In Europe there has been two immigration stories in the news, an irish naval vessel on a humanitarian mission in meditteraen sea has encountered a capsized boat off the north coast of africa heading for Italy rescuing 360 but 200 are feared dead.
While in Calais, France there are a growing number of migrants massing trying to gain entry to the UK and security is being stretched to limit to prevent illegal entry to the Channel Tunnel to use as access to UK
This is one issue where I am totally stumped about what should be done - Anyone else got any ideas?
Most Helpful Girl
I think about this quite a lot. I feel bad for those people since it is a fact that some of us are privileged – and merely because we happen to be born in certain countries of the world and they are not, shouldn't automatically mean that they will be underprivileged their entire life. This is why it always disgusts me when I hear people talk badly about these immigrants. It's easy to criticise someone when you've been born in a privileged country and had privileges all your life.
However, coming to Europe is not a solution either since not everything that glitters is gold. Assuming that we are now not talking about refugees (i. e. people who are persecuted in their home countries and NEED to escape), I think the majority of these immigrants think that it's going to be relatively easy to make a living here in Europe. But the fact is they generally don't have the same education level as we do in Europe (i. e. finding a good job will be practically impossible), a lot people have prejudices against them; they will have a very, very hard time in general. So as sad as it is, if they leave for economic reasons, it's not very realistic to think that the future that awaits them in Europe (if they make it here alive) will be that much brighter.
I agree with those who have stated that we need to go to the source, i. e. their home countries and tackle the problem there. Of course that is easier said than done, but ideally, we should all find ways to help them to build a good economy, enable them to have good education and enable their countries to grow the way ours have, so that they no longer feel like they've got no future in their countries.0
Most Helpful Guy
In an ideal world we would sort out the problem at the source which is the fact that so many people are finding their country undesirable places to live.2