Tag: Foreign Workers

The Nordic Model May Be the Best Cushion Against Capitalism. Can It Survive Immigration?

FILIPSTAD, Sweden — At first, local leaders were inclined to see the refugees as an opportunity. The iron ore mines had shut down. So had a factory that made machinery for the logging industry. The town had been abandoned, its population cut in half. A shot at replenishment appeared at hand. It was the summer […]

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As Rome Falters, Milan Rises

MILAN — When most people see the Milan Cathedral, they think of a huge, amazing sand castle. Dino Buzzati — one of Italy’s best writers of the 20th century, who also loved painting — saw a mountain, a towering range in his beloved Dolomites in northern Italy, where he was born in 1906. The image […]

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Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Missed This Nobel Prize Winner

“Had we stayed in Europe, I probably would have become a tailor.” Those words were spoken by one of the great figures in American science, Isidor Isaac Rabi. In one sentence, they tell us two big things we need to know about the history of immigration to this country, and why President Trump’s proposal to […]

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U.K. Tribute to ‘Windrush’ Generation Draws Criticism

LONDON — Britain on Saturday honored members of the so-called Windrush generation, people from the Caribbean who were encouraged to migrate here to help the country rebuild after World War II, but struggled to prove their citizenship in a recent immigration crackdown. On Saturday, which was declared the first National Windrush Day, Prime Minister Theresa […]

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‘Not Just a Maid’: The Ultra-Running Domestic Workers of Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Six days a week, Jaybie Pagarigan cooks, cleans and shops for her employers, a family in Hong Kong. Then on Sundays — her one day off — she hits the trails. Traversing the city’s lush and vast country parks, the 39-year-old domestic worker from the Philippines clocks in miles of running and […]

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