Less immigrants re-migrating

According to the Netherlands Immigration Institute (NMI), guest workers and refugees are staying in the Netherlands rather than going back to their land of origin. Health-care, welfare, and family connection in the Netherlands are citied as reasons preventing them from moving back. In 2007, 1725 immigrants in Netherlands went back to their land of origin – down from 1840 in 2006, and 2139 in 2004. However, the NMI also reported rising feelings of wanting to return back to their home country. According to an NMI manager, the increase comes from the prevailing social climate – people having the feeling that they are not welcome anymore in the Netherlands.