Immigration means people moving from their native regions into another country to live. People who immigrate are called immigrants. Some are illegal immigrants. Some immigrants are refugees and some ask for political asylum.
Reasons for immigrationEdit
As with other changes, people go to another place for several reasons:
- Pull: people immigrate seeking a better life. For example, in the new country, work is easier to find, quality of life is better, etc.
- Push: people leave a place where life has become bad. For example, there may be no work, a war, violence, high criminality rates or other problems.
- Personal reasons: people go to join their family, or marrying and live with your partners.
Difficulty of immigrationEdit
Immigration has always been difficult. When people immigrate, they leave behind their friends, families, and culture. They also have to sell what they have, like a house, farm, or anything else too big to bring.
Once immigrants arrive in the new countries, they can face many difficulties. They may have to get a job, find a house, and learn a new language. Immigrants can also be victims of racism.