The Movement Of Sudanese Refugees

1510 WordsNov 30, 20147 Pages
I have chosen to investigate whether immigrants should interact with host peoples or establish marginal communities away from the culture of their destination. Egypt is grappling with these troubles today. The movement of Sudanese refugees to Egypt can be dated to the 19th century, when Sudan was part of Egypt, under British colonial rule. Up until the late nineteen-eighties, most of the early Sudanese who moved to Egypt were northerners and were able to take advantage of bilateral treaties between the two countries, giving Sudanese many of the same rights as Egyptian nationals. However, after the failed assassination attempt that targeted President Mubarak, in which Islamists allegedly backed by the Sudanese government were implicated, the Egyptian government revoked all treaties that gave special privileges to Sudanese in Egypt. Since then, the Sudanese in Egypt were subjected to the laws governing the status and rights of foreigners. Tensions between the Sudanese and Egyptians are rising at an incredible rate. The migrants need to avoid frequent interaction with host peoples and instead establish marginal communities to maintain civil rights, be able to have free education, lead healthy lives, practice their own religion, be safe, and attain employment. As we 've learned in America, civil rights are the foundation upon which people flourish. Egyptians’ attitudes towards refugees can be described as xenophobic, discriminatory, and sometimes violent. While Egyptians
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