Global Trends Report: 2019 Immigration Forecasting

12 Apr, 2019

Global Trend

In 2018, BAL identified a number of trends influencing and shaping immigration policy around the world. Among the most relevant changes to global business were: increased labor-market protections; more rigorous compliance enforcement; incentives to stimulate STEM sectors, as well as direct foreign investment; and the use of immigration as a backstop to changing demographics, especially in countries with low birth rates. Shifting political landscapes in 2019 will decide whether countries continue to pursue these policies or change course.

In our latest Global Trends Report, we explore recent immigration developments in individual countries and highlight upcoming changes in policies toward high-skilled immigration.

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