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date: 18 October 2019

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International migration has increased steadily during the past half century. The flow of people across national borders appears to have grown markedly. The United Nations Population Division estimates that the total number of international migrants—defined as persons born in a country other than where they currently reside—rose from 79 million in 1960 to 175 million in 2000 and to 210 million in 2009. The most developed regions of the world have experienced the largest growth in migrant populations and women comprise nearly half of all international migrants. This article discusses the origins and causes of migration, the effects of migration, migration policy, and the immigrant experience.

Keywords: international migration, immigrants, migration policy, immigrant experience, borders

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