The Policy Of Visa Free Migration Essay

1134 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction On June 24th, 2016, the world was shocked to learn of Britain’s desire to leave the European Union. Of all the issues that arose during the Brexit referendum campaign, none was as dominant as that of immigration. In fact, Britain’s decision to leave the EU revealed its public’s lack of awareness regarding the place of immigrants in its economy as well as an understanding on the concept of free trade, as free trade involves the free movement of people, goods, and services. To be sure, immigration was the dominant issue because the British felt economically and culturally threatened by increased levels of immigration in Europe and the United Kingdom; it is therefore very likely that the EU will maintain its policy of visa-free migration.
Background Section The Brexit referendum was a vote held in Britain on June 23rd, 2016 in all the countries that comprised Great Britain. Its’ aim was to have the British people vote on whether or not Britain should remain a part of the EU. The result of the referendum was one that both took the nations of the world by surprise and was in keeping with the will of the majority of the British people–Britain voted to leave the EU. It is also important to note the many geopolitical consequences of the Brexit referendum– some of which are positive and some of which are negative. They include the following: the eventual abolition of the EU’s visa-free policy; “the creation of trade agreements; globalization, and the possible…

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