Highly Active Immigrants: A
resource for European civil societies
“The European Parliament regrets that so far the
measures adopted by the Council and Member States
have been primarily punitive measures to control
migration flows rather than proactive in third
It recalled its view that strategies to reduce
poverty, improve living conditions and working to
create jobs and develop training in countries of
origin, contributed to normalising migration flows
in the long term.
For the European Parliament, it is
also imperative to take full account of the
potential of immigration in a context of
In this context, it encourages the
integration of migration in EU foreign policy while
recalling that the use of development aid is not
enough to address the root causes of migration”.
(09/06/2005 - EP: non-legislative resolution)
Immigrants don't take away jobs
“They are mainly employed in firms that have a lower
level of productivity
19th August 2009:
influx of foreigners in Italy in the last decade has
sustained occupation in Italy and helped prevent Italian
population from ageing, a new report by the Bankitalia (Italy’s
Central bank) shows.
Foreigners have a
higher level of occupation compared to Italians but
their income is significantly lower, the report shows,
attributing this to the fact that many foreigners have a
lower level of education.
They are also more
likely to be employed in firms that, on average, have a
lower level of productivity.
The report also shows that the increase in the number of
foreigners is not linked to the increase in unemployment
rate of Italians.
The increase in the
number of foreigners with technical skills could have
sustained the demand for managerial staff which requires
higher skills mainly held by Italians, the report shows.