ESCALATING MIGRATIONS IN PRESENT SCENARIO

Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur

Abstract


In today’s increasingly interconnected world, international migration has become a reality that touches nearly all corners of the globe, often making distinctions between countries of origin, transit and destination obsolete. Migration is a complex process and has been a feature of human societies for many centuries. The favourite destinations are countries with a high standard of living and prosperity. The causes of migration are a series of push and pull factors; which either forcefully push someone into migration or attract them. Today’s generation has an unprecedented potential to improve the well-being of the entire human family. Living and working in another country can provide fantastic opportunities, better lifestyle and experiential learning for a young person. At the same time, conflict, poverty, inequality and lack of decent jobs are among the reasons that compel people to leave their homes in search of better futures for themselves and their families. Migration has therefore, always been and will remain an inevitable part of the human experience. But, how can we talk about these types of issues if we don’t have the facts? Therefore, the paper throws light on some of the factual issues and explores reasons why different people choose to migrate.


Keywords


Migration, Immigration, Abroad, Push and Pull Factors

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