Now that we're well into 2020, here is a quick glance across the world's immigration changes from 2019. People Matters predicts:

"In 2020, global employers are likely to face heightened hurdles to hiring foreign labour, such as stringent compliance, making talent acquisition a highly strategic endeavour."

Global mobility programs are confronting strict immigration policies that make placing workers on assignment more difficult and expensive. Many governments have implemented protective policies for domestic and regional labor markets in every region of the world. Considering Brexit, U.S. elections and countries around the world trying to both protect domestic workers but also attract the talent they need to gain an edge in the global markets, no doubt that 2020 will hold many additional changes. 

For additional thought leadership on the topic try:

Considering how the UK immigration proposal might impact your global mobility program

Top 10 global immigration changes for the first half of 2019

Global Immigration Trends In 2019 & Projections For 2020