Europe Records Highest Number of Asylum Requests Since 2016

Is the U.S. doing enough to help?

  • 51.3k
    Brian
    Voted Maybe
    09/15/2023

    We cannot help the European migrant crisis, but again we need to work with the rest of the world to plan for and address the global migrant crisis, because it's affecting us and Europe and Canada and Mexico and it's not likely to stop anytime soon. 

    There are root causes to these migrations, and pretending that just sending troops to our border is going to fix it is insanity. We must work together with the whole world to solve these problems.

  • 8,533
    larubia
    08/17/2023

    Our country cannot get a handle on those trying to migrate to our country. While my heart goes out to anyone who leaves everything & everyone they know to make a dangerous journey to a new country, I don't believe we have the leadership to deal with any migrants.

    I also predict this problem will worsen with global warming, increase of terrorist takeovers in Africa and the Middle East, and the growth of drug cartels. 

  • 13.5k
    MrGeer
    Voted No
    08/17/2023

    these are human beings, just like you. try to imagine yourself in their shoes. 

  • 854
    Larry
    Voted Yes
    08/31/2023

    This is completely outside of US responsibility. No tax money should be spent on this. Of course it is tragic and if you can spare a little, it would be great to send them some money.

  • 98.2k
    LeslieG
    Voted Maybe
    08/17/2023

    US needs to solve the US immigration problem 1st before getting involved with global immigration problems other than supporting UNHRC's role in global refugee resettlement.

  • 27.6k
    Frank_001
    08/17/2023

    The issue of migration is complex and requires a collaborative approach. By recognizing it as a global challenge, countries can work together to tackle the root causes of migration, such as poverty, conflict, and lack of opportunities. This can involve supporting economic development, peacebuilding efforts, and human rights protections in countries of origin. Additionally, promoting safe and legal channels for migration helps to reduce the risk and vulnerability of migrants while also ensuring orderly movement and opportunities for legal employment. Finally, social integration and inclusion are essential to creating cohesive societies and reducing discrimination against migrants. This can involve providing language training, access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. Overall, by joining forces and adopting a comprehensive approach, countries can address the complexities of migration and work towards more sustainable and equitable solutions.

    In the end, it is not only a matter of the compassion of a few but depends on the political will of each nation and is a matter of resources.

    It is crucial to address the underlying causes with clear eyes and honesty.

  • 6,757
    Bruce
    Voted No
    09/16/2023

    No--of course not...  

    But the USA has its own difficulties dealing with fleeing migrants fleeing their coutries for good reasons--often life and death reasons.  

    DESPERATE PEOPLE DO DESPERATE THINGS!  

    When the only other choice is a slow agonizing death for themselves and their children, they will risk the potentially deadly trip to the U.S.

  • 2,619
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted Yes
    08/17/2023

    The U.S needs to get its own house in order before telling other countries how to do things!

  • 9,086
    Charles
    Voted Maybe
    09/19/2023

    Fix our system first !

  • 1,023
    Deemax
    Voted No
    09/18/2023

    some people who now are living comfortably are forgetting what their migrant forefathers/mothers had to endure running from the atrocities of their home countries to seek freedom within america. t

  • 441
    Custom900
    Voted No
    09/18/2023

    Not sure on this one. I hope so. 

  • 3,379
    Steph
    Voted No
    09/18/2023

    No we are not and no we have not.  This is due to the Racist and Bigoted GOP.

  • 945
    Hannah
    Voted No
    09/18/2023

    The war Bush and Cheney lied us into in Iraq, followed by the disaster in Afghanistan have been large contributors to the refugee crisis. Add in the effects of climate change on that region and you have a full scale humanitarian crisis. 

  • 2,769
    George
    Voted No
    09/18/2023

    Need updated immigration policies! 

  • 2,272
    JERRE
    Voted Yes
    09/18/2023

    Maybe send boats to bring them to our Southern Border. No, airplanes so they do not have to suffer long voyages.

  • 2,619
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted Yes
    09/18/2023

    America needs a comprehensive immigration policy....congress and every administration for years refuses to deal with this issue.

    Until congress addresses the problem, our borders should be closed.

  • 1,234
    Dennis
    Voted Yes
    09/18/2023

    USA needs to finish the wall, Stop funding UNSECO who pays these people to infiltrait non socialist countrys.

  • 27.6k
    Frank_001
    09/17/2023

    This is an addition to my original Comment. 

    It seems to me that the United States has an excellent bureaucratic infrastructure that can successfully carry out the goals of the Legislative Branch and the Policies of the Executive Branch despite the shade dirtbags like Trump, DeSantis, and Ramaswamy, as well as the MAGA flamethrowers, and the Extremist Media throw at it.

    Further, there are Graduate Schools in the United States and other countries that have excellent Community,  Regional, and Urban Planning Programs.

    Individuals from the US Government, and other countries, as well as graduates from Urban Planning Programs around the World, can be tasked with finding ways to accommodate the ~ 5 Million displaced persons.

    I believe that teams of these people or other teams should be formed and called upon to help solve the coming migration problems due to Climate Change.

    As a thought experiment, I tried to find the universities with top Urban Planning graduate Programs:

    Several universities around the world are globally recognized for their exceptional graduate programs in Urban Planning. Here is a list of some of the top ones in no particular order. Note that this list is far from comprehensive. 

    Harvard University, USA - Harvard's Graduate School of Design provides a comprehensive urban planning program that allows students to work on significant projects.
    University of California, Berkeley, USA - The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at Berkeley prides itself on its interdisciplinary approach.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA - MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning is renowned for its research-oriented course.
    University College London (UCL), UK - The Bartlett School of Planning at UCL offers a range of urban planning programs.
    University of Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne's urban planning program is known for its emphasis on the international policy environment.
    Technical University of Munich, Germany - TUM's School of Life Sciences offers a robust urban planning program.
    University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada - UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning has a community-centered focus.
    TU Delft, Netherlands - The Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment offers a rigorous program.
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Known for its comprehensive and advanced teaching methods in urban planning.
    University of Tokyo, Japan - The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences offers a unique perspective on urban planning.

     

     

  • 7,796
    PLZ
    Voted Yes
    09/16/2023

    Oh please!  How is it possible to have MILLIONS of asylum seekers?!  If they were truly asylum seekers, Biden would follow the rule of law in the USA.  But since they're not, he  just opened the borders.  
    If millions are fleeing their home country, then who is left in that country? 

  • 9,086
    Charles
    Voted Maybe
    09/02/2023

    My concern is we provided help for FOUR PEOPLE ON AN EXPENSIVE JOY RIDE TO THE TITANIC WREAK were their lives more worthy than the Greece people????

  • 2,769
    George
    Voted No
    09/01/2023

    Our immigration sucks! 

  • 1,734
    Nancy
    Voted Yes
    08/31/2023

    Yes

  • 1,271
    justiceforamerica
    Voted Yes
    08/31/2023

    That is Europes issue and they did not want them either.. Lesson learned the tragic and hard way. 

  • 2,619
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted Yes
    08/31/2023

    America has its own immigration challenges its not taking care of. Take care of our own immigration problems should be our first priority 

  • 2,769
    George
    Voted No
    08/19/2023

    Need immigration reform!