The concept of Foreign refers to that or that that was born, is originally or that comes from a country of sovereignty different. The term also refers to who is typical of a nation in relation to the natives of any other place and to any country where one was not born (a use granted in phrases such as “I will travel abroad”).
In this sense, it can be pointed out by way of example that a Argentinian will be considered as a foreigner in Spain (or in any other country other than Argentina ) while a Spanish will be a foreigner in Argentina (and in every nation other than Spain ).
The notion of a foreigner, as is clear from the theory, is related to the political sovereignty , so it is not directly linked to what Social or what cultural . An Argentine born in the Buenos aires city You may feel more identified with a Uruguayan who was born in Montevideo than with another Argentine who was born in Jujuy , for example, since the customs and habits of a metropolis can be similar even if the countries are different.
Moreover, there are people that have double nationality , which results in them feeling (and being considered) as citizens of two countries at the same time. A man who was born in Peru but who lived the last fifty years in Colombia and that has been nationalized Colombian He can be considered a foreigner both in his homeland and in his adopted land.
It should be noted that foreigners are usually discriminated against for cultural, social, religious or racial differences with the nationals of the host country, despite the fact that this attitude, in addition to being morally condemnable, is punishable by law.
Racism and xenophobia, crimes against foreigners
Racism refers to the discrimination of a group ethnic taking as reference its racial characteristics; Xenophobia, on the other hand, is the hatred and intolerance that owners of one nation express against those born in another (foreigners).
In all countries there are rules to defend the rights of foreign citizens; In spite of this, most people who emigrate to other countries suffer some kind of discrimination on the part of the locals. In some cases those responsible are foreigners themselves who do not open up to the new culture; in others, the responsibility is borne by the locals who express their dissatisfaction with the arrival of people who come from outside.
He racism and xenophobia is mainly suffered by those who come from a culture that is absolutely opposite to that of a certain place; for example, those who have dark tees and are going to live in a place where light-skinned people are the majority, or the case of Chinese, Japanese or Koreans in Western countries, where they are subject to teasing for his physical traits and they are criticized for working hard, among many other things.
One of the attitudes that outsiders have and that is more annoying for the natives is that foreigners arrive to their land, get a job and invest the money they earn in their country of origin; in this way, the economy of the land that he is receiving them hospitably he moves outward but does not return, which brings considerable consequences. There are no laws against this and, possibly, if the existing ones were modified in order to collaborate with the normal functioning of the economy of the welcoming land, the situation of foreigners could improve, because only those with craving for a better future but with desires to build it in this new territory.