Africa is mainly viewed as a continent of movements and dislocation led by vicious andpoverty conflict. However, these concepts are stereotyped and not scientifically informedempirical research. Recently, irregular relocation from Africa to other continents has establishedwide attention. Popular discourses and startling media reports bring about an image portrayingAfricans ‘exodus’ as they flee from poverty. However, some of the main reasons people migratefrom one country to another are political issues, economic issues, and family reunification. Theeconomic reasons include searching for higher wages, improved living standards, a betterworking environment, and education opportunities.The government accepts immigrants in a new country because they help raise itseconomy through filling labor wants, paying wages, and buying goods. Productivity increaseswhen more individuals work. As the number of retired Americans increases in the coming years,the immigrants help fill labor demand and uphold the social safety net. Evidence shows thatimmigration results in more innovation, better matching skills with specific jobs, and greateroccupational specialty (Flahaux & De Haas, 2021). However, immigrants are also rejected insome countries. Some governments argue that immigrants cause congestion, overcrowding, andextra pressure on the country’s public services. Rapid Immigration can lead to socialdisharmony.African community has contributed greatly to shaping the small Oregon blackcommunity. The African beauty shops, grocers, and restaurants show how Portland’s blackpopulation has changed constantly. An infusion of African immigrants can be viewed as one actlimiting the black inhabitants of Portland of 35,000 firms. In Portland, many businesses areowned by African Americans (Hannah-Jones & Oregonian, 2021). A Nigerian owns an African
3international food Market. From the west on Killingsworth and Killingsworth streets to MichiganAvenue, many African communities own the business located along that route.
Flahaux, M.-L., & De Haas, H. (2021). African migration: trends, patterns, drivers. ComparativeMigration Studies, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40878-015-0015-6Hannah-Jones, N., & Oregonian, T. (2021). African immigrants help shape Portland’s smallblack community. OregonLive.https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2009/01/african_immigrants_help_shape.html