November 23, 2016

Social and Political Impacts of Migration from Developing to Developed Countries

In the 21st century, globalization has caught the world by storm. The internet has opened up the world for communication, and social media has enhanced global interaction, and the literacy levels have hit an all-time high. People from the developed countries are now aware of the ongoing in the developed world and at pressure to bridge the gap; hence stirring the debate on the desire to migrate to the developed countries. This paper attempts to discuss the extent to which migration to the developed world will affect the social and political temperatures in the current world.


First, the movement from a developing country will drain its resources concerning: Skilled human resources like doctors, scientists, researchers and engineers all of whom would have helped to transform the economy and the standards of living (Backus, Jorgensen & Pfaff, 2010). The effects are that the developed nations will remain at the same stagnant level while the developed countries will have a bigger pool of professionals to drive their economies ahead.

On a different perspective, the host country will suffer from social and political problems when new foreigners of different ethnic groups, race, religion and qualifications are introduced to compete with the locals for employment and natural resources (Gabriel & Kwifi, 2012). The influx of foreigners will lead to lose of identity, conflicts and eventually civil wars or xenophobia (Bauer, Flake & Sinning, 2013).

In conclusion, it is evident that migration to developed countries has limitations due to social and political issues. It is, therefore, advisable that people do their best to develop their own countries. The government should encourage its citizens by creating an enabling environment for development, creating better living conditions, opening up employment opportunities and coming up with favorable policies to encourage improved economic growth.

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