By: Steve Dellar | 06-21-2018 | News
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OECD Report: USA Overtakes Germany As top Destination For Asylum Seekers

New figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that the current White House administration, though under fire for it’s tough policies, has a clear point when it comes to dealing with the topic of illegal immigration as the global body admitted in its annual International Migration Outlook that the USA has now overtaken Germany as the top destination for asylum seekers.

The figures show that asylum applications in the US increased by 26 percent whilst in Germany, mainly thanks to the closing of the Balkans route, the number of people applying for asylum fell by 73 percent.

In 2017, 330,000 people, mainly from South and Middle American applied for asylum in the US.

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OECD's labor director Mr. Stefano Scarpetta: “The refugee crisis has heightened concerns in the public opinion about the potential benefits of migration report,” adding that if countries want to work together better to protect refugees, “these concerns must be addressed.”

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The OECD also noted that it expects the great number of asylum seekers that arrived in Germany over the past few years to create pressure on the employment market as the mainly young men that arrived will be forced to compete for jobs with unemployed locals. The organization estimates that their arrival could mean that the segment of unemployed men in the labor market goes up in Germany to 15 percent by the end of 2020.

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The report noted: “Young, low-educated men are overrepresented among refugees.”

“Since this population group is already vulnerable in most host countries, well-targeted measures are needed to provide them with adequate support. Further deterioration of employment outcomes in this group could negatively affect the public perception of the impact of refugees on the economy.”

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It called for 'policy support for low-educated men in general' to help them win jobs as well as 'effective integration measures specifically for recently arrived refugees'.


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