Tag: Foreign Workers

U.S. Debt on Pace to Top $54 Trillion Over Next 10 Years

The United States is on a pace to add nearly $19 trillion to its national debt over the next decade as the mounting costs of an aging population and higher interest expenses continue to weigh on the nation’s fiscal outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. But the report did offer a sliver […]

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Immigrants Make America Stronger and Richer

Modern nations can’t — practically or politically — have open borders, which allow anyone who chooses to immigrate. The good news is that America doesn’t have open borders, and there is no significant faction in our politics saying we should. In fact, immigrating to the United States legally is fairly difficult. The bad news is […]

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With Border Deal Near, Parole and Money Take Center Stage in Senate Talks

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a compromise to crack down on the surge of migrants across the United States border with Mexico, including reducing the number who are allowed to live and work in the country temporarily, but a final deal depends on resolving critical funding disputes. Much of the recent haggling […]

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German Lawmakers Agree to Ease Path to Citizenship

Lawmakers in Berlin approved legislation allowing shorter waiting periods before naturalization and the possibility of dual citizenship, ushering in changes that proponents say will draw more skilled workers to the country and that opponents warn will lessen the value of German citizenship. “Our reform is a commitment to a modern Germany,” Nancy Faeser, the country’s […]

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Many Older Immigrants in New York Are Struggling: ‘I Have No Future’

Francisco Palacios, who grew up poor in Ecuador, came to New York City in 1986 so that he could earn enough to someday retire back home. But after getting stuck in low-paying jobs at restaurants, construction sites and a laundromat, Mr. Palacios, now 70, has no savings and is just trying to survive. Most weekdays, […]

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How the War With Hamas Has Damaged Israel’s Tech Firms and Economy

At 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 7, Jack “Tato” Bigio, the founder of the technology company UBQ Materials, talked to his chief operating officer, who said that terrorists were on his kibbutz. Other employees texted that they were hiding in safe rooms, and one said her husband had been shot in the stomach. “It was like […]

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To Bolster Army, Putin Eases Citizenship Path for Foreigners

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has approved a measure that makes it easier for foreigners to acquire Russian citizenship if they enlist in the army amid the war in Ukraine, part of an effort to increase the military’s ranks while also sparing Russians from being deployed to the battlefield. Under the decree, which the […]

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A Thriving Border Town Undercuts South Africa’s Anti-Immigrant Mood

By 7 a.m., lines of customers snake down the block outside stores on the main commercial strip in Musina, a bustling South African border town where thousands of people arrive daily from neighboring Zimbabwe to buy food, clothes and other necessities that are hard to get back home. A few miles away, at the border, […]

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French Parliament Approves Immigration Overhaul

France’s Parliament late Tuesday approved an immigration overhaul that was made tougher under right-wing pressure, securing a legislative win for President Emmanuel Macron but risking a political crisis for a leader elected twice on centrist vows to keep far-right populism at bay. Hours after the bill was passed by the French Senate, it received 349 […]

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Held Hostage in Gaza, a Thai Worker’s Prayers for Freedom Come True

Some things she does not want to remember. Some things she cannot. But one image is seared in Nutthawaree Munkan’s mind from Oct. 7, the day when Hamas and other militants stormed into Israel, taking her hostage in Gaza for nearly 50 days. As the percussive sounds of war drew closer, her boyfriend, Bunthom Phankhong, […]

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Guggenheim Selects New Director, First Woman to Lead Museum Group

At a time when cultural institutions all over the country are struggling to make a case for themselves in a digital world, and job descriptions for arts leaders have grown increasingly complex, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation on Monday announced that it had named Mariët Westermann director and chief executive of its museum […]

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Thais Pray for Loved Ones Caught in Hamas Attacks

She does not know why they are fighting in the Holy Land halfway across the world, or even exactly who is fighting. All she wants is her son to come home. In the impoverished northeast of Thailand, past cassava fields and cows dozing in the heat, Watsana Yojampa has her son’s new house almost ready […]

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New York Employers Are Eager to Hire Migrants. They Can’t.

Outside Albany, N.Y., where hundreds of recent migrants have been bused upstate from New York City, David Buicko sees an obvious solution to the labor shortage he and other employers are experiencing. “I’d hire probably 20 people tomorrow,” said Mr. Buicko, the president of the Galesi Group, a Schenectady-based developer, who said prospective workers are […]

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