Contending with the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage Global Battle for Migrants

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2021
From The Left
Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times

As the pandemic heads into a third year, a global battle for the young and able has begun. With fast-track visas and promises of permanent residency, many of the wealthy nations that drive the global economy are sending a message to skilled immigrants all over the world: Help wanted. Now.

In Germany, where officials recently warned that the country needs 400,000 new immigrants a year to fill jobs in fields ranging from academia to air-conditioning, a new Immigration Act offers accelerated work visas and six months to visit and find a job.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/23/world/asia/immigration-pandemic-labor-shortages.html

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