Today we had the pleasure to hear Rebecca Handler, Policy team leader on immigration of the Home Office, talk about immigration and how it links with citizenship. Apparently, all countries over-estimate the percentage of the population that are migrants. There are in fact only 13% immigrants in Britain. This could possibly reflect on the fact that some citizens fear immigrants coming to the UK. It is appropriate to ask oneself where this fear comes from. Is it really because they “take all our jobs away”? Because it seems like there are a lot of jobs that the locals don’t want to do, that get handed to immigrants. So even though this is a point that has been made by citizens against immigration, there must remain a bigger reason for this fear. We asked ourselves if it was the fear of “otherness”. The fear of having someone “unknown” come into our country. But it must also be noted that there were a lot of positive remarks about immigration. Immigrant are often willing to work more hours on lower pay. All in all, as a global citizen, I would say that immigration is important not only for economic reasons, but also for cultural reasons. Mixing of cultures is beautiful, one can learn a lot about different views, traditions and languages. It brings us closer together.