Effects of Immigration
Immigration is the migration of people from their native country to settle in another country. The most probable causes of movement are the need to boost economic prosperity, political issues and escape from conflicts, wars or natural disasters. The recipient nations are countries in Western Europe or the United States that are normally industrialized.The research paper explore positive and negative impacts on both the host country and the original country.
The host countries benefit from the immigrants in a number of ways. The incoming immigrants once settled, will do some jobs country that the citizens often do jobs that people in the recipient in the host country can not. Immigrants do jobs that the citizens view them to be dirty and inferior. The second benefit is that immigrant workers often work longer hours and for lower ...view middle of the document...
Exploitation of immigrants is through cheap labor. Comparing with the work done, the wages they receive are exploitative. It is also a loss to most of the developing countries if they use their resources to educate students, but the talents other countries use the get in return.Developing a talent in one country and using it elsewhere amount to brain drain. United Kingdom exercised brain drain by active hiring medical expertise from developing countries. The United States have strict laws governing immigration.Immigration has been seen to attract criminal activities such as drug trafficking, corruption and other forms of crimes. Immigration is a global issue and most of the time racism has been used as a tool for discrimination. The citizens of recipient countries have developed perception that that immigrants and refugees appear to get more benefits than them. Consequently, it has resulted in tensions and hostilities between the immigrants and the local people. Although the majority of the immigrants are law-abiding, ill feeling about the has made them fleeing in search of security and economic independence(Gilmore 59). Due to the adverse effects, most countries have enacted laws to curb illegal immigration.
Notably, United States immigration policies at the end of 1990 economic boom were enacted to discriminate the type of immigrants entering the country. To enhance the economy of the nation, in immigrants with a certain level and type of education were only allowed into the country. However, there was no appropriate documentation that the incoming immigrants of the different ethnic population becomes part of the American culture (Gilmore 65). Consequently, it affected the stereotypical image of immigrants who were the minority. It meant that immigrants would take the blame for any slight negative change in the nation economy.
In conclusion, immigrants who leave one country and move to another are beneficial to the economy of the host nation. It is due to their enterprising and entrepreneurial skills (Gilmore 78). They, however, become probable targets in when the general economic conditions in that host country deteriorate.
Gilmore, Jennifer. Golden country: a novel. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007.