Anti-immigrant rhetoric has steadily seeped into mainstream South African politics. In this month’s election, both major political parties advocated stricter controls on immigration. Loren B. Landau discusses the deep roots of xenophobia in South Africa and the uncertain future facing immigrants there.
Immigration and Integration Policy
Russia faces serious demographic challenges in the coming decades, with both the overall population and the working-age population projected to shrink. Authorities recognize the need to hold these trends in check by keeping the country’s doors open, but immigrants in Russia face many hurdles.
In its annual report to Parliament on immigration, Canada’s government laid out a three-year plan to welcome more than 1 million immigrants to the country over the next three years. In an interview, Kareem El-Assal and Sara Rose Taylor discuss Canada’s immigration policies and its approach to integration.