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Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2019

The shifting evolution of immigration technology

Immigration is one of the most sensitive areas to address in life as we know it. Around the world, different places have different approaches to immigration on all fronts. There is a definite element of uncertainty that clouds probable discussion surrounding immigration because it is one of those topics that can cause genuine unease and even arguments, if those participating in the discussion do not agree with the others on their perspective of the topic.

Today, immigration is one of the most important issues that the modern world is facing. For individuals who are navigating their way through immigration systems right now, to those who are lucky enough to know about immigration only from the sidelines as third party objectives, there is an undeniable unease that surrounds immigration from all sides. Now, that unease is being met with technological advancements that seek to make the processes easier and more efficient from all angles.

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Understanding the sensitive nature of immigration

Obviously, immigration is a sensitive topic because it can and does impact different people in vastly different ways. The nature of immigration is designed to allow individuals from different parts of the world to find solace from decidedly uncomfortable, even dangerous situations in healthier new environments. For those who understand the struggle from the inside out, it is harrowing. For those who cannot, it is sometimes challenging to put themselves in a position of compassion and empathy. It is, from all angles, a struggle, but none as much as for those who experience the perils of immigration themselves.

The introduction of technological advancement in immigration

However, we are now seeing the introduction of modern marvels that are proving to have more of a prominent impact than ever before – and not always in the most positive ways. These days, immigration technology is becoming more and more evident. In the USA, for instance, border security and the wider US government has just invested an insane amount of money into technology that essentially works by tracking cell phone activity of individuals who are crossing borders into the country. They say it is necessary, that it will have positive outcomes, but ultimately it is a testament to the lengths they are willing to go to, to continuously brutalise people who just want a safe place to call home.

What this means for immigration approaches going forward

In some places, of course, there are positive movements in immigration (think the immigration services in Canada, or the discussions with immigration consultants in Dubai, to name a few examples). However, as far as the immigration technology in the USA goes, there is a lot of work to be done to right the ship and allow for more positive movements to unfold. Immigration has been a sore point for as long as anyone can remember in the USA, but the recent movements have shown a distinct shift towards the processes getting worse before they get better – and that is something that, no matter which way you ultimately cut it, is not good enough.

Author: Ulyati Jaya

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