Immigration has become a big global issue, whether it is done legally or not. Usually, the people who live in underdeveloped countries choose to move and get a job in one of the west-european ones or the USA because they are more advanced in terms of economy, industry and maybe even politics. I believe that immigration might be the answer to one’s problems, but only partially.
(Now, I won’t take into account terrible situations like war. That is an extremely delicate situation.)
It is more practical to work abroad, especially when you do not see any improvement in your country’s economy. A nation which is full of violence and corruption is not healthy for people who are willing to work hard in order to earn a living. If, for example, workers are treated badly and they don’t receive enough money to support their families, then it is normal for them to want to go to a place where their hard work and clean character is appreciated and rewarded accordingly.
But still, even if immigrants find a better job and they are financially satisfied, they could encounter many problems related to other aspects of their lives. Living abroad can be extremely difficult for some people because they become exposed to a different culture. They need to adopt a new lifestyle and maybe even a new set of beliefs.
Moreover, the ones who leave their native country on their own must go through a terrible time because they leave their loved ones behind. Soon after, homesickness sets in and it can be so powerful that they no longer focus on their work. They might even get depressed.
The truth is that many immigrants face discrimination. People might avoid them or call them names. Some might suffer from unemployment, ironically. Such social issues are hard to avoid. Our society is still not prepared to fully accept diversity and change.
In essence, immigration might seem as the only solution to you problems, but there is much more to it than we are able to see. It can help you from a financial point of view, most of the times, but emotional problems are going to arise.
What do you think about this issue?
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