Migration Essay

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Migration is a significant topic in every history textbook, from US history to world history. It has played a key role in many influential events as well as affected the world we live in now. For example, in the late 1800s many different ethnic groups migrated to the United States. Thanks to that great migration, the United States displays many different cultures as well as cultures that blended together to form the melting pot we know today. However, migration didn’t just occur in the late 1800s. There are many examples of migration still transpiring in the 21st century. One topic that the news has been particularly focusing on is the movement of Mexicans to the United States. This had to led to a great uproar because they are both taking jobs as well as crossing illegally. When comparing the migration in the late 1800s to the current migration of Mexicans, there are a few differences. In the 21st century, migration impacts both the region they’re coming from and going to mainly economically. As shown through one modern day example of migration, the impact isn’t always primarily concentrated on the place they are going to. When the Soviet Union still existed, Kazakhstan, located in the Central Asia region, was part of the surrounding areas that were taken over. During this time, and also before, many Russians migrated to Kazakhstan. However, now that there is no Soviet Union and Kazakhstan is now an independent country, many people of Russian descent are now deciding to move back to Russia. A few years ago, the Russian government created a program that resettles ethnic Russians still living in other former Soviet republics. Ethnic Russians have jumped at the chance to return to the land where their ancestors once lived. During... ... middle of paper ... ... great economic disturbance to both the native citizens of the UAE and also the UAE government. Migration has played a significant role in history and has continued to do the same in the 21st century. In the 21st century, migration impacts both the region they’re coming from and going to mainly economically. In Kazakhstan, migration of ethnic Russians back to Russia has caused economic problems due to a lack of specialized workers. In the United Arab Emirate, an increase of migrant workers has caused two major economic disturbances. People native to the United Arab Emirate are having trouble finding jobs because they have to compete with migrant workers. The UAE government is also spending extra money on making sure the migrant workers are comfortable. Overall, migration has played a key role in many influential events as well as affected the world we live in today.

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