Immigration = when someone leaves their country to live in another one. Every country has its own immigration rules or policies about which migrants are allowed to stay and for how long
Policy = a rule or system of guidelines that tells a government how to deal with something
Divisive = something that causes strong disagreement between people
Policies about immigration are often very divisive.
For example, some people might agree with a new policy that stops immigrants from entering their country – whereas others might feel angry or disappointed.
But why do people have such different opinions about immigration policies? And what causes such strong feelings about the news?
Challenge: why is it important to hear other people’s opinions, even if you disagree with them?