The Positive and Negative Impacts of Migration in London Essay

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This essay seeks to investigate the negative and positive effects of migration in London. As the London Migration Observatory claim London has the largest number of migrants among all regions of the UK. About 37% of the UK’s foreign-born population was in London (LMO, Dr.Rienzo and Dr.Vargas-Silva). Furthermore, According to the Benton-Smith statistic, London is the 5th International city in the world after NY, Toronto, Dubai and LA.That is why I am choosing this city. This research will analyze the impacts of migration to the London in the different aspects, such as social and economy.

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Paragraph 1 (economy)
To begin, I want to start by evaluating the economic factors of migration in London. Firstly, on of the
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It proves that migration is harmful for native people.
Paragraph 2 (Social)
After the economic factors, I am going to discuss about impacts of migration on social field. First and the most important negative effect of migration in London is the high level of crime. More than one crime in five in London is now committed by a foreign national (“Telegraph”, T. Harper, B. Leapman). The high level of crime is very dangerous situations for London population. Damian Green, the shadow immigration minister, said: "Every new piece of evidence shows how damaging the government's failure to control immigration has been. They have ignored the fact that uncontrolled movements of people can cause strains on society, as well as bringing economic benefits." It means that government of UK should pay attention not only to economic benefits of migration, but also to the crime condition of immigrants. On the other hand, migration has one big advantage, it is multinationality. From the Table “A” we can see the percentage number of different ethnicities in London (UK National Statistics, 2009). If we analyze this table, we can see that a variable nationalities lives in UK and most of them lives especially in London. Due to that there is different ethnic it is clear that here is different religions.58.2% of Londoners are Christian, 8.5% Muslim, 4.1% Hindu, 2.1% Jewish, 1.5% Sikh, 0.8% Buddhist and 0.2% other
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