The word "to immigrate" simply means to come to a foreign country
with the intention of living there for the rest of your life. There are several
reasons why people leave their countries and start living somewhere else.
The main reasons why immigration can be considered a wholly negative
social problem are the following ones:
First of all immigration testifies that there is something wrong with the
country which people leave. Especially in the past, people used to leave
their countries where they were born in order to work abroad when
there was no possibility for them to get a well-paid job at home. They
saw a chance to earn a lot of money in a short time and were ready to
return again when they had enough for a satisfying life without financial
Another reason to immigrate to a country is the higher standard of
It is natural that people want to get the appropriate salary
for their work (the higher the salary the better), more when they work
hard, without mistakes and responsibility. The dream of most people is
to live happily in abundance.
People have always wanted to live freely. Of course it includes the right
to have our own opinions about any subjects and to express them freely.
It also includes the freedom to choose which religion we would like to
practice, and where and with whom you want to live. It is racial or
religious intolerance, persecution, wars and revolutions that force people
to immigrate, which is often the only way out of these problems.
Although sophisticated people in developed countries, which are the
usual destination of immigrants, should be able to understand the
situation of the immigrants, they often have negative feelings toward
them. Every country has its own...