Neoconservative Immigration Policies...

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Neoconservative Immigration Policies...

Post by Tom Palven » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am

Trump's neoconservative immigration policies- The double-edged sword:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1L51N9
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Re: Neoconservative Immigration Policies...

Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Tom Palven wrote:Trump's neoconservative immigration policies- The double-edged sword:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1L51N9
unfortunately, this is nothing new. It is also utterly disgraceful.

It seems that many conservatives want a Japan-like immigration policy (i.e. you don't get in, fullstop).

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Post by TJrandom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:37 pm

Japan isn`t that bad. Somewhat less than 2% of our population are foreigners. But it is true that our immigration policies are quite restrictive and are supported by our geographic isolation - it being rather hard to swim here.

I see that only one out of a thousand refugee applicants have been accepted here.

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Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:25 pm

I always assumed that Japan would pay dearly for closing itself off. Lacking immigration, it is shrinking in population, which in turn is aging. GDP growth is very small.
But the curious net effect is that GDP per Capita is growing, making life on average better for its citizens.

Japan is probably a template for what Europe will see in 20 years, and the US in 40 (unless Trump gets a second term that is).