Friday, March 10, 2017

‘Economic migration’

The problem of ‘economic migration’

There are some who object to the tragic influx of immigrants on the basis that they are

‘economic immigrants’

So just to gain some perspective on this, let us define an ‘economic immigrant’ as someone who is

not escaping a war/terrorist zone.

How then would we feel about 1.3 million ‘economic immigrants’, persons seeking to come here

who are not escaping war/terrorism?

In context it is to be noted that, per capita of population, Sweden has taken in more immigrants

since 2001 than any other European country.

Something for which Swedes should be justifiably proud and generally are. There is just a small

percentage whose apparent grasp of history conveniently omits this:

in the 19th century 1.3 MILION  ‘economic refugess’ emigrated from Sweden to the USA. They did not leave

because of war or terrorism, nor because of violent religious oppression.

 

So, where is the logic of the argument presented by that small minority who oppose accepting refugees from war zones?

It is, after all, no more than pay-back!

refugee children

photo from The Guardian and an article here

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