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Huddled Masses Yearning
Europe’s Immigration Crisis

The rising numbers of new arrivals are putting a serious strain on Europe’s migration outposts and heating up the immigration debate across the EU.

Published on: September 5, 2014
Giovanna Maria Dora Dore is a political economist, formerly at the World Bank and currently a fellow in the Asian Studies Program at the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.
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  • Major914

    Its no more impossible to reverse the entire current immigration practice than it is to reverse the reversal–accepting what exists today. That phony economic argument, that the elitist sky will fall if the flow of cheap labor third world Arabs, Asians, and Africans is curtailed, is disingenuous at very best.

    Just shut the gate, and then set about working within the confines of what you have under that scenario.

  • Andrew Allison

    This is not rocket science. Most of the world’s population lives in extremis, political, economic or both. The word is out that, if you can get in it’s easy to attain refugee status in the EU, and once there, move freely. Quite apart from the economic impact on the recipient countries, there’s the issue of jihadist infiltration. Meanwhile, the US-Canadian border is even more porous that that with Mexico. Case in point: some foreign friends were recently driven from Victoria to Bellingham, WA by a naturalized Russian-Canadian, and the US border patrol simply waved them through.

    • Suzyqpie

      The one thing that we should have learned from the American Indios was the importance of border security. We can, however, be grateful that the Catholics got to Mexico before the Muslims.

      • Andrew Allison


  • lehnne

    The host cultures have lost the will to live and and are dying out. They are being replaced by those who want to live and have aspirations for the future. They seek the host counties because of the infrastructures created when the host cultures also had aspirations for the future. My guess is that the new comers will replicate the dysfunction but durability of the cultures of origin with a corresponding infrastructure. This is not bigotry but rather the fact that the host cultures have no interest in passing on their culture and infrastructure.

  • LarryD

    “The Immigrants you let in today will be your future rulers.”

    The European elites encouraged immigration and not assimilation because they wanted to replace their societies culture. “Be careful what you wish for…”

  • rheddles

    When does immigration become unarmed invasion?

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