Tag: migration

US Coast Guard Stops a Total of 84 Cuban Migrants at Sea Over a 3-Day Span

By David Goodhue From Miami Herald MIAMI—The U.S. Coast Guard stopped a total of 84 people from Cuba migrating by sea off the Bahamas and the Florida Keys last week. A Coast Guard cutter, the Paul Clark, returned the people to Cuba on Wednesday, the agency said. They were stopped on the ocean between Sunday,…


US Border Within Reach as Thousands of Cubans Flee to Nicaragua

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia—Outside the José Martí International Airport in Havana, a crowd of agitated Cuban residents is waiting to travel to Nicaragua, which has become a regular occurrence because of skyrocketing demand for flights and sporadic cancellations that began last November. The scene paints a vivid portrait of people willing to do anything to escape the nation’s…


Canadians Moving to Smaller Communities Amid the Pandemic: StatsCan

Canadians are continuing to leave large, urban centres amid the pandemic, choosing instead to live in smaller communities near big cities, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. “A record number of people have opted to relocate outside the biggest CMAs [census metropolitan areas],” said the report released Jan. 13 by StatCan’s Centre for…


Texas Is Top Destination for Migration, While California Loses Out Most, Even Runs Out of U-Haul Trucks: U-Haul Report

Texas is the top destination for one-way U-Haul rental trips in 2021, while California topped the list for outward migration and even ran out of U-Haul trucks for people wanting to leave the state, a new report from U-Haul shows. The moving and storage rental company has a “U-Haul Growth Index,” which calculates the net gain or…


Americans on the Move, Looking for Less Populated and Greener Pastures

“Vote with your feet,” said President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Forty years later, many Americans are still heeding his advice and moving to what they see as greener pastures. Florida, with its sunshine, warmth, and no individual state income tax, is a big draw, as demonstrated by the annual study of interstate migration by United…


Citizens Continue to Exit High-Tax US States

Commentary If you’re still wondering why raising the cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction was important enough to Democrats to sacrifice their stated principles and resort to brazen gimmicks in order to fit it into the reconciliation bill, look no further than the latest release of the IRS’s tax migration data, covering tax years 2018-2019. The data shows that…


Lukshenko Hybrid-Warfare On Polish and Baltic Borders Tests EU Resolve: Expert

Pressure is mounting on the European Union (EU) to deal with the alleged weaponisation of migrants by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Lukashenko and his regime ordered thousands of migrants from the Middle East to be shipped to the EU borders in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, threatening the cohesion and solidarity between the EU and its…


Poland Fears ‘Major Incident’ as Migrants From Belarus Head for Border

KYIV—Polish authorities accused Belarus of trying to spark a major confrontation on Monday and said they had mobilized additional soldiers as footage on social media showed hundreds of migrants walking toward the Polish border. In one video, shared by the Belarusian blogging service NEXTA, migrants carrying rucksacks and wearing winter clothing were seen walking on…


EpochTV Review: Exodus Out of California

Commentary Host Siyamak Khorammi talks with Joel Kotkin, an expert in urban studies, about why large numbers of people are moving out of California in this episode of Epoch TV’s California Insider. Kotkin is a professor at Chapman University and the director of the Center for Demographics and Urban Policy at the university. The video begins…


Greece Opens New Migrant Holding Camp on Island Amid Tougher Policy

ATHENS—Greece opened a new holding camp for migrants on Saturday on the island of Samos, close to Turkey, and said other new facilities would follow in coming months as it tightens migration policy. The minister opening the camp said it would offer “lost dignity” to those seeking protection. Aid groups said the new facility, which…