The Recent Terrorist Attacks Of Paris And San Bernardino

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Has the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino affected migration worldwide? Migration has taken place since the beginning of time. Today, people migrate to new countries for many reasons: poverty, armed conflict, social strife, political turmoil, and economic hardships (Root Causes of Migration - Fact Sheet). The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino has had an major influence on the current migration patterns which has affected the world economically, politically, culturally, and socially. In the history of terrorist attacks, the most recent ones were in Paris and San Bernardino. On November 13, 2015, shooting and bombings in the city of Paris left 129 dead (Prial). This immediately began to…show more content…
In the past, terrorist attacks have always awakened politicians to adjust their laws and regulations in their country. Currently, Europe was in the middle of a “Migration Crisis”, and the Paris attacks seriously challenged the continuity of the Schengen Agreement, which eliminated border controls in Europe. As of the Monday after the attack, the Schengen Agreement was already effectively suspended in many places (Diary). As Prial said, “The refugee crisis has strained European rules that allow open borders.” (Prial) Always before, the European Union had an open door, but currently the free movement of people and goods across borders principle is at risk (Prial). In the regional elections in December in Paris, France, a candidate, Le Pen, called for an “immediate halt” to stop allowing anymore migrants to enter France (Prial). It is not only France that is adjusting their laws, but Poland’s new rightwing government on the Saturday after seized on the events in Paris to argue that the EU’s response on its migrant crisis was flawed and that the attacks made untenable a Brussels-led scheme to share refugees among member states (Foy and Hille). Poland’s new Europe minister-designate appeared to attribute part of the blame to the EU’s decision to allow refugees and migrants to enter European countries (Foy and Hille). He said the events of Friday night meant control of the
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