The issue: Globalization has fostered the flow of movable workers—migrants who travel from countries with large workforces and higher unemployment rates to fill gaps in nations with a stagnant or dwindling labour supply. This can benefit both the destination and source countries. The former can fill jobs that their own citizens generally decline to take. In the latter, remittances from overseas workers can make a hefty contribution to gross domestic product, and an enormous difference to individual families and the communities in which they live.
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