SECTION 3: Social Impacts of the Refugees From the beginning of the civil war and emergence of the ISIS in the Middle East, most people were converted to refugees and left their homeland with the aim of finding a harmony life. These people are experiencing some shocking scenes in their life for the first time like losing one of their beloved ones. Experiencing these moments will change their mentality and their aspects toward their social life. These refugees will negatively have social impacts on those place that they migrate to. While the writer Carlos Encina and news article New American Economy are claiming that the drifting of the refugees has good social impacts including the fast adaptation of the refugees and decreasing the rate of crimes in the host countries, the movement of the refugees to the host countries can have more bad influences on the social aspects of the country like increasing the rate of crimes and creating problems because of the social barriers.
Widespread disasters, the effects of large earthquakes, floods, prolonged droughts, cyclones, tsunamis, epidemics and other both natural disasters and social (or a combination of both, which is much more frequent) have caused major shifts in human beings (we could also consider as forced migration) for all ages, but have been aggravated in recent years by the growth of population and occupation of areas of greatest risk of occurrence of these catastrophes. Immigration remains the most obvious piece of unfinished business between the US and Mexico, for their relations in other aspects have progressed dramatically in recent years. The most obvious result of the Mexican opening has been the continuing economic integration with the United States. Mexico is now the second largest trading partner of the United States, exceeded only by Canada and the flow of foreign direct investment between our countries has grown as fast as trade. The number of Mexicans crossing the border, mostly as temporary visitors, has constantly increased.
Three groups have already departed Papua New Guinea and Nauru, after a long and drawn out assessment in regards to the eligibility and vulnerability of said asylum seekers. One complication is the travel ban, reinstated by POTUS Donald Trump, which excludes several nationalities from entering the United States – especially Iranians and Somalians. In fact, Iranians actually make up the largest group of refugees from the two detention centres. Although this one-time resettlement agreement was made to help the asylum seekers detained on Manus Island and Nauru, Australia in exchange agreed to accept refugees from violence-plagued countries in Central America, who are currently being detained in US-run camps in Costa Rica. With the eventual 1,250 refugees supposed to be settled in the United States, some relief should be provided but that number does not encompass all those who lived in those detainment
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES [TO WHAT EXTENT SHOULD COUNTRIES BE MORALLY OBLIGATED TO GIVE ASYLUM TO REFUGEES?] AMITH SARANYU D.S 10 IGCSE DECCAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL “ Turning back boats full of people seeking asylum in their hour of need is not fair.” - Councilor Linda Scott. RATIONALE I chose this topic because I read an article on the Internet stating that the refugee crisis worldwide has displaced 60 million people from their homes since the end of World War II pushing asylum to their limits. That article stated the threat countries are facing as they are fleeing from countries like Syria and Iraq to places like Central America and Africa to seek asylum. I want to research whether countries should be morally obligated to give asylum to refugees.
Since this photo emerged almost two years ago, 8500 more migrants have died or disappeared on their perilous journey to Europe and many more soon to come. As of recently Europe’s policies of constructing fences and walls have simply diverted the flow of migrants from one border to another rather than reducing it. In the last few years countries like: Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Norway, and Macedonia have all started construction to build fences and walls specifically being “protection” against refugees. Experts suggest that this has only resulted in more dangerous and longer pathways for refugees in order to reach safety and freedom, going from land routes to far more dangerous sea routes. Even after the viral story of the “Boy on the Beach”, we still have countries building walls and leaving refugees to suffer the harsh tides of the mediterranean.
Many people may believe that the level of development in society is fast approaching a golden era, where a majority of conflicts will be resolved as a result of the growing awareness of societal problems and the assertiveness of people around the world. Unfortunately, due to the growing gaps between societal ideals and reality, society continues to be swamped with numerous social, political, and economic issues that negatively impact a significant number of people and their communities today. These issues arise due to a variety of factors, sometimes beyond society’s control, which results in great confusion about what is right and wrong, and if there is anything possible at all to resolve these conflicts. Specifically in the United States, individuals are affected by numerous issues such as unemployment, global warming, drug abuse, unresponsive government, and violent crimes. The rate of poverty has risen sharply, with over 500,000 individuals on the streets without shelter (Charles).
Effects of Immigration on Countries’ National Identity The main ways by which immigration is believed to affect countries’ national identity is through the effects of globalization and multiculturalism. Because of the increased immigration in recent times, debates on national identity have become central in national communities. Although the immigration and multiculturalism is a healthy topic, in some cases, it borders of racism. For instance, in the United Kingdom, the society is already multicultural with quite many ethnic groups, cultures, and races represented and living together (Werbner & Modood, 1997). On the other hand, in Australia, the national identity and heritage is jealously guarded and new immigrants are prevented at all cost (Grant, 1998).
The feminism movement has many supporters as well as many who criticize it. Since the 1970s there have been groups of Australian men who felt oppressed by the feminist movement, campaigning against it. In particular they have campaigned against legal reforms that relate to no-fault divorce, parenting rights, child support payments as well as protections against domestic violence. In Australia women are more likely to initiate divorce and separation compared to men (ABS). In an Australian study it was found that more than 20% of the women surveyed had ended their marriage due to some kind of abuse from their partner (https://aifs.gov.au/publications/towards-understanding-reasons-divorce/perceived-main-reasons-divorce).
Also, because of globalization international business grown, improved and removed a lot of obstacles when interacting with international markets. Then again, globalization can likewise be a significantly enhancing process, opening personalities to new thoughts and encounters, and fortifying the finest all-inclusive estimations of mankind. For the culture factor is like a code we as a human being live with. It also includes the arrangement of convictions, good values, conventions, dialect, and laws (or standards of conduct) held in like manner by a country, a group, or other characterized gathering of individuals. Globalization truly can affect anything in life both positively and negatively, but due to globalization people changed or because the culture factor changed or got affected by essence time.
Coupled with lax enforcement and the absence of an effective mechanism to manage migrant workers, has resulted in millions of foreigners outstaying their employment contracts (Lek 2016). On the other hand, the foreign workers also confronting with high risk of xenophobic threats and a terrible racial discriminations by the Malaysian government (Aw 2016). Hays explained that the foreign workers are barred from marrying local women, opening bank accounts, changing jobs or traveling. He quoted the founder of the Tenaganita group, Irene Fernandez, saying that the foreign workers are constantly stopped, questioned and arrested even when they have valid documents. During a 1998 "Operation Get Out" campaign, illegal workers were rounded up and placed in detention centers.