2. HUMAN WAVES

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Refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border.
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A refugee holds his child in front of a Greek police cordon while waiting to cross at the Greek-Macedonian border
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A Syrian refugee woman holding her baby reacts in front of a Greek police cordon.
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Throughout 2016 and for years to come, millions of refugees will flee war-torn nations looking for safety. Millions of migrants will leave economically depressed countries looking for work. The “Great Migration” trend the Trends Research Institute identified in 2011 was ignored by the media and ridiculed by politicians. Five years later, those same politicians and presstitutes are still unaware of and unprepared for the effects of the Great Migration from the Middle East and North Africa.

Trend Forecast: The
human waves will grow. Country after country will support closing borders and restricting new entrants. Root causes will continue to be ignored, and migration/immigration policy will remain hot-button issues, particularly in North American and European political campaigns.