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Midwest's pollution is spurring a reverse Great Migration

Dec 28, 2023
Thousands of Black families have left industrial cities like Detroit and Chicago due to environmental conditions. Many head to the South.
Adam Mahoney traveled through the Midwest visiting cities where blight and pollution are driving Black families away from the region.
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What it would take for Cuba to rebound economically

We take a look at why people are fleeing Cuba and how the U.S. can help.
People look at food prices at a private business in Havana on Dec. 20. Cuba's economic crisis is driving an influx of migrants to the U.S.
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Venezuela's 360% inflation fuels migration, poverty

Dec 6, 2023
While the economy is slowly improving, a quarter of Venezuela's population has left the country as high inflation and low wages persist.
A man counts cash to buy groceries in a Caracas supermarket. Prices are beyond the reach of many Venezuelans.
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As crisis consumes Haiti, migrants face economic difficulties in America

Dec 12, 2022
Migrants fleeing Haiti for greener economic pastures in the U.S. often face difficulties finding employment and adequate housing.
A Haitian migrant is seen next to a painting of an American flag outside a shelter in Mexico. Migration from Haiti to the U.S. has accelerated in the past year as instability rocks the Caribbean island nation.
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Study finds pandemic ushered in population losses of historic proportions from big cities

Jul 13, 2022
Domestic migration, with people leaving cities for other areas, was a key reason urban populations declined, according to the Brookings Institution.
New York and San Francisco are among the cities that faced an exodus of people during the pandemic.
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Why are Black people leaving big cities?

Kimberly Adams speaks to Politico's Brakkton Booker about a new ongoing series on Black flight from major cities.
Chicago is the first city being spotlighted in Politico's “The Next Great Migration," which outlines how the exodus of a city's Black residents can impact its politics and economy.
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Americans didn't move nearly as much as you may've thought during the pandemic

Nov 18, 2021
What happened wasn't migration, it was mobility.
New Census data show surprisingly low relocation rates over the pandemic. Above, a mover places boxes in a moving truck in New York City.
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Climate change may force 200 million people to migrate, study says

Sep 14, 2021
And the mass migrations could start within a decade, according to a new report from the World Bank.
A farmer walks among orange trees dried out by a drought in Morocco's southern plains in October 2020. Water scarcity will likely be a cause of migration in Northern Africa over the coming decades, according to a World Bank report.
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Communities lure remote workers with cash and perks

Jul 26, 2021
We’re talking anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000, plus park passes or camping equipment to sweeten the deal.
Trying to leverage workers' ability to connect with their employers from anywhere, places like Topeka, Kansas, are offering incentives to relocate.
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Pandemic flips equation on where people want to live

Jul 21, 2021
According to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow, homebuyers are increasingly seeking out places at the periphery of cities.
Homebuyers are increasingly searching for homes outside of dense urban centers, according to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow.
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