What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Immigration

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Nabil Ayoub
American University of Sharjah

According to the United Nations department of Economic and Social Affairs “as of 2015, the number of international migrants has reached 244 million worldwide. And, the largest number of international migrants live in the United States with 19% of the world's total. Consequently, America is currently considered to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in world. Immigration is the global movement of individuals into a country of which they are not locals or where they don't have citizenship with a specific end goal to settle or live there. People migrate for several reasons, one of which to study abroad or improve their standards of living. Like everything immigration has positive and negative …show more content…

However, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Thus, Immigration is considered to be an asset to the country because it improves their economy, spreads diversity, and resolve political issues. Immigration has an effective impact on a country’s economy.
First of all, the local industries will greatly gain benefit from expats by employing them and using their expertise to further enhance the products and services provided. On the other hand, Immigration has negative impacts on the county’s culture. As stated earlier, immigration has a number of advantages on several individuals and the country as a whole. According to the British broadcasting Corporation (BBC) website, on the individual level it offered those who immigrate better opportunities for work, better education, safety and overall better standards of living. On the hosting country level, it meant a boost in economy as more working hands and more people living translated to more work being done, more businesses being opened and more income from individuals being paid for amenities. Nataly Kelly, VP, Marketing at

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