E.g., 06/23/2021
E.g., 06/23/2021
Country Resource - Tonga

Tonga

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  • Population......................................................................... 105,780 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ............................................................ -0.23% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate..................................................... 20.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate................................................. 4.95 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate............................ -17.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.............................................. Tongan 97%, part-Tongan 0.8%, other 2.2%, unspecified <.1% (2016 est.)

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Cathy Small of Northern Arizona University outlines how past changes in the Kingdom of Tonga, as well as the current challenges, are intimately tied to migration.

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Pacific Islanders with criminal convictions have found themselves deported from Australia, New Zealand, or the United States, which have shifted their immigration enforcement priorities in recent years. This article explores the significant barriers to reintegration that criminal deportees in Pacific Island countries face upon their return, including difficulty accessing community networks and jobs.

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Cathy Small of Northern Arizona University outlines how past changes in the Kingdom of Tonga, as well as the current challenges, are intimately tied to migration.