Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Warning on dangers of migrant segregation

THE CLUSTERING of migrants in some areas may develop into segregation unless social integration is made a key aim of housing policy, according to a Government-funded report to be published tomorrow.

Although it has found there is currently little evidence of segregation, the study warns this could change where low incomes narrowed newcomers' choice of neighbourhood and Irish residents chose to move out because they felt their area had become too diverse.

The emergence of segregated schools could compound the problem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would you Adam and Eve it? The problem of human choice, still causing problems after all these years.
The Irish people are making choices that don't fit the future ICCRI policies would plan for us.

Maybe the immigration policies are lazy, over-simplistic, and don't enjoy (or deserve) public support?