United States total immigrant admissions for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 decreased by 2.9% from the previous year to 1 031 000.
On the occasion of the OECD High Level Policy Forum on Migration taking place on December 1 and 2 2014, Secretary General Angel Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants.
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Whether migration can be an equilibrating force in the labour market is an important criterion for an optimal currency area. The migration reaction to high labour market disparities is of interest particularly within the Eurozone, which lacks an exchange-rate mechanism. This paper compares pre- and post-crisis migration movements at the regional level in both Europe and the United States.
These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
The economic crisis is likely to cause the first major fall in the number of migrants coming to work in OECD countries since the 1980s, according to a new OECD report.