Migration myths debunked

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Foreign workers wait with their belongings before boarding police buses transferring them to an assembly centre prior to their deportation on November 12, 2013 in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Migration myths debunked


JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2013 (IRIN) - Widespread negative public opinion about migration and migrants is often driven less by facts, such as the actual number of migrants arriving in a particular country, than by a raft of misperceptions: migrants are stealing jobs from locals, driving up crime rates and burdening public services. 
 
Numerous studies by academics and researchers have produced evidence disproving many of these fallacies. IRIN takes a look at some of the most common ...


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