Our team consists of two tertiary students and one high school level student who are studying in Bandung, Indonesia, namely Arif, Inas, and Satya; two tertiary students studying in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, namely Gita and Anjar; and one tertiary student studying in Wesleyan University, USA namely Satrio.
Although all of us are Indonesian, some have directly experienced the migration effects by migrating overseas to study in tertiary level education. Besides, the education will, in the future, lead us to work as migrant workers in other countries. Realizing that migration has become the trend in this 21st century - which will be unavoidable to some extent when people are more mobilized- we are aware that the other students in different part of the world might or even will be experiencing it too. We feel the urgency to share the knowledge of migration to others so as to make them aware of the real movement of people and its impacts that exist in our real world.
On top of that, there are many other issues that have become the topic of endless debates by every country's government, with immigration policy, illegal immigration, and social issues emerging from immigration for instance. We want to share this objective view, by including both sides of arguments which belong to those who agree about immigration and those who mostly don't. Why people need to migrate and why people object to migration - we try to obtain the good points of each argument and present it in a certain way, so as to give insights to students that there are logical ways to see this phenomenon of migration; that migration actually benefits our world's economy as a whole; that it has helped so many people out there in the third world countries to continue to live and to survive. We feel sad if migration, or being specific, the migrant workers are accused and made a convenient scapegoat for some problems that has arisen from migration. Even diamonds have defects; there is nothing in this world as perfect. There must be something not really pleasant that came out of migration. However, migration has proven its benefits to third and first world countries, and indeed to other countries as well, provided it is implemented with the fair and just regulation. What we have to say it not, "Deny migration!"; but to question, "Is there anything that we can do to maximize the economic pie share and to give everyone as big the share of the pie as the others?"