Superficiel Measures

Immigration: a chance

March 17th, 2016  |  Published in Blog

Immigration should have a positive connotation. Yet, it’s used in the worst possible rhetoric. I’ve always seen immigration as a mitzva opportunity for the welcoming country.
This is why I started this petition. I hope it contributes somehow to get political leaders to embrace immigration rather than using it as a perpetual scapegoat.

Please sign and share this petition.

Why this is important:
The acknowledgment of the endless benefits of Immigration needs to happen in a way that shouldn’t be disputed. Often perceived in a negative way in most political discourses and in many public opinions, immigration is actually the main factor for the enrichment of the human specie, the vector of creativity and inventiveness, the condition for survival and thrive. It is undeniable. It is also a universal right.
It will save us all a lot of time for discussing real problems during political campaigns for instance if we agree once and for all, that immigration is not up for debate.
The “Outstanding Universal Value” of immigration is constantly under threat, in particular in moments of economic crisis when far-right groups and political parties will use it to stigmatize particular populations and identify it as the source of all problems.
Recognizing the heritage of Immigration, acknowledging that it has actually made the world a better place for every culture that has been open to it will send a strong message to everyone that still consider this as a problem.
Finally, considering immigration undeniable and positive will help populations who are currently transiting go through the difficulties and the pains of their journey. They will be welcome and supported wherever they go in order to alleviate the broken hearts and the social and financial adjustments that can come from leaving one’s own country.

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