Morocco : An Migration Country From The Start Of Their Post Independence

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Morocco has been an emigration country from the start of their post-independence, at the time that Western Europe’s demand for low-skilled workers increased in the 1960’s. But the future and trends are changing— Morocco is quickly becoming a destination for many who seek economic prosperity as well as those who are in search of refuge from violent conflict back home in Sub-Saharan Africa. To illustrate this pattern, “there are an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 irregular migrants in Morocco, the majority from Cameroon, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire” (Anyadike 2015). Most migrants from these regions travel north to Morocco as a short-term resting place before attempting to finalize their immigration to Europe. But once they get to Morocco, they realize the reality of their goal stirs up more challenges than they originally thought. It is not simple for them to enter Europe. A large population of Sub-Saharan Africans fail to reach the continent, instead they opt to settle in Morocco rather than returning back to their “more unstable and substantially poorer origin countries” (de Hass, 2014). Specifically, tens of thousands have established themselves in large cities like Casablanca, Fes, and Rabat temporarily “where they find jobs in the informal service sector, domestic service, petty trade, and construction” (de Hass, 2014), but most migrants in Morocco live there as a violation of the law.
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