Between 300 and 400 people organized a rare public rally in Singapore last month to protest the government’s immigration policies. In an interview, Leong Chan Hoong explains why immigration has become such a hot-button issue in recent years and how it might factor into the next general election.
Immigration and Integration Policy
In early November, President Emmanuel Macron rolled out strict new measures that fundamentally change the face of immigration to France. They confirmed the fears of his critics that he is pushing a right-wing agenda on immigration, to distract from unpopular economic reforms and hedge against the far right.
For this week’s interview on Trend Lines, WPR’s Elliot Waldman is joined by Jason DeParle for a conversation about his new book, “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves.” It chronicles one Filipino family and their experiences working abroad to help their loved ones back home.