emigration

NEWS via CNN Money: Venezuela brain drain: I miss mom, but don’t want to go back

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Human Geography connection: This article hits on multiple topics including brain drain, migration, immigration visas, refugees, and political corruption within Venezuela. Alejandro Nava is leaving his home in Venezuela, and he doesn’t plan on coming back. by Patrick Gillespie   @CNNMoney April 4, 2017: 9:59 AM ET Nava set his sights abroad because he has lost hope in his country, which is battling an economic crisis that has spiraled out of control, triggering a never ending list of chronic problems, from violent crime to basic health care. Last year, his middle-class family lived without basics like eggs, milk and butter for weeks at a time, as the country struggled through a food shortage crisis. But that’s not his biggest problem. Safety is. “We live in constant fear of getting robbed and shot everyday,” says Nava. “There’s no sense of stability. You can’t save money, you can’t plan for the future.” Click the Title for the [...]

LESSON PLAN: Global Migration Flow & Data Visualization

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Description:  This worksheet is inspired by the Global International Migration Flows website by the Wittgenstein Centre. It uses migration data over the course of 5-year periods in a circular-flow chart. The attached worksheet asks students to identify the largest migration flows both in and out of the respective regions. It also asks that they identify the regions that have the largest interregional migrations. Objective: Students will identify where the world’s largest migration flows are occurring between regions. AP Objectives:  Apply the concepts of forced and voluntary migration to historical and contemporary examples. Forced migrations include those involving refugees, internally displaced persons, and asylum seekers. Voluntary migrations may be transnational, internal, chain, step, and rural to urban. Patterns of voluntary and forced migration may be affected by distance and physical features. Procedure: Introduce vocabulary to students: Interregional migration, [...]

Map via WashingtonPost: Where people are moving to and from

February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Where people are moving to and from The map above comes from Atlas Van Lines and shows where their customers were headed last year. Most states had a steady balance of people coming and going, but the blue ones below are where the movement was mostly inbound and the yellow ones show states that were losing people faster than they were gaining [...]

NEWS via CNN: Mainland Chinese line up for Australia’s ‘millionaire visa’

February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mainland Chinese line up for Australia’s ‘Millionaire Visa’ By Peter Shadbolt, for CNN February 4, 2014 — Updated 1145 GMT (1945 HKT) Chinese immigration into Australia now represents the third largest group after migrants from the UK and New Zealand. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Chinese are the biggest group to apply for Australia’s ‘millionaire visa’ High wealth individuals must invest $A5 million in Australia to get a visa Those investing for more than four years are eligible for permanent residency Chinese are the third largest immigrant group in Australia after the UK and NZ Hong Kong (CNN) — There’s little doubt which country Australia is targeting under its immigration scheme for the super-wealthy; the investment visa is called sub-class 188 and its permanent visa is called sub-class 888. In China, the number eight is culturally associated with wealth, prosperity and good fortune and rich Chinese nationals have been queuing up for the [...]
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