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Over the horizon— Global

Preface

Monocle’s editors, writers and correspondents look ahead to 2012 and beyond.

01/15 - For immigration

Sophie Grove, Senior editor

What would you do if you heard a prospective job applicant was willing to risk everything packed into the bowels of an articulated lorry for hours just to get a chance to work for your company? At the very least, you might give him an ­interview. But that’s not the view most nation states take. During times of fiscal strife politicians tighten border controls and bump up visa regulations. Immigration is the kerosene of domestic politics and policy makers like to be seen dousing the flames.

But while…

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