IMPACTS of IMMIGRATION on our society | EasyEducation

IMPACTS of IMMIGRATION on our society | EasyEducation


Hi everyone! This is the 3rd and last video about Immigration If you’re interested, I will put the links to video 1 and video 2 in the description bar down below and this time, I’m going to talk about the impacts of immigration in our society. If you’ve watched my previous videos, you know that people migrate for many reasons. Immigration is still a heavily debated topic in many host countries. Some believe that immigration brings many advantages to a country both for the economy and the society. But on the other side, others believe that high immigration numbers threaten national identity, increase dependence on welfare, and threaten national security. Immigration can have positive and negative impacts on both the host country, and the original country. In many countries, immigrants set up businesses, immigration does increase the labor force. Often, immigrants will occupy low pay jobs, and while it is controversial and sometimes exploitive, it still benefits the host country. And finally, immigrants offer an increased talented pool (of course if they have been well educated in their home country). Immigrants, when they feel welcome in the new country, can contribute to the diversity of the society. But there are also some challenges due to immigration including population surges, support services, employment, and national security. And it can be challenging for a host country to assimilate immigrants into society and to provide the necessary support. When immigrants move to a new country, they are faced with many challenges, including finding employment and housing, adjusting to new laws, cultural norms, and possibly a new language. Immigration can become a social/political issue, where racism can be used to exploit feelings of local population. Where there is a perception that immigrants and refugees appear to get more benefits than local poor people, tensions and hostilities can also rise. In addition, immigrants can become an easy target especially when the economic situation in the host country worsen. So, we talk a lot about the impacts of immigration in the host countries, but there is also positive and negative impacts in the home countries On the positive side, developing countries benefit from payments sent home by migrants that now often outstrip foreign aid. Unemployment is reduced and young migrants enhance their life prospects, and returning migrants bring savings, skills and international contacts. However, on the negative side it impacts the economy through the loss of young workers, and also, developing countries may suffer of what we call the “brain drain” meaning the loss of highly skilled people. In some countries, media coverage makes it easy to stir up hysterical stories about immigrants. And anti-immigrant sentiment typically comes to the fore when economic situation worsen. That’s all for this video and the serie about immigration. I hope you find this video useful, if yes don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. If you have any question or comment, leave it down below. And as usual, Be curious, Be open-minded, Be respectful and Be happy that’s the most important in life. Thank you for watching 🙂

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