What makes British truly British?by Annalisa Lista - 2014.06.17
What makes British truly British? First of all, the ability to speak English. This is the most important factor for 95% of respondents to a survey carried out by NatCen. That reveals other data too. For example, to be considered a true British, 77% think you must have lived in Britain for most of your life, while 51% think you should have British ancestry to feel part of the country. What do they think, instead, of those who have recently arrived and claim benefits and citizenship? 61% of interviewed British think that immigrants should have to wait three years or more before they are allowed to claim welfare benefits. As for this question, 24% think that immigrants come to Great Britain just for this reason, that is to claim benefits, a proportion higher than those who think they arrive to study, to join the family or seek asylum. Again, 43% are sure immigration has increased the crime rate. What stresses a lot of anxiety about the question of immigration.
Now millionaires also number among the immigrants
That the number of immigrants is growing in relative terms is a given. However, until recently, we did not know that this growth also extended to the high earners of the world. A new trend analysed and described in the recent brilliant paper “Millionaire Emigration” by the Migration Policy Institute Read More.
How the children of immigrants gain citizenship
Italy: Law No. 91 of 5 February 1992, modifying in part the regulation on the means of the granting of citizenship in force since 1912, has confirmed that the children of immigrants born in Italy do not automatically acquire civil status. This is only the case if it is requested Read More.
Another route to achieve ius soli
In politics as in life, something good may just come out of something bad. On the condition, however, that one has the intelligence and the will to turn things around as needed. As in the case of the tragic calendar deferment decided yesterday by the Senate (already voted by the Read More.
Five curious statistics about legal immigrants in the USA
Out of 44.7 million immigrants in the USA, as many as 33.8 million are legal. The Pew Research Center has just brought to light some facts about legal immigrants in the U.S. on occasion of Trump’s very recent announcement of his super-reforms for managing the arrival of foreigners in the Read More.
The U.S. grants citizenship to those who don’t know English
More than 30% of American citizens of immigrant origins in the U.S. do not know how to either read or write in English. Which often creates and obstacle to social and economic integration. At least, this is the snapshot that has recently emerged in the last report of the Center Read More.
Britain’s “May Plan” targets immigrants, including those from Italy
While Italy is divided over if and how to grant citizenship to the children of immigrants, England is planning on getting rid of immigrants altogether. This is true for Italians who emigrated to the UK, but also for many other EU citizens. It seems as if this is the enormous Read More.