• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Research into UK Immigration from Eastern Europe.

Extracts from this document...


UK Migration First Article: Immigration influx last year was second highest on record as 500,000 foreigners make Britain home This article is describing the flow of immigrants to the UK and gives a number of figures to describe this... 1650 immigrants entered Britain each day last year etc. It outlines the effects the economic downturn has had on the flow of immigration. It leads on to talk about the issues British people have with immigration figures and the social problems it can cause. This article is from the daily mail and talks mainly of the disadvantages that immigration is bringing to the UK; it doesn't give a balanced argument or explain any of the positive factors. The Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper and therefore will give an opinion on the matter rather than a balanced argument. Second Article: UK migration: What Figures mean The second article gives a very structured description of the figure relating to UK migration. ...read more.


Of that 27,000 child benefit applications were approved. The government predicted there would be 15,000 people a year from the new EU member countries moving to the UK for work. But between May 2004 and June 2006 the government approved just over 427,095 work applications. 264,560 are from Poland. The other migrants on the worker registration scheme are from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. How has the Schengen Agreement impacted the migration? Most national border controls within the EU were taken away in 1995 when the Schengen Agreement came into force meaning an easier movement of people and goods within the EU. Passports don't usually have to be shown at borders either. The UK did not sign the agreement and kept the border controls. In 2004, when Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic joined the EU, the UK decided to allow free migration of these people. ...read more.


I am sure why all Polish people come to England. "They are looking for a better life, for work ... and money. First thing, I think, is the money." Where in the UK are the migrants living? There has been a Polish community in London for decades, centred around Hammersmith but Polish migrants are very dispersed amongst the UK. Herefordshire has become a rural migration hotspot after an influx of eastern European migrant farm workers. An estimated 120,000 eastern European migrants registered in UK rural areas between 2004 and 2006, 8,100 of them in Herefordshire. There are also a large number of east European migrants in Scotland. The majority of migrants are young Poles - 80% under 35, which is a factor which starts to affect the population structure of a country with an ageing population. Why you ask are the polish immigrants found in such locations? Some migrants are seasonal agricultural workers so are found in rural areas where there is work. In Scotland, employers value the Polish work ethic and some businesses depend on migrants. Salmon processing in the Highlands has a 30% migrant workforce. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Population & Settlement section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Population & Settlement essays

  1. An Overview of Immigration to Australia

    Kingdom (1,173,031), New Zealand (327,323), Italy (254,379), and Former Yugoslav Republics (198,080) in order in the same year. In 2000, all except the number of people who were born in Europe and the former USSR increased compared to those in 1997.

  2. Malapportionment - description

    The Fitzgerald Royal Commission in Queensland saw it as a factor in the corruption it found within the National Party Government that had been in power for over 30 years Malapportionment was an issue in the 2001 WA State election.

  1. The rural aftermath - The effects of the plagues.

    And after in the time of king Henry IVth, let out by the year still more and more by the acre, as he found chapmen and price to his liking" [ff130 EHD IV pp1001] The great fields were gradually broken up into peasant farms and other lands began to be

  2. Is Immigration Beneficial to the UK?

    In turn they get the privileges of living in the UK, and what do we get? We get forced not to criticise them. We Britons have ideals to live by. A way of life we are known worldwide for. It might sound like foolhardiness to suggest this, but one of

  1. Global Community and Immigration in the United States

    (Compton) America was the 'new country' with new opportunities. Up until the 1880's, "most of the newcomers were from such northwestern European countries as Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway." (ibid) Then at that time the majority of the one million "immigrants that were arriving were from southern and eastern Europe--largely Italy, Poland, Greece, and Russia."

  2. Labor Migration - Politics and Governance

    Aside from aiding the migrants, it also addresses the needs of the families left behind by the OFWs. The ECMI appeals to the clergy and religious to assist in giving total spiritual guidance both to the overseas Filipinos and their dependents back home.

  1. Migration Towards Western Europe

    As a result and a striking example; Western Germany integrated a total of 24 million refugees and migrants between the years of 1945 and 1992. Therefore, most Western European countries are now looking for ways to guard themselves against both kinds of immigration with strict visa policies, border controls and asylum regulations.

  2. It is clear that the US is finding the constant flow of would-be Mexican ...

    (96%) and on the fence (illegal crossing points) is planning to work. In the San Ysidro Port of Entry, around 30% of illegal border crossers are returning residents and 30% are planning to seek work. Marital Status Would-be illegal border crossers on the fence are likely to be single.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work