Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

27 Dec 2016, 12:46 PM
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`Start by reading this article and discuss in your journal how current official definitions of "migrants", "refugees" and "asylum seekers" are challenged by the on-going migration crisis at the South-East borders of Europe.

You can also see Unit 2.1 for more information about irregular migration in Mediterranean region, Unit 2.2 about EU norms on asylum seeking, and Unit 2.3 on the case of Syrian refugees.

Don't forget to have a look to what others have done in their journals!



There is a big difference between immigrants and refugees.Immigrants choose their destination but refugees are forced to leave their countries.
When a refugee choose his or her destination or does not appy for asylum in the first secure country we should consider economical factors instead of fear of being persecuted.
We should distinguish these intentions and implement international asylum laws when deciding about asylum cases.
I think one of the practical things that we can do is to help people in their home countries by providing them with educational resources and also helping them to be financially independent .
In case of natural disasters or war people should be displaced internally ,resettlement or asylum is not a solution
In these cases.
There should be some changes in asylum and refugee laws and we should be aware of economic immigration that can hurt refugees .

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