Analyzing Implications and the Impact of the Progressive Growth of Illegal Immigration in Angola

Júlio Eduardo Mateus
2019 The International Journal of Business & Management  
Analyzing Implications and the Impact of the Progressive Growth of Illegal Immigration in Angola Background and Introduction This synopsis is based on a dissertation whose focus was on the impact of increasing illegal immigration in Angola. There are various all ingredients of illegal immigration Angola which include an Atlantic Ocean border and a troubled neighbor, The DRC while Zambia and Namibia are struggling economies. The former Portuguese colony attained its independence after more than
more » ... 5 years of an armed liberation struggle culminating in independence in 1975. Ever since independence, Angola has experienced perennial internal strife leading to a legacy of poverty despite huge deposits of minerals like diamond, precious metals and petroleum. While a lot of focus has been on the post-colonial civil wars, a nascent problem which has become a huge aspect of Angola in the modern day is a huge influx of illegal immigrants seeking quick fortunes in the mineral wealth The background to the debates on the global illegal immigration landscape that is likely to increase in scale and complexity due to growing demographic disparities, new global and political dynamics, technological revolutions and social networks, in many parts of the world, this is already happening. Long-term demographic, social, environmental, political and economic trends have had and will continue to have a considerable impact on the scale and patterns of illegal immigration movements. According to Leila Battison, BBC News, 23 September 2011, Human migrations have taken place at all times and in a variety of circumstances. Have been, tribal, national, international, class or individual. Its causes have been political, economic, religious, ethnic or for pure love of adventure. Its causes and results are fundamental for the study of ethnology, political or social history, and for political economy. Recent migration studies have complicated this dualistic view. As an example, it should be noted that many migrants, who nowadays change their country, continue to maintain practices and networks of social relations that extend between the country of origin and the country of destination, interconnecting them in their migratory experience. It is a "transnationalism" that transcends the concepts of temporary migration and permanent migration. The transnationalism has a root in the partition of Africa which saw many related people living across various borders which were imposed arbitrarily. This makes it particularly difficult to implement effective systems of migration control. A negative consequence of such a development is the evolution of a complex network of illegal immigration and in the case of Angola related to economic incentives. Despite the dangers of the illegal minerals mining, many people brave the conditions to take a chance at quick wealth through illegal minerals trading. This makes Angola an attractive destination for illegal immigrants. Need for the Study The need for the study (also known as the justification in alternative terms) understood from two important perspectives. The first one is the theoretical perspective which seeks to establish the contributions of the current study to
doi:10.24940/theijbm/2019/v7/i1/bm1812-016 fatcat:ippdkzwkincprlfqimkwzb5ede