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Lack of immigrants risks population decline in rich countries

Labor shortages already threaten economic growth as COVID-19 limits worker mobility

A wall is under construction along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- The COVID-19 pandemic and anti-immigration sentiments in advanced economies have dealt a double blow to the global trend of migration this year. This will increase the risk of a population decrease in these countries, with some observers predicting negative impacts on economies.

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