Backlashes to Immigration Spread Around the World – News Block

“Record immigration to rich countries is provoking further backlash around the world, galvanizing populist parties and putting pressure on governments to toughen policies to stem the wave of migration,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

“Many places, including Canada and parts of Europe and Asia, have been encouraging more immigrants to come to help alleviate labor shortages and offset population declines.”

“But the jump in arrivals, along with the rise in illegal immigration to the US and Europe, is making more voters uneasy. The influx since the end of the pandemic is disrupting societies, with many people blaming immigrants for rising crime and higher housing costs.”

New York Times: The collapse of the Dutch government highlights Europe’s new immigration policy.

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