Most of the time, what’s posted here are (what I believe to be) answers.
Today however, I have mostly questions.
Let’s begin as follows: What moral responsibilities, if any, do those of us in wealthy countries have to accept new immigrants from less-developed nations?
More specifically, should we make distinctions for political refugees versus those who immigrate entirely because of greater economic opportunities on the opposite side of the border? And to be even more specific, what about stateless refugees from war-torn areas, or those facing severe persecution back at home? What if an undocumented immigrant is fleeing a life-or-death crisis? What about religions and ethnic conflicts such as Sunnis fleeing Shias, or Shias fleeing Sunnis? Under any circumstances should illegals be forcibly returned to their homeland, and if so, when and where?
These are critically important questions facing many, mostly Western nations right now, with no easy answers.Read More