Immigration consequences

– A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Immigration and Assimilation. There was a lot of response to that piece and I intend to revisit that topic in more depth in the future.

– Least anyone misunderstand me, I am not anti-immigration. I am simply pointing out that immigration must be managed by the receiving society for its own good. Why? Because unlimited immigration can lead to social instability.

– I’ve snagged the following stories from the world press over the last few days. What all of them would seem to have in common are the economic stresses caused by immigration rates that are too high or clashes between the cultural beliefs and behaviors of unassimilated immigrants and the receiving culture.

– Switzerland –
– Korea –
– South Africa –
– Germany –
– France –
– Saudi Arabia – <– this one’s ironic

– I said the last one is ironic because I geneally don’t think of Saudi Arabia as being a welcoming place for people from dissimilar cultures.

– And that brings up a very interesting question that I’ve never seen the answer to: Has anyone seen a list or a map that shows the immigration openness of the world’s various countries?

– I’ve heard, for example, that Japan simply doesn’t allow immigration unless one marries a Japanese citizen.

– What I’m driving at here is a way to get at or see reciprocity. How do the countries which send a lot of folks elsewhere respond when folks want to come to them? I.e., are the various north African and middle eastern countries that export so many people into Europe equally receptive and tolerant when Europeans want to come to them?

– If you know of any graphics or lists that address this question, please share them.

– And just to show that the news is not all bad, there’s this:

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