The life of an immigrant, it is a hidden world that many refugees and immigrants in European countries do not talk about, knowing that it represents the struggle of life, survival, and the challenge for a better future than the one that the immigrant left behind the sea in his country of origin and his birthplace.
The immigrant lives with many challenges and problems as soon as he arrives in the countries of the West after the journey of death during which he roamed the land and water towards an unknown world that he knows nothing about, and perhaps among the most important challenges facing the immigrant, we mention here some of them, residency, housing, new language, education, profession Integration, acquisition of advanced skills, competition for a job or job opportunity.
Many immigrants face difficulties and challenges in European countries because of the new reality and the different culture, customs, traditions and laws that govern those countries.
Despite all of the above, we need hope, optimism, and positive energy. Every challenge a person faces in his life is a message for him to think about solutions and participate in building society.
It is one of the most important challenges facing immigrants in Europe.
First: Obtaining residency
because it is the gateway to success and stability for the immigrant, and it is considered a source of anxiety, tension and turmoil for him around the clock, because without residency the immigrant does not progress and cannot obtain assistance from the host country, as well as the integration program, language and job opportunities.
Second: family reunification,
the immigrant will not be able to reunite his family without obtaining a residency, and many immigrants live the tragedy of being denied the reunification of their families.
It is not easy for immigrants to obtain housing in Europe, as they are placed in a refugee camp for immigrants in a state of waiting for a residence decision by the immigration department in the country, and the decision may take several years.
Fourth: Job Opportunity:
Here is a difficult challenge for the immigrant, with advanced skills and experience and fierce competition in the European market.
From here we know that there is no perfect society, but there is a society that is more developed than others, and provides the needs of life and luxury more than others, this does not mean that it does not have any negatives.
Many immigrants live on social assistance. Statistics on refugees in Germany in 2018 indicate that nearly two-thirds (63.7 percent) of refugees who come from the main asylum countries (Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia) live on specific social assistance.
Statistics also indicate that the number of immigrants who immigrated to Germany in 2018 reached “166,000 immigrants”, and therefore 34.7% of them obtained asylum and 34.9% did not obtain asylum, and 26,500 immigrants were deported in 2018 from Germany because they were not accepted as refugees, and about A third (31.6 percent) of immigrants from the above-mentioned countries between the ages of 15 and 65 work full or part time.
Belgium is also a unique case in Europe in terms of hosting large numbers of immigrants, amounting to a quarter of the population, but they still complain of a state of rejection they face from society that prevents their integration.
Despite these challenges, many refugees around the world are struggling for a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. It is the dream of a promising future that will achieve what they lost in their homelands.