Immigration refers to the arrival of new individuals into a habitat or population. Many different purposes encourage people to move around other countries. Young population usually travel to rich places in order to develop their careers and carry out new projects. Other reasons are based on a relationship or family reunificacion.
However, escape from poverty is the main push factor. Broadly speaking, it can be said that immigration owes its existence to people´s desire of improving their life in any sense. Immigration has become an extremely hot issue lately.
Currently, Europe and North America are among the continents which host the largest number of immigrants.
The United Kindom and Germany have seen major immigration since the end of World War II because many foreign workers were brought in to help rebuild those countries and many of them stayed. Nowadays, at least three generations are integrated in these countries with successful results.
From my point of view, immigration has many positive aspects. The mixture of languages and cultures enrich any society. Multiculturalism makes people open- minded, tolerant and approachable.
But, there are also drawbacks that come up with the massive illegal immigration. For instance, illegal immigration from Africa is growing in Spain, particularly in the Canary Islands.
This is a huge problem because the people who arrive are victims of the mob and corrupt goverments. Furthermore, they are uneducated and need training and basic skills in order to get a proper job.
In my opinion, foreign policies have a main role and the power to improve the situation in developing countries. In spite of this, there are still countries without democracy and civil rights. In conclusion, there is a great deal of work to be done if we really want to provide welfare for the people who live in poorer countries. It will be a daunting challenge in the near future.