THE MIGRATION ECONOMY

The foreign worker is many things to many people. For conservative politicians and trade-union organizers in industrial countries, he is the illegal migrant--a lawbreaker who deserves a one-way ticket back to whatever country he came from. For immigration advocates and business groups, he is a vital pillar of today's globalized economic order, whether a legal resident of his new country or not. For the political leaders of developing countries, he is a modern-day "hero" who sends home a hefty...
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