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  • The cartoon I found on the internet… It properly illustrates what this article is describing, but I was a little bit concerned as to whether or not some might find it offensive. I don’t think it should but if I am wrong, I apologize. My intention is not to offend; it is simply to illustrate the influence of receiving nation economy on immigration.
  • Immigrations emigration

    1. 1. Summary of “Immigration in United States and Parts of Europe Gives Way to Increased Emigration” http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?id=864
    2. 2. <ul><li>Immigration flows respond to economy in receiving nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States has not grown since 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger numbers than expected are returning to Mexico . Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor US economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing economic opportunities in Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More aggressive removal of illegal immigrants in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger border enforcement & associated risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strict enforcement policies in some states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rise of anti-immigrant sentiment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emigration from Mexico to the United States decreased 37% from 2000 to 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Net migration is now basically at 0 (roughly the same amount coming in and out). </li></ul><ul><li>Apprehensions (both at border and within the country) at lowest level in 2010 since 1972 </li></ul>
    3. 3. In Europe <ul><li>The same thing is happening in Europe. The number of illegal entries and detections of illegal stays in EU states has declined . </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of immigrants leaving Spain which has been hard hit by the recession . </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration sunk in Ireland (high unemployment) between 2009 and 2010 to lowest level since 1989. </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland & Spain are seeing increasing emigration of highly educated and skilled native born. </li></ul><ul><li>Net migration still positive in the UK. Lots of student visas. Immigration at 2004 level. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall long-term emigration from UK is lowest since 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration decreased and emigration increased in Australia even though Australia hasn’t been much affected by the recession. </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration to Canada is increasing. </li></ul>

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