Irregular migration is unsafe. We all know this – we’ve seen press articles about migrant deaths at sea, starvation, thirst. We have read stories about smugglers who abuse migrants as well, traffickers who engage in exploitation, migrants who get lost in the desert.
Migration is the world’s next major crisis – there is an influx of people at the gates, hordes of refugees and migrants are waiting in poor and war torn countries, and our society will be permanently altered by immigrants.
Or so the media would have you believe.
The reality is far less dramatic. In fact, after listening to or reading all the media hype about migration, an analysis of the numbers is … well … an anti-climax. An incredible letdown.