The UK has become the new home for the world’s first migrant.
From the Middle East to Africa, from the Caribbean to the Himalayas, the UK has welcomed millions of people.
But what’s changed since the country became the UK in 1975?
Why are migrants now choosing to stay?
Is it the economic pressures?
Immigration and migration experts have been discussing this question for years.
They’ve tried to pinpoint why some people choose to migrate.
In this series, the BBC’s Damian Grammaticas looks at the reasons why some migrants decide to move.
First, the history The UK was founded on immigration from the 16th Century.
It’s the only country in Europe that still allows foreign workers to work in the UK.
Today, there are around 6.5 million migrants in the country.
The numbers have grown since the financial crisis of 2008.
Since then, the numbers have more than doubled, to 6.8 million.
What has changed?
In the 1980s, the Conservatives campaigned on making the UK more attractive to foreign workers.
They were successful in doing so.
The government created a system of visa waiver, which made it easier for people to come to the UK for a limited period of time.
This has been called the “free movement of people” – it allows people from countries such as Germany, Italy and Greece to come and work in Britain for as long as they like.
It was part of the “British Dream”.
Many migrants, however, prefer to come for a shorter period.
These people choose their own destination.
Migration experts estimate that over half of all people who move choose to stay in the European Union (EU) rather than to leave the UK, and that around three-quarters of people who migrate choose to return to their country of origin.
So why do so many choose to move?
There are two main reasons for this migration.
The first is the “human capital” argument.
This is a case where people decide to migrate because they feel they can benefit from a better job, better living conditions and greater social mobility.
The second is economic pressures.
It has become more difficult to get into the UK from countries with lower wages and higher unemployment rates.
As a result, many migrants feel they have to choose between a better life and a better future for their children.
They choose the former because it’s easier to settle in the area and they know that if they leave the country, their children will be better off.
What do they find?
Migration experts say migrants are increasingly finding a way to make their way to the capital.
They’re not necessarily choosing to move because of their own interests or because they have family in the city.
Instead, migrants are choosing to live closer to their relatives in the region, and because the job opportunities are better.
“There’s more people in the capital than anywhere else,” says Joanne Davies, chief executive of Migration Watch UK.
“They are not just settling in, they’re moving to the city.”
Where are the migrants settling?
According to figures released in 2017 by the Office for National Statistics, about one-third of all migrants to the United Kingdom settled in the areas around the capital, such as the city centre, and the outer suburban areas.
This suggests that around one in 10 migrants to London and the surrounding areas are from the capital’s outer suburbs.
In 2018, the number of people settling in the outer suburbs was around one million.
Around one in five migrants settled in London, the capital city, where about one in four migrants settled.
Where do they go?
The biggest cities of the UK are in the inner suburbs.
These are mostly the areas where there are many migrant families.
Migration Watch estimates that between 50 and 60% of migrants to England and Wales are from London.
This means that between 40 and 50% of all the migrants to Britain are from these areas.
What are the economic benefits of moving?
Migration Watch says the economic impacts of migration are significant.
“The economic benefits are not as great as they might be,” says Davies.
“People are leaving their jobs, which can create job insecurity.
People who have to pay more tax are leaving more money on the table.
There is more competition for low-paid jobs and people who are forced to take on extra responsibilities are also leaving.
In some cases, migration is a means of escape from those pressures,” says the organisation. “
Migrants move into the areas and their families will find themselves at higher risk of poverty, unemployment and homelessness.
In some cases, migration is a means of escape from those pressures,” says the organisation.
Where are they settling?
In some areas, such to the north-west of London, migrants tend to settle close to the outer city, as well as the suburbs of Manchester and Liverpool.
This could be due to a lack of access to affordable housing.
MigrationWatch estimates that around half of the migrants settled outside of London’s inner city are from areas that are close to inner city areas.
In other cases, the migrants move closer to the central cities of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.
The migrants are moving