Impact of migration on the destination country

Migration has both positive and negative impacts on the destination country.

  • Advantages

Cheap Labour:
Migrants often do many unskilled jobs for lower wages. Skilled migrants are also often happy to give their services for little salary.

Skilled Labour:
Some immigrants are highly skilled and talented, and they contribute to knowledge and production for the well-being of all in that country.

Cultural Diversity:
Immigrants provide diversity in many places. Diversity helps cultures and traditions to loosen the grip on racism, discrimination, and things like that. Diversity helps people learn about other ways of life and what goes on in other places in the world. It brings variety to almost every part of our ways of life. Diversity helps people to better appreciate humanity and human rights in general.

  • Disadvantages

Job loss:
Immigrants may also cause pressure on job issues as the locals often lose jobs to incoming workers.

Immigration can fuel racism and discrimination. Immigrants who cannot speak the local language or do not behave as the locals find themselves not accepted in their communities, as people prefer not to have anything to do with them.

Social/Civil Pressure:
Housing, health, education, and many other facilities may suffer from the pressure of excessive use by more people than was designed to take. That can force prices of such amenities to go high, causing hardship to all.

Breakdown of culture and traditions:
Traditions and cultures are negatively modified because of diversity. Sometimes healthy ways of life lapse as different people are exposed to different ways of doing things. Sometimes new crime incidents emerge or increase as a result of ‘bad’ people coming in.

As long as people move from place to place, there is a risk of a contagious disease outbreak.