Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When the federal government banned the use of farmworkers from Mexico in 1964, California’s tomato growers did not enlist Americans to harvest the fragile crop. They replaced the lost workers with tomato-picking machines. The Trump administration on Wednesday embraced a proposal to sharply reduce legal immigration, which it said would preserve jobs and … Lire la suite Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say – The New York Times

These researchers just debunked an all-too-common belief about refugees – The Washington Post

A new study shows that refugees pay more in taxes than they receive in welfare benefits over a 20-year span Refugees have been at the center of a political maelstrom, accused of everything from terrorism to being a drain on taxpayers — prompting President Trump, in one of his first official acts, to suspend the … Lire la suite These researchers just debunked an all-too-common belief about refugees – The Washington Post

Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism

The greatest threat to our “way of life” is not migration. It is that we will swallow the lie that some human lives matter less than others. There is an urban legend about boiling frogs, and it goes like this. If you put a frog in a pan of cold water and slowly, slowly turn … Lire la suite Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism

A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer – The Economist

Yes, it would be disruptive. But the potential gains are so vast that objectors could be bribed to let it happen A HUNDRED-DOLLAR BILL is lying on the ground. An economist walks past it. A friend asks the economist: “Didn’t you see the money there?” The economist replies: “I thought I saw something, but I … Lire la suite A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer – The Economist

APO – Cooperation with Angola is extremely advantageous to Hungary

African countries must be provided with assistance to ensure that their economic development enters a suitable trajectory, he declared, adding that Hungary wishes to place major emphasis on economic cooperation with African countries BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 22, 2017/APO/ — “It is extremely favourable to Hungary from an economic perspective that it has the opportunity to … Lire la suite APO – Cooperation with Angola is extremely advantageous to Hungary

Conférence AFD_Migration et Développement : retour sur une décennie de recherche – 27 juin 2017, 14:00

La quantification et la qualification des dynamiques de mobilité humaine, l’étude de ses impacts et de ses déterminants, notamment les politiques publiques associées, constituent des éléments centraux du développement mondial. Depuis dix ans, l’Agence française de développement,  associée à la Banque Mondiale et à une multitude de partenaires académiques de premiers plans, organisent chaque année … Lire la suite Conférence AFD_Migration et Développement : retour sur une décennie de recherche – 27 juin 2017, 14:00

The Potential of Diaspora Bonds in Africa

Michael Famoroti takes a look at how the diaspora can work in tandem with African governments. “No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.” – Samuel Johnson This equivocal statement may ring true for over 30 million Africans in the diaspora. According to the World Bank, this group remitted over … Lire la suite The Potential of Diaspora Bonds in Africa

Why taxing remittances is a bad idea

In 2016, migrant remittance flows to developing countries amounted to $440 billion, more than three times the size of official development aid flows. In many countries, remittances are the largest source of foreign exchange. In India and Mexico, they are larger than foreign direct investment; in Egypt, they are larger than the revenue from Suez … Lire la suite Why taxing remittances is a bad idea

Promouvoir une migration équitable – Etude d’ensemble concernant les instruments relatifs aux travailleurs migrants (2016)

La Commission d’experts pour l’application des conventions et recommandations de l’OIT vient de publier son étude d’ensemble annuelle de la législation et de la pratique nationales des États Membres concernant les travailleurs migrants. Type: Rapport Date de parution: 22 février 2016 La Commission d’experts pour l’application des conventions et recommandations publie chaque année une étude … Lire la suite Promouvoir une migration équitable – Etude d’ensemble concernant les instruments relatifs aux travailleurs migrants (2016)

I’m an undocumented immigrant. I pay my taxes every year

The money I send to the government might be used to deport people like me. As a young boy, I remember accompanying my parents to visit their accountant and seeing them turn over large folders, neatly organized, with all of their tax forms and corresponding documents. My mother would tell me her priority was to … Lire la suite I’m an undocumented immigrant. I pay my taxes every year

Money makes the EU-Turkey deal go round

Despite increasingly hostile politics, last year’s 3 billion euro EU-Turkey agreement to assist refugees in Turkey and improve border controls is having an impact. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara. Diplomatic insults may be crossing borders at an alarming rate, but irregular migration has plummeted after the EU-Turkey agreement was signed one year ago on March … Lire la suite Money makes the EU-Turkey deal go round

Myth of Pull Factor Mires U.K. Asylum Seekers in Poverty

Welfare support for asylum seekers is being held below poverty levels on purpose. Researcher Lucy Mayblin calculated the cost of changing this and found that giving people the right to work could lower the bill. Reflecting on the balance of recent media coverage of asylum seekers in the U.K. one might assume they are well … Lire la suite Myth of Pull Factor Mires U.K. Asylum Seekers in Poverty

Turquie : le calvaire des réfugiés syriens dans les ateliers Mango ou Zara

Une enquête de la BBC révèle que des migrants syriens mineurs travaillent dans les ateliers de grandes marques européennes en Turquie. Au bout de la route, des conditions de travail déplorables et un salaire de misère. Selon une enquête diffusée lundi par la BBC, de nombreux réfugiés syriens, dont des mineurs, travaillent dans les ateliers textiles de sous-traitants de … Lire la suite Turquie : le calvaire des réfugiés syriens dans les ateliers Mango ou Zara

All six of America’s 2016 Nobel Prize winners are immigrants

Things may just have got a little awkward for politicians engaging in anti-immigrant rhetoric on both sides of the Atlantic: all six of America’s 2016 Nobel Prize winners are immigrants, and some of the laureates themselves have started pointing this out. With Donald Trump basing a large part of his presidential campaign on anti-immigrant feeling, and with calls for immigration controls dominating the Brexit debate, Sir J Fraser … Lire la suite All six of America’s 2016 Nobel Prize winners are immigrants