The Irony of Immigration
Mika Reyes

Street economics dictates that a city (in our case, a country) is considered prosperous if the inhabitants do not have to leave (migrate) to look for jobs. The search for a better life (not necessarily the richer life) is the reason most migrants (like us Filipinos) leave their country of birth. Migrant communities abroad grows because those who do “make it out” tries their best to bring others in to be with them, they also have this longing to be with their own kind. In a city of thousands (or even hundreds) two or more is always better than being solo. For the host country, on the good side, communities are infused with new culture and color, the bad side, the country of origin loses one of its own (often times the good ones).

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