Andalusian migrant crisis
The Andalusian migrant crisis or Andalusian immigration crisis refers to the perceived urgency concerning the unusually high rate of immigration to Andalus, and the purported demographic threat that Andalusia now faces as a result. Immigrants to Andalus have historically originated from western Columbia, the Beidar world, and Sukoyria and the remainder of Central Althena. According to the ACS, Andalusia is expected to recieve 2.3 million migrants and refugees, a 33% increase over the previous year.
The idea of a potential "crisis" in immigration numbers has been largely ignored throughout Andalusian history, and has often been encouraged. "Travailleur étranger" or guest workers, have had a significant presence in Andalusia since the 19th century, when they immigrated to the island in droves following decades of political/religious persecution and war in Columbia and Althena. The devastation caused by the unification wars and the ensuing conflicts resulted in significant declines in the Andalusian-born population, currently estimated at 24% of the current population. The void left in the workforce by those lost was filled with largely unskilled immigrants, through the Main d'oeuvre peu chère (hard inexpensive work) system, and much thought was not given to the potential changes that the influx would have on the regional demographics. The process has since accelerated, with the Andalusian government touting a open-door policy for those seeking to migrate. However, immigration rates have far outstripped Andalus's capacity to accept them, and has exhausted government resources to accommodate the increasing population.
According to the Andalusian Center of Statistics, as of 2016, 40.2% of Andalusian residents now have atleast partial roots outside of the country. In 2015 alone, Andalus accepted over 1.2 million new migrants, a number more than double that of the previous year. Four states (Tiberias, Sousse, Deira, and Nasser) received around two-thirds of Andalusia's immigration influx in 2015. Between 1980 and 2010, Andalus' population grew by 8.3 million, of which 74% was attributed to immigration. On 21 May 2016, Prime Minister Moulin publicly announced the Andalus could no longer guarantee proper accommodation for migrants, and referred to the situation as a "crisis", a first for an Andalusian official.