Migration from Poor to Rich Countries

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Sarah Heffner

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jeffrey Polet

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Across the globe there is a widespread crisis of migration taking place due to conflict, poverty, social strife, or political turmoil. During this election cycle, the issue of immigration is a main topic of debate and creates multiple divides among the American people. Some believe that it is understandable for immigrants to want to pursue “The American Dream” and want to make it easier for them to enter the country. Others, however, want it to be stopped completely for fear of them taking jobs or causing violent crime. The purpose of this study is to research the economic benefits and disparities that come along with the migrations of people to the United States from poor countries or communities.

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