Under the traditional law, asylum was recognised as the right of the state to be conferred, in its discretion, and individual could only request for it and if granted enjoy it. Unfortunately, all the efforts to ensure right of asylum to every person fearing persecution have been forestalled by states. In the last few years U.S.A, Australia, Germany, France and other European countries to name a few, are increasingly putting into practice restrictive asylum policies in order to deter and to prevent asylum-seekers from seeking refuge in their territory. This has been done by way of interception and interdiction measures, stringent visa controls, carrier sanctions, safe third country arrangements, administrative detention, and also by way of
Since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011, many have fled the country and settled in the neighboring states, including Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt. Currently, there are 4 million Syrian refugees registered in the region. By mid-2015, the World Bank’s estimated cost of the Syrian war for the Middle Eastern countries is $35 billion. This load is too heavy to endure, and this is why refugees have been aiming for European countries for a couple of years now.
A migrant is someone who is moving from one territory to another without any pressure from war or violence. Anyone who is freely moving from one place to another can be considered a migrant.
The founding fathers were revolutionary and implacable in the sense that they endeavored to achieve one goal: American liberty. Thus, they desired to form a country whereby citizens possessed considerable rights, including a significant influence on the government. From what I have read, the founding fathers’ vision has been holistically achieved; however, a few of the amendments that may have seemed imperative during the time of the founding fathers should be tweaked, due to society’s changes since then.
When hearing somebody bring up Jewish refugees in the 1930 's some people think of the Holocaust and the Nazis. When hearing someone bring up Syrian refugees in present day some will think about terrorism and ISIS. Think about it, Syrians are in the same spot the Jews were in in the 1930 's, but the Syrians are getting treated much worse. There are many reasons for this.
“In Europe there are mixed opinions, some people are scared specifically of young men like you, who are travelling alone. There are a lot of people who say … you are coming to do problems in Europe, they are generally afraid of you,” Al Jazeera Journalist, Hoda Abdel-Hamid, asked a 27-year-old Iraqi refugee to response.
Melissa Fleming, head of communications for the United Nations commissioner for refugees, speaks about the Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe and the conditions they faced while leaving the country. Fleming’s purpose is to inform everyone of how rough one’s life in Syria has become. She also wants everyone to know what they go through to survive and get to a better country. These refugees are faced with many hardships along the way, some not even making it to safety.
In this article written by Andrew Orton, the author believes that Europe is a continent of diversity. Through the development of integration policies, migrants will receive the proper support they need. By giving migrants a voice, they will recognize
An interview with David Miliband, highlighting the refugee crisis affecting the European Union, is the occasion of the article. Data, discovered during the exchange, inform the audience, US voters, about the urgency of this issue. Miliband’s statements of, “This refugee crisis is a real arrow pointed at the heart of the European Union” and, “There is no solution that confines itself within the borders of Europe,” provide evidence that Friedman derived his point of view from this discussion. By writing “Why should Americans care?”, Friedman creates a sense of intensity and uses that leverage to explain how this refugee crisis, which seems distant to us, will affect the E.U. and eventually impact America. This concept addresses the audience,
In the wake of the recent Paris attacks the argument of allowing refugees into the UK has been a greatly debated topic and has been argued incessantly in the media. A common argument that is given is that, allowing the refugees into the UK will bring terrorists attacks to the country, people believe that hidden amongst the refugees are terrorists and that bringing so many Muslims into the country will cause destruction to the nation. They believe Muslims are the root cause of terrorism and terrorist acts however there is evidence to show Islam’s stance on terrorism and show that allowing refugees into the country should be a moral obligation as It is inhumane of the people of this country to neglect men, women and children who are fleeing severe war and persecution in
Leaders and governments around the world have labelled refugees as being a burden on their country either directly or indirectly. These leaders only see them as people who are trying to get into their country to escape the civil war, but fail to see that the refugees are also risking their lives in the process. At present, there are approximately 54.5 million refugees that are displaced, the largest refugee crisis the world has ever seen and they have nowhere to go. The question of doing the right thing and taking them in has been squashed due to various reasons and it appears to be that each country has adopted the ‘each man for himself’ policy by stating that it is their duty to only look after its citizens and no one else.
A refuge is someone outside their country of origin with ‘a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion’, who is either unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country. As stated in Refugee conventions, refugee hood typically involves both causal and moral responsibility on the part of the state of origin.
Contrary to popular belief, migrants are not diseased people; however, the actual process of migrating, depending on the conditions encountered, makes migrants particularly susceptible to physical, environmental, social and psychological problems.5 In short, the migration process makes migrants and refugees vulnerable. Infectious and communicable diseases may spread in conditions where health hygiene and sanitation are poor. Likewise, the incidence of non-communicable diseases may be distributed inequitably due to the stresses of migration and the lack of access to the necessary medical services both in the countries of origin and the receiving states. Psychosocial illnesses like anxiety and depression from traumatic experiences, for example war, may lead to migrants having problems with substance abuse. To further compound their quandaries, migrants and refugees face stark differences in cultures, racism and language barriers, which are all barricades to their integration into the receiving societies.6
Emigration, the act of such persons leaving their country and heading to a country of foreigners for different reasons. Immigration has never been an easy choice, but recently factors have made it easier. Immigrants, in my point of view, can be divided into two kinds, the first are people leaving their countries looking for a source of money and escaping the struggle of poverty, and the other kind are people looking for a peaceful life with no bombs damaging their hometowns every day, escaping wars and political persecutions looking for the freedom they have always been missing.
Over nine million Syrians alone have been displaced since 2011! If someone took three people who originate from Syria, chances are, one of them has been displaced from their homes. Millions of people are attempting to escape the horrible terrorist groups located in Syria, and the strain on European countries to house refugees is endless, but, to put less stress on European countries, refugees can go to countries nearby to their home, paid for by European countries.