The Impact Of International Migration

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Throughout the last couple of decades, international migration has been on the rise. The number of international migrants has increased rapidly, reaching 244 million people in 2015 from just 173 million in 2000 (U.N. 2015). International migration has been made easier through the increased amount of globalization and greater accessibility to transit. Allowing groups of people a greater amount of mobility than ever seen before. Varying factors contribute to a person's decision to stay or leave their country including fear of religious persecution, economic hurdles, loss of hope etc. Specific driving factors however have been proved to be most significant in driving international migration. In addition, migration can lead to perceived benefits and disadvantages to both the host country and host natives. Therefore, international migration is primarily driven by job loss, persecution, and poverty. In addition, while international migration brings many benefits to the host country, it is often met with dissent from local people via the emergence of xenophobic movements. Push and pull factors drive people to migrate internationally. The main drivers of international migration are job loss, persecution, and poverty. “International migration is driven not just by political violence, armed conflict and state repression but just as much by economic and environmental factors. This type of migration is likely to grow enormously in the years to come due to climate change and loss of
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