the support for immigration?

As far as I understand, politicians on the Left side of the spectrum generally support increased welfare, strong regulation for workers rights, high minimum wage, etc. At the same time, many Left-wing ...
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Why is immigration enforcement controversial in the United States?

From time to time I come across articles talking about some crackdown or another on people in the USA who don't have permission to be in the country. These articles usually have a "how can you do that ...
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Did any particular speech give rise to “cultural enrichment” becoming a anti-immigration catchphrase?

The phrase "Cultural enrichment" is being used sarcastically by many people opposed to certain types of immigration. Urban Dictionary has two entries that are sarcastic about the phrase: Satirical ...
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Mexican illegal immigration and rape [closed]

I remember Donald Trump stating that 80% of illegal immigrants coming from Mexico and crossing illegally into the U.S. were raped/sexually abused. I have been trying to find some credible scholarly ...
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Are there good breakdowns of world's immigration systems by main parameters?

Seeing a side discussion about Australian vs. UK immigration system, I grew curious as to how popular are different models of immigration systems around the world. I'm looking for a good compiled ...