Argumentative Essay Immigration Laws
Today the same countries that suffered from the brain drain are now prospering from the money that the immigrants send back home. In countries like Kenya, foreign remittances from immigrants make a big percentage of foreign currency earnings, almost equal to the top earning tourism sector.Immigration also helps the world to be a better place whereby peoples are ‘forced’ to appreciate and live with other cultures.This is an innate reaction found in man; if you cannot fight you will naturally flee.This fact should be clearly understood as we look into the immigration issue today.It is also what I would call ‘selective amnesia’ on the part of the anti immigrant groups who are largely guided by negative racist ideologies that become manifest in many aspects of social life that include xenophobia, otherness, segregation, and supremacism.They forget the innumerable advantages the immigrants bring to their countries.
As the local natives took up these new traits, assimilation became a fact of life and the reason that it is possible today for immigrants from the south to easily immigrate and settle in the north.Governments are also not keen to extend their social welfare benefits to the new immigrants.They are therefore vigorously resisting the immigrants stay.Due to the lure of the almighty pound or dollar, doctors, engineers, researchers and teachers will flock to the west leaving behind countries with nobody to lift them out of poverty and disease.This brain drain has major negative effects for the third world economies whereby they spend a lot of money to train these people only for them to immigrate and work in first world countries.It is equally true that the contact through trade like the famous Silk Road with Asia also contributed to cultures meeting, familiarizing and eventually living together albeit uneasily and not always on equal footing as the stronger cultures superseded the weaker ones.ORDER ESSAY Therefore the immigrant phenomenon that we are experiencing today is not in any way new in the history of man and we are not seeing the last of it.Countries like England also forcefully relocated their criminals to outback lands like Australia thereby creating a thriving economy in the world due to trade between the continents. Many more Europeans also left the old continent as Europe was referred to then due to poverty, religious persecution and to escape from diseases like the Black Death which plagued much of Europe in the 18 century. Of course this immigration had its dark side whereby the visitors had to conquer and subdue the local inhabitants like it happened to the Africans, Red Indians in America and the Aborigines in Australia.The legacies of this immigration form the basis of the immigration issue today.Whether it’s good or bad, moving to survive is a constant.If this is so, the world should then deal with the root causes of this immigration like war and peace, famine, hunger and consumerism, prosperity, wealth and poverty, climate change and environmental conservation, and development partnering as opposed to foreign aid among other like issues. For the country receiving immigrants like Europe today, it is not necessarily a bad thing as these people will provide labour to this aging continent.