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When it comes to immigration among the developed nations, the United States continues to be the favorite destinations for immigrants around the world. As of now, about 43 million foreign nationals are living in the nation.
This is as per a report brought out by The Guardian which is based on the statistics revealed by the United Nations sometime back during this year along with an independent study by the Demographic Studies Institute (INED) in France. The figures were based on net immigration which takes place throughout the world.
Immigration to the United States can be considered as way ahead when compared to the rest of the world. Russia was the next best option for immigrants throughout. There are about 12.3 million immigrants currently residing in Russia.
However, if looked at the overall population, migrants cater to only about 13 percent of the total population of the United States. At the same time, when it comes to immigration to Canada, the foreign migrants cater to about 21 percent of the total population. This makes it to about 7.2 million migrants currently residing in the country.
On the other hand, immigration to Australia caters to about 4.7 million which makes it for 21 percent of immigrants among the Australia population. Similarly, UK makes up for only 10 percent which comes to about 6.5 million.
As per the estimates which have been published by the United Nations, about 214 million people have immigrated to other nations which make it about 3 percent of the total population of the world.
The controversial immigration law is yet to meet its fate. Whether or not to be completely implemented is being decided by an appeals court. Immediately before being implemented in the state, some of the key provisions in the law were blocked by a court. This involves the police being given the authority to check the status of immigrants who are being suspected of being undocumented.
The law was earlier sued by the Obama administration so as not to be implemented. As of now, the key provisions which were the most controversial have been stopped from being implemented. This has led to the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer appealing in the court for the ban to be lifted.
As of now, a panel consisting of three judges at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is deciding on the constitutionality of this law. According to the Obama government, the state is trying to arrogate the responsibility of the federal government. It also argues that the authorities of the state might not even be qualified to cater to the federal law enforcement.
As per the analysts, it is being suggested that the court is moving towards permitting the law in a more weakened version of its original format. If the reports are to be believed, there are fair chances that the outcome lead to the state authorities to execute the law. However, they would not be permitted to either arrest or even prosecute someone who is suspected to undocumented. In such a case, the law enforcement agencies have to pass the suspects to the federal authorities to be prosecuted.
According to the polls, the nation is divided when it comes to illegal migration. At the same time, major part of the population is in support of the immigration law in Arizona. As of now, it is being estimated that about 11 million illegal migrants are living in the United States.
According to an investigator from the United Nations, it is the immigrants who endure the blow of discrimination throughout the world. The investigator mentioned the immigration law in Arizona as being a policy which could simply lead to the abuse of human rights.
Keeping the above aside, it is very common to see immigrants facing treatment which is unjust and bear the brunt of xenophobic intolerance. It is the same for United States as well as for Europe and other parts of the world.
The controversial immigration law in Arizona, United States bestows the local police with the authority of checking the immigrant status of the suspects who are migrants. This law is undergoing a legal battle in a US court and has been criticized by many. More so, it had key provisions which could bring about racial profiling.
In times of today when illegal migration is one of the key issues along with crimes related to immigration on a rise, solution based approach is more important rather than controversial laws to be implemented. None of the nations in the world are barred from executing a law that is transparent, open and fair. A migration policy which caters to one and all has to be the key.
On the other hand, when it comes to the law in Arizona, it seems to be some kind of policing which has been implemented out of sheer anger and hatred. It cannot be forgotten that the growth of the US economy is partly due to immigration. So, such immigrants who have been residing legally in the state cannot be expected to carry their papers at all times.
More so, they cannot be expected to live in a state of fear especially when they have left their own native state to come and live in the United States. As of now, the legal battle continues.
Life is almost incomplete without having access to the Internet. It would not be wrong to say that part of our lives is spent online. With another decade coming to an end, it has been recorded in a data by the United Nations that soon the world would have more than 2 billion users of the worldwide web.
Similarly results have been brought out by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU); the number of Internet users has doubled in the last five years. This year also saw a rise by another 226 million. This has come about despite the fact that many developing nations in the world still need to get wired in this aspect.
Today, the wired network or rather being wireless is an important tool for an economy to develop and boom, the question is where does India stand in this regard. With some of the rural areas still having minimal electricity to light just a bulb, the dream seems to be far from being realized.
Although developments are taking place slowly with many projects related to Information, Communication and Technology being implemented by various community-based organization. But this cannot be considered enough.
When compared, the west consists of seventy one percent people who can access online computing and Internet. The same in the developing countries is only twenty one percent. So, the gap is huge which means a lot needs to be done. At the same time, the very technology of broadband Internet could be used fasten the speed of development. But the most important aspect is that resources are needed to educate and equip the people and places to use this technology.
Now, the worrying part is that most of the people living in these areas are not even literate. So, need-based education is another concern. This is specifically true for a country like India.
Another important aspect which cannot be missed out here is that most of the developing nations have a higher population rate. This actually could be used to the advantage as human resource is an important part for development to take place. So, if this resource is used in the right manner along with being wired, it would cater to more jobs, productivity along with economic boom.