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What are the main reasons why people migrate from one country to another?

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English For Academic Purposes

Assignment 6

14-Mar-08

Gerardo Sotelo Martinez

What are the main reasons why people migrate from one country to another?

Migration is an issue raised by the mass media in the last decades in the richer countries, and it has become an important matter for the government of those countries. Migration is frequently labelled as a recent event, but it is a wrong analysis of this phenomenon. There are, for instant, few people in the United States who can say they originate from North America, with the exception of those of Indo-American heritage, all the rest have immigrant European ancestors. More than ever before, people are crossing borders and embarking on what are sometimes long and dangerous journeys in search of a better life. Nowadays we can notice how ethnic differences shape the society where we live. This essay will discuss the existing reasons behind migrants' communities, which make them leave their motherland, and the repercussion in the received countries.

Firstly, we are going to talk about the reasons why people emigrate from one country to another country. Different academic studies have identified the main reasons for migration as push and

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