Nations of Immigrants: Australia and the USA Compared by John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen, Stine Neerup

By John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen, Stine Neerup

This well timed publication examines the monstrous surges in immigration because the mid-1990s in Australia and the USA, of the world's most crucial settler-receiving international locations.

Australia's shift to a points-based, skills-oriented procedure is contrasted with the political impasse that has avoided any simple swap in US immigration coverage in this interval. concentrating on immigration coverage traits, results on labour markets, successes and screw ups in integrating large numbers of latest immigrants, and the way forward for multiculturalism, the e-book ponders a few of the coverage dilemmas that confront either nations.

Drawing on vast examine findings within the box of immigration coverage, this publication will turn out a desirable learn for either students and postgraduate scholars engaged on immigration, in addition to undergraduates learning classes on Australia and comparisons of the Australian and American coverage arenas. Public servants engaged in administering Australian and US immigration rules also will locate this booklet invaluable.

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This is driven partly by economic growth in these areas associated with mining, tourism, retirement and other development, but also ageing. These communities often have not been as influenced in the past by immigration as the rest of the country, so the new immigration raises a number of issues. While there have been incidents of culture clash, it has generally been the case that non-metropolitan communities have been very welcoming to the newcomers (Hugo 2008f). Nevertheless, challenges of lack of settlement services in such areas remain.

7 per cent over the previous year. The nexus between student migration and eventual permanent settlement is becoming an increasingly important process in skilled migration, not only in Australia but throughout the OECD region. The link between studying in Australia and eventually permanent settlement is not confined to students seeking permanent residence immediately after completing their studies. The Australian points assessment scheme for selection of skilled settlers now gives extra points for having an Australian qualification, so large numbers of people who studied in Australia and then returned to their origin country have subsequently come back to Australia as settlers.

Yet proposed changes to the policy are subject to immediate political fights and deadlocks. Immigration and Energy Mass immigration to Australia, the US, other English-speaking countries and virtually all countries in Europe, as well as growing immigration to middle-income countries outside the West, is one of the most important aspects of globalization. But this immigration and the globalization it manifests rest on relatively cheap and readily available energy, first and foremost petroleum. On the assumption that, as many experts forecast, petroleum will never again be as inexpensively available as it has been during recent decades, it is worth speculating whether globalization and the mass immigration associated with it will attenuate.

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