Is it possible to refer to refugees as part of “immigration” as I do in this essay? I think it is. Just did a quick internet search. Take a look at this fact sheet from the Australian Government headed Australian Immigration Fact Sheet 60 on the internet – it discusses refugees. http:///media/fact-sheets/
Also read this headline: “Australia Increases Refugee Quota in Broad Immigration Reform”. Immigration, in my view, can be taken as a very broad term. And refugees still come under immigration law.
From the point of countries, politicians will perceive the ongoing situation as a wake-up call with regard to lower birth rates, more demands on houses, and more energy consumption. Firstly, more single households mean more single persons, and the population will shrink in the wake of falling number of married couples. Secondly, more houses are required to fulfill the need of individuals, which cause cities even more densely populated. London is a famous example; the number of houses has been stimulated by 48% over the past five years, and 80% of them are for singles. Finally, the consumption of electricity and gas will soar when more people choose to live on their own, and it will further pose a threat to our livelihood.