In the United Kingdom immigration is a serious concern for many people. Each day, hundreds of people smuggle themselves into the UK in a variety of ways: cars, lorries, planes and boats, trying to make their own lives better. This can be extremely dangerous as many die on their journey into this country. To combat the influx of illegal immigrants there are many agencies that operate in order to prevent anyone from entering the country illegally. However, illegal immigration is not the only kind of immigration in this country. There are also hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants in the country, people who have been successful in gaining citizenship. While legal immigrants have been beneficial to the country, the number of illegal immigrants entering the country is having a negative impact. Legal immigrants have had a huge impact on the economy of the UK. In every town and city in the country there are signs of legal immigrants contributing greatly to the economy – a sign which is evident as the aroma of different cuisines from around the globe fill our nostrils as we walk along the high street; a sign that is clear in the accent of many shop keepers; restaurants such as Di Maggio’s and many Chinese and Indian takeaways. However, legal immigrants also work in a huge variety of areas and are a part of the economy, contributing to the success of this country. Legal immigrants also have a massive impact on the NHS. There are thousands of legal immigrants working as health care professionals, improving the health and well being of this country. Many of these immigrants are non-Christian and, as such, do not have any desire to be on holiday during Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter. At this time of year, the health care service is manned primarily by people who do not celebrate these religious festivals. Similarly, this also allows non Christians to take holidays at other times of year, when it is a time for their faith to celebrate....
...Immigration remains a widely debated issue in the UK, which is not
surprising since the average gross annual inflow of immigrants into the
UK has grown rapidly since the middle of the 1990s. According to the
Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’s) International Passenger Survey
(IPS) (2012), the number of people immigrating to the UK has risen from
around 50,000 per annum at the beginning of the 1990s to 524,000 per
annum, on average, between 2004 and 2011(Mitchell, J. et al., 2011). A
flexible policy of immigration may possibly means increasing ethnic and
religious diversity. Should there be quotas on immigration in the UK?
Opponents may claim that Britain needs millions more immigrants to
reduce strain of ageing population and to stimulate the depressing
economy. However, more immigrants mean more resources
consumption, more competitive job market and crime issues.
The first reason why there ought to be quotas on immigration is that
immigrants can consume more resources like public services and the
welfare system. The National Health Service (NHS) is a significant
service and one of the greatest assets in the UK. The British government
is committed to maintaining the NHS as a generally free service at the
point of delivery and it also committed the principle that everyone should
be able to access health...
...Economic Effects of Immigration in the UK
Within the past ten years, immigration has tripled in the UK. The rising trend of immigration has led to a strongly negative perception towards foreigners within the British population. Economists have a more modest opinion on immigration; the economic impact of immigration seems crucial, but it would seem that it in fact only has a small effect on the domestic labor market. Furthermore, the Home Office has indirectly conceded that they have lost the general compendium over the number of incoming immigrants, creating objectives to manage immigration to the benefit of the UK. Firstly, an assessment of the immigration statistics will be made, giving an overview of the accrued immigrants as of 1971. Next the performance of immigrants from the A8 countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will be evaluated and then the economic impact of rising immigration will be outlined. To conclude, an introduction to the Home Office’s reformed immigration-system will be given.
Between 1971 and 1986, net migration made a negative contribution to UK population growth. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has published research results, which illustrate that net migration has made an increasingly positive...
Does immigrant labor benefit or impoverish the UK?
Migrants who come to the UK to work affect the country in particular ways. Levels of migration throughout the past 60 years have shown patterns and balances between emigration from the UK and immigration into the UK; such as, between c. 1960 – c. 1990, the number of people emigrating the country outnumbered the number of people coming in, and since 1998, the number of migrants greatly outweighed the number of emigrants (showing a migration figure of over 100,000 every year). This piece of writing will look at the positive and negative outcomes of immigration in the United Kingdom. How the skills of migrants vary and how this effects the UK. Also, factors affected by migration such as the labor market, fiscal (government) effects will be used and discussed which will help bring me to my final conclusion.
The UK labor, or working, market controls the professions and wages of the workers in the country. The impacts of the immigrant workers on the labor market depend solely on the skill of existing workers in the country, the skill of the migrant workers coming into the country and on the characteristics of the host economy. These factors affect research done on the labor market as the research carried out is time-and-place-specific. With the information that is provided to us we have to...
...“It was once believed that when you were born, you were a blank state and could be taught to learn different things in a variety of way” (Gardner, H. Personal Learning Solution 2012)
In this essay I will be talking about the importance of study skills for higher education. I will be identifying the different skills that are used both personal and professional and also providing some evidence towards my findings. The main skills I will be touching on will be people skills, reflective and creative skills, writing skills and also time management. I will be exploring how these skills have an importance in the higher education and viewing their similarity and differences between them.
Study skills are the strategies and the different approaches used in learning to develop better understanding and knowledge for a life time. It is an essential piece of material that is needed for better grades in an exam, assignment etc and tackles problems such as bad organization, time management or writing skills which are useful for a life time. There are many different study skills that can be used in higher education in order to gain a successful qualification for a successful job application. It is important indentify your own personal learning style and develop on all the important study skills that helps with your learning. The reason for this is because it helps you remember and learn more and new information. It also allows you to do well in your essays/assignments and exams you...
A few months after Singapore was founded, the population began to grow very quickly. By 1821, Singapore's population had increased to about 5000. The main cause of this increase was immigration. Singapore in the 19th century attracted many people from different parts of the world. Businessmen and traders came here to trade while others came to look for jobs.
At that time, more men came to Singapore than women. This was especially so for the Chinese and Indians. Most of the Chinese and Indian immigrants did not intend to stay long in Singapore, so they did not bring their womenfolk along. This meant that the Chinese and Indians could not set up families here even though there were large numbers of them.
However, unlike the Chinese and Indians, the Malays and Europeans brought their families along when they came to Singapore. Thus, the number of Malay and European men was almost equal to the number of Malay and European women. While most Europeans returned home after they had completed their work here, most of the Malays settled with their families in Singapore.
Types Of Labourers
Many people came to Singapore to work because there were a lot of jobs in Singapore. Men were needed for jobs such as the clearing land for plantations, the building of roads, and the building of houses and offices. They were also needed to work in vegetable gardens and plantations owned by the rich planters. Anyone who was willing to...
November 4, 2014
Illegal immigration, a fervently debated issue in the United States, is defined as the migration of people across national borders, or the residence of foreign nationals in a country, in a way that is illegal according to the immigration laws of the destination country. Because the United States is such an attractive country, for it provides opportunity and prosperity, many people who live in less fortunate countries legally and illegally migrate to the United States. Illegal immigration causes a great ordeal, because many politicians and economists argue that illegal immigrants are an economic burden to the United States. On the other hand, some economists claim that illegal immigrants do not actually hurt the economy but they help it.
In the article “Illegal Aliens a Drain on U.S. Taxpayers, Report Says” Writer R. Cort Kirkwood argues that Illegal aliens are largely poor, uneducated and drain the welfare and public education systems, which causes a burden on the economy. Because most immigrants don’t have papers to work, they have to take jobs, which pay less then minimum wage causing them to live in poverty. Kirkwood writes,
“’according to the CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) …Illegals live in poverty at high rates because they earn much less money compared to Americans. The average household income for illegals is...
...strongly against the foreigners. The nativists were Protestant and opposed the Irish and German immigrants’ practice of Roman Catholicism. This strong opposition led to heavy rioting and the organization of an antiforeigner society known as the Supreme Order of the Star-Spangled Banner. This society eventually formed a political party in the 1850s: the Know-Nothing party. The new immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s faced similar discrimination. Federal laws imposed discriminatory restrictions on immigration. The first immigrant restriction law passed by Congress was known as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This law banned all new immigrants from China. Soon after, restrictions were placed on immigrants considered to be “undesirable” due to criminal acts or mental instabilities. Yet another immigration law passed in 1885 restricted contract labor, which was intended to protect American-born workers. The stringent laws restricting immigrants in the late 1800s and anti-immigration groups established in the mid-1800s display the fact that the old and new immigrants alike encountered discrimination.
The old immigrants and new immigrants differed greatly in their ability to acculturate. The old immigrants easily blended into American society. These immigrants, who came from northern and western Europe, spoke mostly English, which facilitated their entrance into America. Also, their exceptionally high level of literacy and...
...Immigration Options for Foreign Managers and Executives
Let’s say you are the CEO of a top international company and now want to come to the U.S. to oversee a new U.S. branch office that just opened up in San Diego, California. Sounds like a legitimate reason to come to the U.S. but determining the best immigration strategy may not always be easy. For example, many people will think that the U.S. company can just petition an H-1B visa for the CEO. However, it is a little known fact that many CEOs do not actually qualify for an H-1B visa. In fact, many executives and managers will not qualify for a H-1B visa because being a CEO/Manager is viewed as a more of a managerial occupation than a “specialty occupation”, which requires a college degree. For example, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would not even qualify for an H-1B visa because he did not graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Others may think the executive can come on a B-1 visa but a B-1 visa holder is not allowed to work in the U.S.
So what type of visa would be the best to bring over a multi-national executive or manager? Many companies and executives/managers go with the L visa. The L non-immigrant visa category is useful for international companies to bring foreign executives and managers to the United States on a temporary basis. The L visa is used to transfer employees from a foreign company to a “related” U.S. company. The maximum time period for L-1 classification is 7 years. It can...