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Stories with subject: Migration rates
  • New Mexico immigrant licenses at low levels 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 11:14 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number newly issued driver's licenses to immigrants in New Mexico again has plunged to its lowest level since the state began granting driving privileges to foreign nationals living in the country illegally.

  • Aid group: 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 7:48 am

    GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are running at nearly ten times the rate of the same period last year.

  • Report: Population turnover could have big impact on primary 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 11:40 am

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - Voter turnout is always important in New Hampshire's presidential primary, but a new study concludes population turnover also will play a big role.

  • Dominican economy lures Puerto Ricans in crisis 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 10:13 am

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Carlos Gonzalez already had noticed the growing number of empty chairs and increasingly quiet slot machines at the Puerto Rico casino where he worked as he mulled a job offer in the Dominican Republic.

  • UN: International migration surged 41 percent since 2000 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 3:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The number of people who migrated to foreign countries surged by 41 percent in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday. Of those people, 20 million are refugees. The U.N. is planning a series of meeting to address migration in 2016, including a March 30 gathering in Geneva where countries will be invited to pledge resettlement spots for Syrians fleeing civil war. But while the Syrian refugee crisis has gripped the world's attention, it is but a drop in the sea of international migration.