Amid Economic Woes, Argentina Reconsiders Its Immigrant-Friendly Stance

A protester holds a sign reading in Spanish “Dignity has no passport, rights have no nationality,” during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30, 2017 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).
A protester holds a sign reading in Spanish “Dignity has no passport, rights have no nationality,” during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30, 2017 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).
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Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing series on immigration and integration policy around the world. Argentina is contending with a severe economic crisis, fostering a xenophobic backlash that has centered on the country's immigrant population. In a break from its long history of welcoming immigration, the current administration has introduced curbs on immigrants to Argentina. Argentina has long been a welcoming destination for generations of immigrants, but in recent years, xenophobic and discriminatory sentiments have risen in visibility amid a severe economic crisis. The administration of President Mauricio Macri has responded by placing some curbs on immigration […]

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