Do countries with a history of immigration have a right to be xenophobic?

why are places like Australia, the US and Canada xenophobic when they all are immigrants?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Because they are great countries and too many immigrants want to just flood in illegally, saturating the job market and overcrowding the land. Then the government is forced to take care of them (even though they don't pay taxes if they're illegal) in certain circumstances. If you're an invited guest at a small gathering in someone's appartment, you'd be annoyed if 50 more people showed up uninvited and ate all of the food. it's the same thing but instead of a get together, it's people's entire lives

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    • Are you referring to Mexicans in the USA who entreated illegally? You must be because it's extremely difficult for immigrants from other countries to enter illegally. You can't just get on a plane or boat and just show up. Mexicans and some other central or South Americans can because only a imaginary line separates USA and Mexico. And there are differing visa requirements and agreements between USA and other countries. Differing rules for entering per country. Anyway, Mexicans may have more right to be here than you might realize, illegally or otherwise. Then and native Americans felt the same way about Europeans when they began invading the land here and in central and South America as you do now about them. They weren't invited.

What Girls Said 3

  • No.

    But xenophobic isn't the same as being concerned about the reality of immigration into one's country

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  • Idiot know because they feel self entitled to things they don't actually deserve

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  • there's no excuse for being xenophobic

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What Guys Said 10

  • "XENOPHOBIA!" is just the label the open borders advocates call people who believe in following immigration law, and enforcing immigration law. It usually comes from the Politically Correct People who also throw out the charges of "RACISM!" and "SEXISM!" when those labels don't have any real relevance to the matter at hand.

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  • no they shouldn't. they should have border control but also a process for people to become citizens

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  • As someone already said, countries are not xenophobic, people are. The USA xenophobic? Seriously? Why? Because they have immigration laws and visa quota agreements with most foreign governments? Please explain how you conclude that these countries "fear or dislike people from other countries"? You're talking about the many people who did like and are prejudiced towards foreigners and fear them. They don't represent the the country's policies on immigration.

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  • there's NO x-cuse of being xenophobic

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  • They are scared that the immigrants will take over.

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  • It's called Right of Conquest. When you take over a land you have the right to migrate. If you think Australia, US, Canada is Xenophobic you've obviously never met East Asians and Middle Easterners.

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    • ok, but chinese culture means little to others outside your own value system.

    • well if your grouping USA, Canada and Australia together but not allow other examples then your just closing the argument to serve your own agenda. USA, Canada and Australia and i'd say most of Western and Northen Europe aren't xenophobic its just they have wealth and higher standard of living and it's not smart to have open immigration since everyone will just move into your country. All those countries are multy cultural. Your confusing immigration policies with true xenophobia which is practiced by Russia and East Asia and Middle East.

  • Well, they aren't.

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  • countries aren't xenophobic, people are

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  • vote ukip ayy lmao

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  • They were all colonists, not immigrants.

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    • including german-americans and italian-americans, because Italy and Germany were once British colonies, right?

    • Well those would be immigrants to the US, but you collectively called all Americans, Canadians and Australians immigrants, which isn't true.

    • i'm not one for pedantism, mr. asperger's, but there you go.

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