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What everyone—except the US—has learned about immigration

By Tom Fairless

16 May 2023 · 8 min read

In the midst of a global labor shortage, some countries are opening their borders to foreign workers in order to fill jobs and ease inflation. The US remains an outlier, as the WSJ reports.

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Migration to affluent countries is at record highs, and some nations short of workers are overcoming political opposition to open their borders even wider, hoping to fill jobs and ease inflation.

Government actions to attract foreign nationals for skilled and unskilled jobs have spread from Germany to Japan and include countries with longtime immigration restrictions and some with a populist antipathy to streams of foreign workers.

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