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UN chief Antonio Guterres highlighted the “immense potential” of migration

Friday, July 13th 2018 - 05:58 UTC
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Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters that “migration is a positive global phenomenon.” The Secretary-General stated that on negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh. Read full article

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  • Patrick Edgar

    There is nothing special or “phenomenal” about migration. It is as common to all living collectives, and even more so to mankind. It will simply happen always. It's an aspect of nature. Our problem is trying to control it, and regulate it's quantity. Something that misses the mark all together! Migration is not “allowed less” or “allowed more”. It is not to be praised or to be rejected. Migration is a double edge sword, in can be infusing of fresh new elements which potentiate and reinvigorate civilization, or it can cause chaos confusion and lethargy... and even backwards undoing of civilization. What side that sword gives us has to do not with mainly two forces. One is yes, the rate or “amount speed” of that immigration. The other has to do with the effectiveness quality and amount of how well it is absorbed and integrated. These two things are what we need to be talking about, starting with how well is the country providing the learning of the local language. This is what we need to be talking about; what are we doing to infuse immigration, how well are we succeeding at it, and how much excess or unabsorbed are we living with.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    So what beneficial effect are you suggesting that will have? Because I have a much better idea than that one ...

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    If nothing else it will remove a lot of third world drunk parking scofflaws and diplomatic cover from a bunch of foreign agents.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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