The outgoing Trump administration presided over one of the most dramatic tightenings in US immigration policy since the 1930s.
Along with declining fertility, this saw US population growth fall to its lowest rate in a century, even before the onset of the pandemic.
- ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics; US Census Bureau (www.ussc.edu.au)
- ^ Severed families, raided workplaces and a climate of fear: Assessing Trump's immigration crackdown (theconversation.com)
- ^ Brookings Institution study (www.brookings.edu)
- ^ Previous studies (www.nber.org)
- ^ Gallup World Poll, 2015-2017 (www.ussc.edu.au)
- ^ COVID will leave Australia with smaller economy and older population: Frydenberg (theconversation.com)
- ^ previous levels (budget.gov.au)
- ^ released this morning (www.ussc.edu.au)
- ^ 160,000 (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ New research shows immigration has only a minor effect on wages (theconversation.com)
- ^ communication and cognitive skills (academic.oup.com)
- ^ 1.4 million less than projected: how coronavirus could hit Australia's population in the next 20 years (theconversation.com)
Authors: Stephen Kirchner, Program Director, Trade and Investment, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney