Hard Numbers: Senegalese youth leave home, Election officials leave their jobs, Jews leave France, workers (may) leave Vegas casinos
32,095: In a record-breaking wave of migration, figures from Spanish authorities show over 32,000 undocumented migrants — mostly from Senegal — have landed on the Canary Islands this year. Senegal was once a bastion of democratic stability, but President Macky Sall’s bitter struggles with an opposition popular among the country’s young people have convinced them to seek brighter futures overseas.
40: About 40% of chief county election officials in 11 western US states have left their positions since November 2020, according to research from Issue One. The study found the high turnover was linked to threats of violence in the wake of the 2020 election.
50: The Jewish Agency, an organization that helps Jews migrate to Israel in a process called aliyah said applications from France have risen 50% since the war with Hamas broke out on Oct. 7, while applications from North America rose 40% (with Canada climbing 64%). The agency’s director attributed the increase in applications to spiking antisemitic displays and attacks.35,000: In another major labor action, 35,000 Culinary and Bartenders Union members in Las Vegas could walk off the job if three major casino conglomerates don’t reach an agreement on their contract by Nov. 10. The strike would be the largest hospitality strike in history and could scuttle the return of Formula 1 racing to Los Vegas after more than 40 years.