Refugee Issues In International Migration

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International migration has become one of the most prominent issues that effects economic, social, and political development. Immigration is the movement of people from one country to another for different reasons (e.g. financial, political, or cultural). As in all states, immigration has been an early blight on Hungarian society since the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867 (World Factbook 2018). After World War II, there were massive movements of people because of the subsequent peace treaties, evictions, and forced settlements (Juhász 2003). During the Communist regime of the Hungarian People's Republic, the amount of immigration was reduced until borders reopened in 1956. In the present, Hungary faces, not only an emigration brain drain, but also the international refugee crisis.…show more content…
Hungary is a multi-ethnic country, which welcomes immigrants and upholds Article XII of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1976), but the reality of the crisis is conditions are getting worse and worse due to the impact of terrorism, especially after joining the European Union (EU) in 2004 and the escalation of the Syrian Civil War. Many immigrants flee their countries of origin because of wars, unemployment, and political/religious persecution. The rate of immigration in Hungary is 5.2%, while neighboring Member States hold varying rates of 13.4% in Croatia, 11.2% in Ukraine, 3.4% in Slovakia, 1.9% in Romania, and 19% in Austria (Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2017). Although international migration is a problem in Hungary and Eastern Europe, it must be accepted that with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Hungary is hopeful in establishing a well-balanced migration system that protects the right of free movement and democracy for all

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