Number of legal migrants in the OECD falls for the first time since 2011

Number of legal migrants in the OECD falls for the first time since 2011

Main countries of origin were Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq

The OECD countries received 5 million new permanent legal migrants in 2017, 5% less than in 2016. This, according to a report released on Wednesday, represents the first drop in migration in the zone since 2011

In the document, entitled "Perspectives of International Immigration 2018," the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) emphasizes, however, that this drop in the number of immigrants was due to "a significant reduction in the number of refugees recognized in 2017. Other categories of migration remained stable or increased."

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