Seventeen immigrants detained for failing to produce identification.
In part due to the high employment rate of the immigrant population itself, immigrants also raise the income per capita in South Africa. In addition, immigrants have a positive impact on the government's fiscal balance, mostly because they tend to pay more in taxes.
The effects of migration in South Africa include increased stress on housing, political and social tension, increased costs, overcrowding, transmission of disease, and marginalization of migrants into low status and low paid jobs. For Lesotho migrants in South Africa remittances are a major source of national wealth.
Immigrants contribute to population growth because of both their own numbers and their above-average fertility. People migrate for many reasons , ranging from security, demography and human rights to poverty and climate change. Find out more. The number of people residing in an EU country with the citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2019 was 21.8 million, representing 4.9% of the EU-27's population.
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