Between the refugee crisis and globalization it can feel like we’re living in a time of unprecedented mass migration. University of Amsterdam’s Hein de Haas shares with us the actual reality when it comes to the numbers.
We’ve become obsessed with categorizing those coming to Europe as “deserving refugees” or here “just for a job.” In this clip, Samuel Hall’s Nassim Majidi offers another way to think about why people migrate.
Border walls and visa requirements are the go-to methods of many countries when it comes to controlling migration, but they may not always have their intended effect, says migration scholar Hein de Haas.
This production has received funding from Migration Media Award, funded by the EU. The information and views set out in this video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union.