Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

May 07, 2021

Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what’s needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic...

Have Trump’s Immigration Policies Made the US Safer?

January 03, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Hiroshi Motomura, a distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since coming to office, President Donald Trump has tightened US immigration policies, both legal and illegal. His policies follow economic...

Salvadorans Fight to Stay in the US

March 01, 2018

As protection for immigrants in the United States continues to be debated, families wait in fear, not knowing where their home may lie. The Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy implemented under the Obama administration, was ordered to end by President Donald...

Italy’s Election Is All About Immigrants, and It’s Getting Ugly

February 28, 2018

Immigrants don't have one bit to do with Italy's ailing economy — in fact, they're key to reviving it. Italian elections are always complex affairs, but the upcoming March 4 vote is one of the most bewildering in several decades: the right is resurgent, the left embattled, and the issue...

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

October 05, 2016

J.D. Taylor cycles across post-Brexit Britain to find out why people voted to leave the European Union. Back in June, the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote leveled whole swathes of the political landscape, toppling party leaders and shaking the country’s political and economic foundations. Yet...

Brexit and Populism’s Verbal Judo

September 08, 2016

Brexit was the most recent achievement for the politics of populism in Europe. Up until a few years back, populist radical-right parties, which are mainly single-issue ones, were marginalized as a political group. The core ideological tenets of populist radical-right parties—nativism,...

Immigration is a Tale of Two Countries

Germany and Mexico must remain vigilant to prevent public perceptions from negatively impacting their asylum, refugee and migration policies. Germany is facing the most important immigration crisis in its history since World War II. The recent attacks that took place on three consecutive days in...

Putting Trump Supporters Through “Extreme Vetting”

August 24, 2016

America has lost its sense of irony. Completely. US presidential candidate Donald Trump had recently unveiled a plan to put immigrants through a new screening test to filter out potential terrorists. What he calls extreme, extreme vetting would involve temporary suspension on immigration from...

This is Where Trump Wants to Build a Wall

August 22, 2016

Will a wall along the US-Mexico border make America safe again? Immigration and border security have become dominant topics in the 2016 presidential election in the United States, with Republican nominee Donald Trump running on a promise to build a wall between Mexico and the US to impede...

Africa Needs to Focus on Sound Immigration Policies

January 19, 2016

Africa is on the fast track of economic growth, but the continent must reform its internal immigration policies. In 2015, South Africa was shocked by xenophobic attacks, a startling déjà vu of similar attacks in 2008 that led to the killing of over 60 South Africans and was met with worldwide...

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