Challenges Ahead
Challenges Ahead

While specific events are unpredictable, most experts predict a continued rise in international migration during the coming decade. In addition to the economic and cultural issues already facing countries dealing with mass migration, persistent migration streams will bring new problems in the years ahead, such as illegal immigration. Dealing with the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the expansion of the EU will also pose significant challenges to migration policy. Meanwhile, growing world economic disparity will serve to intensify push and pull factors.

In response, both developed and developing countries will be forced to craft migration policies that address security, economic, and humanitarian concerns. Some commentators have therefore called for a worldwide coordinated effort, including a new international migration agency.

 

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