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The financial crisis and immigration policy: how some developed countries are coping

Sonia Plaza's picture

More restrictive immigration policies by developed country governments are being implemented as the financial crisis deepens. For example, the United Kingdom just published a bill which contains some of the following measures:

1) Migrants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the UK will not have access to full services benefits and social housing; and

International Migrants Day: How are international migrants perceived in destination countries?

Neil Ruiz's picture

Today marks the celebration of the unquestionable contribution and sacrifices that many international migrants make to both destination and origin countries.  Migrants work hard, fill jobs that are needed, and send a large portion of their earnings to support their families at home.  Despite all of their contributions, native populations’ opinion and the policies developed by their governments continue to be mixed. 

Public-Private Partnership Reduces Remittance Fees

Tomas Martin Ernst's picture

Pacific Islanders have long faced limited choices and exorbitant fees when transferring money to families and friends. Following numerous focus groups and two high-level public-private stakeholder dialogues convened by the World Bank in Sydney, an inter-governmental body was established in Wellington to address the high costs of remittances in the Pacific. It was tasked with identifying public policy solutions and coordinating actions with New Zealand's financial industry.

España aprueba plan de retorno de inmigrantes

Sonia Plaza's picture

Un plan de retorno voluntario de los inmigrantes legales que no tienen empleo ha sido aprobado el 19 de Setiembre del 2008  por el gobierno de España.  Se podrán acoger a esta nueva iniciativa los inmigrantes que no pertenezcan a la Unión Europea y que sus países hayan firmado convenios bilaterales con España en materia de portabilidad de seguridad social.  El programa esta dirigido para los inmigrantes de Marruecos, Ecuador, Perú, Colombia, Ucrania, Argentina, Republica Dominicana, Rusia, Uruguay, Brasil, Venezuela, Chile, Filipinas,

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