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.
- Brian 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.
- MrGeer 08/17/2023
these are human beings, just like you. try to imagine yourself in their shoes.
- Larry 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.
- LeslieG 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.
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.
- Bruce 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.
- 530 East Hunt Highway 08/17/2023
The U.S needs to get its own house in order before telling other countries how to do things!
- Deemax last Monday
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
- Steph last Monday
No we are not and no we have not. This is due to the Racist and Bigoted GOP.
- Hannah last Monday
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.
- JERRE last Monday
Maybe send boats to bring them to our Southern Border. No, airplanes so they do not have to suffer long voyages.
- 530 East Hunt Highway last Monday
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.
- Dennis last Monday
USA needs to finish the wall, Stop funding UNSECO who pays these people to infiltrait non socialist countrys.
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.
- PLZ 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?
- Charles 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????
- justiceforamerica 08/31/2023
That is Europes issue and they did not want them either.. Lesson learned the tragic and hard way.
- 530 East Hunt Highway 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