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Argentina's Immigration Crackdown Rattles Region

Feb 05, 2017 - The New York Times

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina is so used to celebrating immigration as a cornerstone of society that a 19th-century saying -- to govern is to populate -- remains in use to this day.

But in an abrupt shift coinciding with the immigration restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, President Mauricio Macri has issued a decree curbing immigration to Argentina, with his government declaring that newcomers from poorer countries in Latin America bring crime.

The measures announce...