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Migrants and Mackerel (or: Protecting "local workers" in immigration policy)

Most labour immigration policies include a “labour market test”, which aims to protect local workers aginst competition with migrants. But who exactly are the “local workers”? Who should be protected against whom?

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Three questions for better immigration debates

Better policies on migration require a better public debate. We urgently need more open discussion about the limitations of the nation state in controlling immigration, the inescapable trade-offs in the effects of migration, and – perhaps most fundamentally – the policy objectives, including the underlying ethical questions.

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Ten features of labour immigration policies in high-income countries

I have analysed labour immigration policies in over 46 countries. This blog summarises key findings.

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