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Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

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...

Salvadorans Fight to Stay in the US

Salvadorans Fight to Stay in the US

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...

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

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

Brexit and Populism’s Verbal Judo

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,...

Putting Trump Supporters Through “Extreme Vetting”

Putting Trump Supporters Through “Extreme Vetting”

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

This is Where Trump Wants to Build a Wall

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

Africa Needs to Focus on Sound Immigration Policies

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...

America Is No Longer the Land of the Free

America Is No Longer the Land of the Free

Distraction, fixation with standardized tests and ballooning debt put students on the road to intellectual serfdom. For more than a century, the Statue of Liberty has symbolized America’s myth of freedom and prosperity. As per myth, America is the hallowed land where immigrants from all over...

A Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

A Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Facilities at a detention center for immigrants in the United States are deplorable. Reports are mounting of a living nightmare in Lumpkin, Georgia, at Stewart, a 1,750-bed detention facility housing immigrants facing potential deportation. According to multiple interviews with detained...

Norwegian Immigration and Europe’s Swiss Dilemma

Norwegian Immigration and Europe’s Swiss Dilemma

Norway will not seek to emulate Switzerland's policy on immigration quotas. At first glance, Norway and Switzerland seem to have much in common. Both are prosperous alpine nations with relatively small populations (5.1 million and 8 million), while they also have some of the lowest unemployment...

Kindred Spirits? Canada and the US in a Comparative Lens

Kindred Spirits? Canada and the US in a Comparative Lens

On which issues do Americans and Canadians converge and diverge the most? Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and the United States, by Dr. Edward Grabb, professor emeritus of sociology at Western University and the late Dr. James Curtis of the University of Waterloo, redefined and...

US Immigration Reform: A Mirage on the Horizon?

US Immigration Reform: A Mirage on the Horizon?

In the US, long-standing obstacles may derail true progress on immigration reform. One of the most frequently touted arguments of those opposing immigration reform in the US is that sanctioning any sort of guest-worker program would have a deleterious effect on native workers. But this ignores the...

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