The end of the immigration boom

February 10, 2009

This was published by the Pioneer, India Abroad and Rediff, and was picked up New American Media, from which a number of others also published it. Here are a few links:

Rediff

http://www.alternet.org/immigration/130818/econopocalypse_bringing_an_end_to_the_immigration_boom/

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=15416e585b84cc13386b63fe900ca38c&from=rss

Pioneer

The end of the immigration boom

Rajeev Srinivasan considers the impact on India

The relatively free movement of labor across borders for the last few decades has generally had a positive impact on many countries because of the large remittances sent home by expatriates. In India, Kerala has been the biggest beneficiary, its relative prosperity sustained by its sons and daughters toiling away in West Asia or in hospitals around the world. But it looks like the global recession is beginning to seriously hurt international migration, and many migrants are forced to go home again.

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