Joachim Brudzinski, the Polish minister of internal affairs, attends a government swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Jan. 9, 2018. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)
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Poland's interior minister is recommending that Warsaw quit a United Nations migration pact before its final approval as it may encourage more illegal migrants, the ministry said Tuesday.Poland, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, has taken a tough stand against resettling migrants, putting it at odds with the European Union but striking a chord with voters by arguing that irregular immigration threatens European stability.Nonetheless, Poland, which has a population of 38 million people and a record low unemployment of 5.8 percent, has taken in a large influx of foreign workers, mainly from Ukraine, but also from Belarus and parts of Asia, as the fast developing economy struggles with a lack of workers.
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