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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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Workers from out of state and other countries have helped Texas, study says

Apr 3, 2018
The Texas economy has grown about twice as fast as the rest of the country over the past decade, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. And a new report by the Dallas Fed finds one reason is that immigrants are helping to power the state’s economy. Click the audio player above to hear […]

Immigration issue dominates Italian elections

Mar 1, 2018
A mass influx of migrants has been met with a political backlash.
From left, Giorgia Meloni, leader of far-right party Brothers of Italy; Silvio Berlusconi, head of the center-right Forza Italia; and Matteo Salvini, leader of far-right party the League, give a joint press conference in Rome today ahead of the March 4 general election.
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Bond remains strong between Puerto Rican evacuees and those who stayed

Dec 22, 2017
Families, now divided between the mainland and the island, start new endeavors and try to preserve old ties.
Wireless internet at an extended-stay FEMA hotel in Orlando is the main way the Hernandezes keep in touch with family still in Puerto Rico.
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After Brexit, net migration to Britain tumbles

Nov 30, 2017
Britain’s government published its latest immigration figures today. They cover the 12-month period after the June 2016 vote to quit the European Union. Many who backed Brexit said they did so to curb the numbers of immigrants to Britain. Today’s figures show the sharpest fall in net inward migration since British records began more than […]

EU pins hopes on migrant deal with Libya

Feb 9, 2017
A earlier migrant deal with Turkey curbed refugee inflows.
Libyan coast guard police help immigrants who were rescued at sea off the coast of Libya on Sunday. 
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EU weighs the cost of a British exit

Feb 18, 2016
Britain demands concessions on EU migration and fiscal rules at crucial meeting.
Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, speaks at the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. EU leaders will later head into a summit sharply divided over compromises needed to avoid Britain leaving the bloc.
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