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Questions tagged [immigration]

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

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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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Is Sweden experiencing a “rape epidemic?”

The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
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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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Have the rich Arab states accepted almost no Syrian refugees?

According to speisa.com, BBC News, and sources cited by this skeptics post, and many others, "rich Arab gulf states" accept none or almost none Syrian refugees: The six wealthy Gulf countries - ...
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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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Did Donald Trump ever say illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship?

Recently, Donald Trump has called for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and limitation of birthright citizenship. However, many anti-Trump pundits have quoted a previous statement much friendlier ...
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UK Immigration numbers (2015 Facebook post) [closed]

This picture is circulating on Facebook: From 'common sense/general knowledge' many of these numbers seem reliable, but I'm very interested in the actual sources for these numbers. How reliable are ...
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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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Do illegal immigrants in the US get a bus ticket to wherever they have family or friends?

According to a Fox News account of a recent influx of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border: They have been instructed by the "coyote" who ferried them across the river for an exorbitant fee – ...
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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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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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Is there a link between rising UK youth unemployment and immigration from Eastern Europe?

The UK is facing a rise in youth unemployment, and it has been claimed recently that there is a link to immigration from Eastern Europe. Can this be backed up or discredited? Is there a link between ...