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Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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Read this article and share your views with colleagues. Is the Australian "Pacific solution" against human rights? What do you think of Nauru and the other "prison islands"?

As always, you can share your view by writing in your own journal, but also commenting on what others have written.

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Is the Australian "Pacific solution" against human rights?

For sure, the Pacific solution is not a nice solution dealing with a really complicated theme. It is clear that the people will seek the best place to leave for them and for their families. On the other hand, it's clear that the communities and the rich countries, will not easily accept a shift on the way they are leaving, they will make asylums seeker life complicated, because of fear and lack of knowledge. On the long run, it always takes time and requires education until people get to accept foreigners and learn to leave with them. On my eyes, trying to solve the Asylum’s seekers issues in Australia, is a good practice, however the most effective way to tackle such matter, is by trying to fight the fire on its source. And the source of those issues is in Afghanistan / Syria / Iraq / Bangladesh etc.

What do you think of Nauru and the other "prison islands"?

Keeping refugees in an Island, and having them waiting for years until his asylum application has been examined is for sure not a nice think, especially if we consider that we are in year 2016. This practice is known from 1904 when New York's Ellis Island has been used as a prison island for the people wanted to immigrate in the new world. Unfortunately those old practices are still present, even if we have nowadays a networked world, where a visa application can be only some clicks away.

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