Questions tagged [immigration]

The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.

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How many non-citizens were removed from the US from 2009--2015?

I'm trying to reconcile two different sets of data. The House Judiciary committee reports: | year | Criminal Alien Removals | Non-Criminal Removals | Total | |------+-------------------------+------...
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Do 40% of illegal immigrants to the US from Mexico use planes? [duplicate]

Do 40% of illegal immigrants to the US from Mexico arrive by plane? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPARr3yp6ys What are you gonna do with planes? He forgot planes. Oh, Trump, 40% of us come here ...
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Were only 17 of 500 sexual assaults on Cologne's Silvesternacht reported in crime statistics?

Quoting the article on Express.de: There were more than 500 sexual assaults in Cologne's Silvesternacht. [...] In police criminal statistics for Cologne, however, the sex mob did not lead to a ...
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Did the ban on Israeli travellers postdate the construction of Israeli settlements which displaced Palestinians?

From a comment by Amnesty International Australia's Facebook account, since deleted, with a screenshot having 212 retweets and 235 likes (text courtesy of the Algemeiner) The countries that banned ...
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Did President Obama institute immigration restrictions in 2011 that were similar to Trump's Jan 2017 immigration restrictions? [duplicate]

Following Trump's recent executive order restricting movement from seven selected nations, some proponents of Trump's actions point out that in 2011 President Obama instituted similar restrictions on ...
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Did the Obama administration halt processing of Iraqi refugees back in 2011?

From "Muslim ban" hypocrisy: Left quiet when Obama also halted visas by Andrew Bolt: But why was the Left silent when the Obama administration refused to issue visas to Iraqis for six months? ...
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Was it harder for Syrian Christians to immigrate to the US than Muslims?

As a justification for his intention to prioritise Christian refugees over Muslim refugees, President Trump said: Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough,...
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Did a lack of Muslims in Japan help prevent a 2002 AQ terrorist attack?

https://twitter.com/rjrasva/status/700683354996211712 Lack of Muslims in Japan prevented al Qaeda attack on 2002 World Cup Sun, February 15, 2004 http://zeenews.india.com/home/lack-of-muslims-in-...
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Were men in the USA, from Muslim countries, required to register with the federal goverment?

A Los Angles Times article INS Arrests 50 in Pre-Super Bowl Sweep 24 January 2003 refers to: a new requirement that foreign men from a number of predominantly Muslim countries register with the ...
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Did the Mexican Government publish a manual for how to illegally enter the US?

On donaldjtrump.com, Trump writes For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country (...
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Does immigration to the USA increase the unemployment rate?

Does immigration to the USA diminish the number of jobs available to US citizens? According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: The poll also finds that 56 percent of American voters believe that ...
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Did the police in Italy force an elderly hotel owner to house African Illegal Immigrants on his property?

This YouTube video documents an altercation in an Italian hotel: Italian Police have forced an elderly Hotel owner in Ficarolo (Rovigo) to house and provide for fifteen African illegal Immigrants ...
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Are there 2-3m illegal migrants with criminal records in the USA?

President-Elect Trump has said that he plans to deport or jail between 2 million and 3 million illegal migrants in the USA who have criminal records. US President-elect Donald Trump has said he ...
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Is Mexico building a southern border wall that the United States is helping to pay for?

I saw a few headlines from more conservative news outlets about this. This is the primary source but it's behind a paywall so I can't investigate on my own. Even if I was able to read the story, I'd ...
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Do immigrants to the US commit less crimes that native born Americans? [closed]

In 2015, Donald Trump suggested in a speech that Mexican immigrants to the US were bringing crime. In response, several reporters denied it, such as the Washington Post data show that new ...
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Are German families migrating in some noticeable number to theoretically non-Muslim-friendly countries because of fear of Muslims? [closed]

I've read that in some online newspapers that are pretty politically far right, so they may not be exactly objective, but I've found some other web pages that make the claim so it looks a bit more ...
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Is the border fence basically complete as Obama said, and did they go above and beyond what was requested?

Obama said in a speech in El Paso, Texas May 10, 2011 (full transcript) They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete. And we've gone further. We tripled the number of ...
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Does the H-1B visa program cause a net decrease in the employment prospects of skilled U.S. job applicants in STEM fields?

It is widely claimed that the H-1B program "takes away jobs from Americans." For example, here's a message posted in the Academia chat room by SSimon not long ago: The way I understand it when H-1B'...
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Is this protest sign referring to Europe?

Is the above picture, of a woman holding a sign with the text You can get raped but not protest against rape # World's largest democracy referring to Europe? Example tweets: 1 (containing a ...
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Do almost half of Londoners think that cutting immigration would help London's housing crisis?

As a Christmas present on the 25th I just got a leaflet from UKIP in my post stating that 44% of Londoners say that cutting EU immigration would help solve the London housing crisis. There are ...
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Are people unable to legally immigrate to the United States for a better life? [closed]

In the 2005 documentary Romántico, Carmelo Muñez Sanchez asks about applying for a visa to come to the United States and is told that in order to be accepted he needs proof of his financial stability ...
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Does Hungary still allow refugees to enter if they accept registration? [closed]

The news of Hungary sealing its borders with Serbia sparked a lot of debate. I've seen claims they still let refugees through if they go to the official border crossings and fill out paperwork, and ...
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Is Saudi Arabia hosting ~2.5 million Syrian refugees? [duplicate]

After being criticized for not doing enough to help refugees, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that they have been helping after all. Among others, it specifically claims that it ...
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Are there 30 million non-legal immigrants in the United States?

Ann Coulter's Adios America book claims that there are 30 million non-legal immigrants in the United States. In an interview, she explained that figure comes from: a Bear Stearns study of several ...
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Did Palestinians from the PA with family reunification based IDs engage in terror activities, pre-2003?

While answering this Q, I ran into the following claim by Israeli government, cited by a Haaretz article "Gov't seeks to extend order that can curb Arab family reunification" ... on the grounds of "...
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Has the US already taken in 25% of Mexicos population as immigrants? [closed]

In a recent interview Ann Coulter claimed: America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico's entire population. Is this true?
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Do high immigration levels lower quality of life standards?

In a UK panel show, Question Time, a politician says: However, if you have a country in which the population goes up as a direct result of immigration, what you find is not a shortage of green ...
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Is immigration causing unemployment among low-skill workers in the UK?

Immigration policy is a hot topic in UK politics, but is it actually costing British jobs?
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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?

There's an article titled Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration which says, A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be ...
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Have prior U.S. Presidents used executive actions to change immigration policy

I only caught 2 seconds of it on the TV news, but I heard President Obama claim that what he was doing with respect to Immigration Policy was not novel and in fact X-number of prior presidents had ...
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Did President Obama issue an executive order to delay deportations of children?

There are many accusations lately that the sudden increase in illegal child immigration on the southern border of the United States is due to an executive order by President Obama to delay some ...
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Does immigration have a positive economical impact on Sweden?

DN.se made an article(2013-06-13) about immigrants contributing economically more than the cost. Immigration is a very hot topic in Sweden, and Sweden have a very high number of refugees. In 2009, ...
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Is the immigrant/crime correlation simply explained by lower wealth?

I am often confronted with statistics that show immigrants are much more involved in crime than the native citizens. This seems to be common in Western countries. Here are some examples, however, ...
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Are there 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States?

With immigration reform being a hot political topic in 2012 I am seeing a lot of reports that throw around numbers. The one I see cited most often is that there are 12 million illegal immigrants ...

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