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Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage.

An article from the Guardian exploring the fear of migrants amongst Western countries.

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Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage.

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The Guardian

About this resource

This piece examines some of the misconceptions that people in the West have about immigration. It ventures to understand where the hatred towards immigrants comes from and how politicians are using the fear of migrants to gain voters.

Why we recommend this resource

One of the greatest impacts of climate change will be on migration with millions of people having to find a new home because of rising sea levels, coastal erosion, agricultural issues and extreme heat. Worsening living conditions and food and water scarcity will prompt many people to leave their homes and migrate to safer and more stable countries. Unravelling misconceptions about migration and learning how the politicians manipulate the data to make a scapegoat of immigrants are the first steps to understand how we can influence our leaders to change the current unlawful immigration systems.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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