Skip to navigation

Skip to main content

Migration News

contact us

April 2014, Volume 21, Number 2

The Americas

House: Immigration
House Republicans are divided on immigration reform, reducing prospects for enactment of comprehensive legislation in 2014 that would allow

DHS: Border, Interior, USCIS
Border. The number of foreigners apprehended by the US Border Patrol just inside US borders peaked at over 1.7 million a year in both FY86 and FY00.

Labor, Inequality, H-1B
The US added 1.7 million jobs in 2013, and the unemployment rate averaged 7.4 percent, declining from 7.9 percent in January 2013 to 6.7 percent in

Mexico, Canada
Mexico received $21.6 billion in remittances in 2013, down from $22.4 billion in 2012. The average remittance was $290. Mexico's economic growth

Haiti-Dominican Republic, Brazil
More Haitians are trying to move to the US. Instead of traveling via the Bahamas, more are traveling across the Dominican Republic and trying to


China: Migrants
China in March 2014 announced a "New-type Urbanization Plan" that is expected to increase the share of the population registered to live in cities

Japan, Korea
There are about 150,000 foreigners in the Technical Intern Training Program. The trainees, who are mostly from China, work and learn for three years

Southeast Asia
Burma. The Ministry for Labor, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) in February 2014 said it would crack down on abusive recruiters who do not

South Asia, Middle East
Bangladesh. The number of Bangladeshis going abroad to work has been declining. Some 607,798 Bangladeshis went abroad to work in 2012 and 409,253 in


EU: Intra-EU Migrants
There were 50 million immigrants in the EU-27 member states in 2012, making persons born outside the country in which they were living 10 percent of

UK: Migrants
The current Conservative-Liberal coalition government elected in 2010 pledged to reduce net migration to the UK to less than 100,000 before the next

France, Germany, Switzerland
France. A French court in January 2014 concluded that a Roma teenager and her family were expelled lawfully from France in October 2013. Police

Southern Europe
Italy. Italy's navy intercepted over 4,000 migrants, many from Eritrea and Syria, in March 2014, bringing the total to over 7,000 for the first three

Eastern, Northern Europe
Russia. The Federal Migration Service in January 2014 reported that 415,000 legal foreigners, and a million irregular foreigners, were working in


Australia, New Zealand
Australia has one of the highest shares of residents who were born abroad. Almost 25 percent of Australians were born abroad, and another 25 percent

Global: Migration Costs
The UN's second High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on migration and development in October 2014 called attention to the high cost of migration for many

Global: Migration Governance
Migrants move across national borders, involving two governments and prompting calls for a global or multilateral migration regime to regulate human

Global: Employment, Productivity
The ILO's Global Employment Report estimated that there were 202 million unemployed workers at the end of 2013, making a global unemployment rate of