October 2, 2023
The US Congress must come together to address this. For decades they have chosen not to fix this border issue so that every election it can be used as a wedge issue and inflame the voters. The media allows them to frame this as a executive branch issue when in fact it is congress who must fix this.
"Britain’s Braverman is courageous and correct by demanding an end to refugee opportunism...weaponized by...Russia." For those who ponder "What does the war in Ukraine have to do with me?" , just consider that EVERY refugee crisis involves people leaving countries that used to be peaceful and democratic BUT TURNED INTO COMMIE, DICTATORIAL HELLHOLES BY PUTIN. These refugees are nothing more than international waves of "Little Green Men". Though they might not have AK47s, they are crippling countries just as badly as in Ukraine.
Agree the definition of a refugee under the UN Refugee Convention needs updating. It's yet another example of just how ineffective the U.N. has become. Similarly the Security Council. Somehow these immigrants have to be persuaded to remain in their own countries and improve conditions there. How that can happen .....
And not forgetting the 3rd area of failure of the U.N., in addition to not amending the definition of a Refugee, not ejecting Russia from the Security Council; not being able to identify the origins of Covid, which all the circumstantial evidence points towards it emanating from a laboratory in Wuhan.
Excellent summary of significant issues. Most modern countries are unable to sustain the significant number of asylum seekers who wish to improve their life-style and living conditions. The social and medical systems in most welcoming countries are already strained by the number of legal immigration targets which are already elevated. The demographics in the respective countries are changing too rapidly and some politicians are taking advantage of pushing their political agenda by scaring the voting population. Yes, something must be done quickly.
thank you for bringing this VERY important issue to us - the areas that Russia (Syria for ex) have been destabilized by Russia. Immigration into Russia doesn't seem to be an issue which I find curious.
It’s sobering to read such an extensive review, and to realize that the largest refugee camps are not in ‘the West’ but in Turkey, Jordan (7 million) and Uganda (4 million), and those people in camps have precious little change of ever emerging. It makes that 1951 Refugee Convention seem a relic of a bygone age, when the world population was only 2.5 billion, now it’s 8 billion. The odd-man-out is Russia, which is stealing people, but the world trend is the warehousing of surplus. (The Chinese have an estimated million Uyghurs in refugee/labor/re-education camps.) Suella Braverman has put a finger in the dyke, but the Tories will be out of office by next year. And now we have the increasing heat effects of climate change. Malthus predicted population growth would lead to disaster; it seems he only got the timing wrong. My granddaughter turns 15 next week; it’s quite frightening to think what is likely to happen when increasing heat starts to provoke really huge population movements.
Thanks Diane. Any idea how many illegal immigrants are in Canada?
I believe that Russia is the largest country in the world, but as a few here note, Who would want to move there? Actually I dont know about migration there, and then what the Regime does with them. Perhaps sends them right off to fight in Ukraine if there arent any other seriously undesirable jobs going. Diane, can you enlighten us?
I've seen the problem in action with my own eyes. At the border between Italy and France at Ventimiglia / Menton. I've seen immigrants walking alone the side of the motorway as it traverses through tunnels and over viaducts. The highway is only 2 lanes each way and there are many trucks. There are overhead panels advising drivers to take care and beware of pedestrians. I have also seen them in the same region, while out cycling, trying to cross the border over mountains in the region and which divide the 2 countries. And a constant stream by the side of the road in Italy walking towards the border with France. Irrespective of both countries being members of Schengen (freedom of movement) I have even been stopped on my bike and asked for ID. They regularly stop cars and ask to look in the trunk.
As Diane pointed out in her article on climate change it has been greatly exaggerated People like Attenborough have been proved to distort the truth On food, modern agriculture is brilliant. So it is living conditions that are the reason for the huge amount of refugees and this is a human nature problem of ugly be unlikely to change sadly
Thank you Diane for another
important and factual look at
one of the biggest problems
facing not only the US. Immigration reform is absolutely necessary.