In recent decades, there has been a surging increase in the number of immigrants into Europe. EU member states tension is high mainly that most of the immigrants are from Africa and the war-torn Middle East countries like Syria of which are not from the union.

Spain, Italy, Greece, and Germany are the recipients of overwhelming droves of sea and inland arrivals of foreigners seeking asylum. Election votes into mention a few, Hungary and France have become a significant concern that they are swaying elections. The primary concern of most citizens is terrorism that right-wing parties are using as a political agenda.

Some states have taken upon themselves in addressing the immigration issues and are calling on the EU for help. The accommodation is taking a toll on Malta and  Spain, that in securing their borders, they need extra funding from the EU.

The other target in controlling the immigrants from landing is by stopping human the human traffickers. EU and other transit countries in Africa and Eastern Europe must thwart the traffickers’ means of boats and immigration routes from leaving. There should be a mandatory and automatic mechanism to have the transit states also have a share of the refugee crisis.

The first country of arrival concept where immigrants can be sent back and stay does not go well with Italy.  There are tensions and threats from the Italian PM that all EU states should have their EU funding cut if they don’t equally accept immigrants.

The effects of Brexit and Immigration in the EU

The UK referendum vote over reasons of leaving the European Union was due to immigration. British citizens wanted control of the borders and fewer immigrants hence the vast majority for Brexit. Non-EU immigrants cannot be controlled by the EU, and this has led to uncontrolled immigration to the member states.

Though it’s possible for EU citizens to seek employment in the UK, by allowing free visa entry, the same cannot be said of no-EU immigrants. The UK government is targeting only the skilled migrants to get temporary residence status.

The UK government will struggle to retain the member states workers as a bargain on future EU trade negotiations and maintain historical ties. In having a hostile migrant setting after Brexit, it’s more likely to have problems mainly in the public sector.