Immigrants and Immigration
Immigration is the act of moving across borders to settle permanently in a new country. Immigration increased substantially in the last years of the 2010s. In 2010, the United Nations (UN) calculated 221 million international migrants living worldwide. That increased to 244 million in 2015 and 281 million in 2020, representing 3.6 percent of the world's population. Factors such as climate change and economic needs are expected to continue to fuel increases in international migration.
Immigration scholars usually distinguish between push and pull factors when setting forth theories of migration. Push factors refer primarily to the motives behind emigration from the country of origin. A person might want to migrate because work is difficult to find in their country of...Read more