In the period of the 1960s and 1970s these migrants were basically the ‘Guest workers’ or the low-skilled workers hired in the countries. The early ideas of migration factor explained all forms of migration to be an outcome of wage differentials or the differences as seen in the unemployment levels. Considering the widening and persistent gaps in wages and employment between the developing countries and the advanced Western World, the old conventional migration theories would not be able to explain the bulk size of the migration rate (Bijwaard, 2008, p.4). Ethnic origins can also be a factor (Bijwaard, 2008, p.6). Immigration in the developed countries had accelerated in exponential rates in the last two to three decades. It was estimated that in the beginning of the 1990s these immigrants had contributed in considerable numbers for the labor force in these developed western economies (Edin et al., 2000, p.2).
The focus of this paper is Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in UK. This has become an important topic in recent times after UK has relaxed its immigration rules last year. To explore this topic, I have used recent news articles that have been written on this rule relaxation and the assumptions made by experts regarding increasing numbers of immigrants in UK. I have also explored the labor force framework of both countries, the impact of rising emigrants on the economies of the countries, and the concern of the UK government.
Prior to the 1970s, Britain was a country that had more emigrants than immigrants. However the scenario has changed in the last three decades with the country now having net immigration. In the decades 1960s and 70s, the number of emigration was greater than immigration resulting in a negative figure of immigrants. Since then there has been a consistent increase in the number of immigrants. The stupendous rise in immigrants has been reflected in the