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Migration and Remittances News Roundup (Jan. 21, 2011)

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Legal migration…

Building on legislation passed in 2000, the US eased restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba that have been in place since 1960. It announced an expanded list of countries (53 in total) that can apply for the temporary guest worker program. It has also granted Temporary Protection Status to 46,000 Haitians after the earthquake in January 2010.

and illegal migration…

Slowdown in construction activity in Spain has resulted in a steep drop in illegal migration to Spain. And Italy is collaborating with Gambia to curb illegal migrant flows from Gambia.

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Ani Silwal

Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice

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