Worldview Wednesday: Immigration – part 2

Worldview Wednesday: Immigration – part 2

What does immigration (both legal and illegal) look like for other countries?  Are we the only ones dealing with this?


Short answer: No.  A lot of other countries are dealing with situations just like the U.S.

European countries are dealing with influx of illegal immigration from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Australia and New Zealand are dealing with mass migrations from India and other parts of Asia.

(Source 1, 4, and 5)

The U.S. is not the only country with this issue and it doesn’t seem as though any other country has figured out a way to deal with illegal immigration either.
We just have the highest number of immigrants of any other country in the world.

(Source 2)

But here is why numbers need a context.  Below is a list of countries with the highest PERCENTAGE of foreign-born people.  Only 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born.

(Source 2)

But let’s say you were done with apple pie and baseball.  Where is the easiest to become naturalized?


Below is a list of the top 10 countries where it is the easiest for immigrants to become citizens:

(Source 3)

That’s it for around the world! Join us tomorrow for Take Action Thursday!


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1: Line, Brett, and Linda Poon. “How Other Countries Handle Immigration.” National Geographic, 30 June 2013, undocumented-immigrants/. Accessed 12 Apr. 2017.

2: “International Migrants by Country.” Pew Research Center, 10 Nov. 2016, Accessed 12 Apr. 2017.

3: Migrant Integration Policy Index. 2015, Accessed 12 Apr. 2017.

4: ”Undocumented Immigrants.” Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2017. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 7 Apr. 2017.

5: Bajekal, Naina. “Europe’s New Border Crisis.” Time, vol. 186, no. 7, 24 Aug. 2015, pp. 48-51. EBSCOhost,