It's good to put immigration problems in perspective. Below Marcus Roberts reports that Jordan's population has nearly doubled in size in the past 10 years because of immigration. About 2.9 million of the 9.5 million people in the kingdom are refugees. Social change because of migration is a problem everywhere, but spare a thought for countries like Jordan and Lebanon where the influx of strangers is putting a gigantic strain on the economy and political life.
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