Migration has positive and negative impacts to both source and receiving area.

Positive Impacts

Resources are relievedSkill and Knowledge
Poverty and crime is lessenedSource of labour
Reduces UnemploymentMigrants willing to work for low wages or in unpleasant environment (cheap labour)
Money received from migrants to home country (remittances)New cultures
Death rates fallIncreases GDP
Decision making is easier

Negative Impacts

Deprived Skill and Knowledge ( brain drain)Strain on resources and food
GDP falls as most labour is transferred to receiving regionGrowth of shanties & improper houses
Educated people leaveCrime increases
Elderly people left behindRacial tensions e.g Xenophobia, genocide
Services deteriorateServices are overcrowded
Push local people out of jobs
Birth rates decreaseHigh birth rates
Diseases and poverty
Money wasted to help the poor & less privileged.
Decision making is difficult

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