Tuesday, May 1, 2012

High and Low Skilled Migrants on the Move

Brain drain could drain the high-income economy
This special issue, dedicated to the theme of "Migration, Diaspora and the Brain Drain Cycle: Malaysia and Its Neighbours", has seven fine articles, six of which are specific to the country. In order to whet appetites, I [the author] have tried to condense the main takeaways of these six articles.
Immigration Stalls as Opportunities Wane on U.S.-Mexican Border
States in the southern and southwestern U.S. have passed immigration crackdowns, and the Supreme Court signaled last week it might be prepared to support an Arizona law requiring police to check the status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. Yet rather than an invasion, Cox’s experience reflects an April 24 report by the Pew Hispanic Center, which concluded that the flow of migrants came to a “standstill” between 2005 and 2010, and may even have reversed.

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