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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

by Victoria Craig Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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Sweden's immigration debate: view from the street

by Robin Elizabeth Herr and Szu Ping Chan Jul 17, 2019
Scandinavia's largest economy has accepted more than 400,000 asylum seekers and relatives of previous immigrants in the past five years.
Adilson Silve was born in Brazil.
Robin Elizabeth Herr

Recent waves of U.S. immigrants are more highly skilled and educated than before, study finds

by Kimberly Adams and Daniel Shin Jul 10, 2019
Andrew Lim of New American Economy says more than 60% of immigrants 25 or older who were admitted in 2017 had at least a bachelor’s degree.
A sign on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

by Andy Uhler Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
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How immigrant entrepreneurs get their start in the U.S. economy

by David Wagner Jul 4, 2019
In the heart of LA’s Thai community, low-income immigrants are getting ready to launch their first businesses in a new food hall.
Iririn Srirada, the owner of Thai food stall So Zaap, at the East Hollywood Farmer's Market on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Could prosperity at home curb migration?

by Ben Bradford Jun 27, 2019
A new report suggests sending aid abroad could help ease a surge in inward migration.
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention holds an envelope with a message written in English as he waits inside a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.
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Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

by Associated Press Jun 7, 2019
Deal ends threat of U.S. tariffs against Mexico.
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Short-notice tariffs: a wrench in the border machine

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 6, 2019
The prospect of pop-up tariffs hitting everything coming across the border has the people who work in the export-import trade worried.
Cargo trucks line up to cross into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, in April.
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Trump prompts protests with promise of new Mexican tariffs

by Associated Press May 31, 2019
Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to curb immigration into the U.S. by undocumented migrants.
Aerial view of cargo trucks heading to the United States lining up near the commercial port of entry in Otay, in Tijuana, Baja California state on May 30, 2019.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

by Mitchell Hartman May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
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