More than five million immigrants live in Spain. Of them, only 1 million are in an irregular situation. The other four million are citizens of full right: they work, study and performing activities of daily life. A study by David Reher, Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, breaks with this and other topics on immigration. Spain is being invaded, our streets, our neighborhoods. This is the feeling that many have of what is happening. Images reflecting the media of the arrival of hundreds of people in rafts or canoes help to create this sense of alarm. However, only 1% of immigrants arriving to Spain make it on these boats.
Most is done by plane or by road. Immigrants are some ragged that removed the work to the Spaniards. The reality is quite different. Thus, explained from the Colectivo Ioe (social scientists who study Spanish society). The immigrants live on his work and nothing differ from the rest of the population.
Almost 60% of immigrants have finished secondary school and 20 percent have higher qualifications. Professor Reher explains that even among the group with lower qualifications, as the Africans, has completed primary school in at least 75% of the cases. Most of the immigrants perform jobs below their qualifications. More than 40% of the immigrants get their first job as non-manual in the service sector workers, as waiters, messengers, and more than 20% starts at work which does not require any training. 37% Is kept in low-skilled jobs, then almost 30% get people in charge and 11% comes to have your own company or business. In addition, thanks to this new labor young, Spain and industrialized countries can maintain their productivity system. United Nations points out that Spain, for example, will need seven million immigrants over the next seven years to be able to maintain their State of well-being. It must be borne in mind that 75% of those who emigrated were a work in their countries of origin The regularization of immigrants and permissive laws of Spain are a call effect. The so-called authentic effect, explains the Reher, is the existence of family or friends in the country. What Animates someone emigrate are not images of an ideal world that sees on television or desperation that is your situation, but contact with someone who has emigrated and as account that is doing well, that has a job, a House, which has got their children to study more than 80% of the people who participated in the studyHe plans to bring his family and family reunification is a priority. In addition, the majority of immigrants arriving in Spain are not step. Eight out of ten have only lived in their country of origin and in Spain. They emigrate to seek a better future and pose no return. Immigrants are a few criminals and come to steal. The people who they emigrate come to work, to seek a better future for themselves and their families. We associate crime and immigration wrong way. The feeling of fear and rejection of the different loses sense in a mixed world. Committed civil society must strive not to fall into cliches and stereotypes that hinder the coexistence. The integration of different cultures is not only wealth, but the motor of development and progress for centuries. Primitive cultures did not mix, which tried to keep pure, had a same fate: disappearance. However, people who knew how to welcome and integrate are reason for example by their human wealth.