The Global Refugee Crisis: The U.S. and the World

New wave of migrants puts US and other countries to the test

The global refugee crisis is a wakeup call for the American public and policymakers on the role of foreign policy in responding to the issue. While the recent wave of migrants fleeing war and persecution has been a global story, the United States is also dealing with the fallout following its military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the political fallout from the Arab Spring unrest. In addition to these trends, the United States is in uncharted waters. These include a dramatic rise in global populism and the erosion of norms about immigration and the nation’s immigration laws.

The United States has traditionally been an extremely welcoming nation for immigrants. The country is home to more than 13 million immigrants, including more than a million refugees, most of them from Latin America. In 2015, the United States accepted nearly 44.8 million immigrants, up from nearly 38 million in 2012, the year before. President Barack Obama has been one of the primary advocates of open immigration policies, and has focused on expanding that number to 45 million immigrants by 2026.

But this trend has come at a price. And it’s a price that has put the United States and much of the world to the test.

The U.S. and other countries are trying to navigate the changing demographics and changing attitudes, while also facing the growing political pressure to act. Over the past few decades, the birth rate in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa has fallen as many governments have opened their doors to immigrants.

In some countries, the number of migrants has increased while populations have declined. In the U.S., the United States’ population declined from 301 million in 1980 to 308 million in 2013. That decline is largely driven by people deciding to move from one state to another in order to find better employment.

The trend of increased migration is leading to a change in the composition of the U.S. population. In just the past 30 years, the U.S. birth rate has dropped to one of the lowest in the world, while the overall population

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