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Institute for Policy Studies

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  • Released June 20, 2008
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Border Crossings: Links Between Immigration, Debt and Trade

Debt cancellation, combined with new approaches to trade, investment, and aid, could help many developing countries reduce migration pressures.

Immigrants need stronger protections in the United States, but the policy response should also address poverty and joblessness in their home countries. Debt cancellation is one measure that would give impoverished country governments a better chance of providing basic services, like health care and education. Combined with new approaches to trade, investment, and aid, it could help many developing countries reduce the economic pressures that drive migration.