Immigration policy is a pivotal part of a country’s foreign policy. Asylum seekers and refugees have always been part of debate in this regard. With the recent wave of chaos in Syria, an attempt to topple Assad’s regime has compelled its masses to flee the pandemonium and look for a shelter in Europe. Read further about xenophobes and immigration.
Normally, there works a distribution system in EU, which handles the placement of immigrants in member countries. This distribution system takes into account the size of the county’s economy, its unemployment rate and its population. But some xenophobe members of EU have started to question this system. Germany and France are urging the commission for some changes in the immigration plan.
Xenophobes and immigrations:
European countries have shown an ambivalent behavior on the issue of refugees. Central Europe is acting as a xenophobe, resisting the arrival of refugees and western Europe is also not opening its doors. As the incoming number of refugees is very high, this has posed a serious problem. In the past, European countries used to warmly welcome the immigrants due to their aging population, economic needs and foreign policies. But now with the uprising terrorism in the world, xenophobes no longer want it.
Low skilled workers are losing their jobs because of economic crisis and they hold immigrants responsible for this as they take these jobs on lower wages and worse working conditions. Some criminal violations by immigrants have also strengthened their idea of keeping immigrants out. The alternative rights movement is also gaining popularity in some areas. Moreover, the hideous act of ruining the French Independence Day for French people was also performed by an immigrant. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also stated that it is quite likely that some of the terrorists have also fled in with the refugees.
Therefore, changes in the policy of accepting immigrants for xenophobes are now anticipated.
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