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Europe’s Migration Crisis: An American Perspective
Europe’s Migration Crisis: An American Perspective

Author(s): Philip L. Martin
Subject(s): Migration Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: United States; immigrants; migration policy; migration; policy; US; international migrants; Germany; Russia; Australia; Canada;
Summary/Abstract: The United States is a nation of immigrants unsure about the best migration policy for the future. With almost five percent of the world’s people but 20 percent of the world’s 244 million international migrants, the US is the major country of immigration. The UN reported 47 million international migrants in the US in 2015,four times more than Germany and Russia, which each had 12 million migrants(UN DESA, 2015). The US is alone among high-income countries in having a quarter of migrants who are unauthorized, some 11.3 million in 2014. What to do about these unauthorized foreigners has dominated policy debates over the past two decades.

  • Page Range: 11-21
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English