Immigration is one of the most contentious issues of our time. A growing number of people in the West are concerned that they are being replaced and turned into minorities in their native lands. But is this all phobia-driven hype, or is there an actual basis for these fears?
They describe the migration as “inevitable, necessary and desirable.”
Few people have heard of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), a UN treaty to be adopted in Marrakech, Morocco in December. On the surface, it sounds like a wonderful agreement for getting global migration under control, but in practice, it does so by legalizing illegal aliens and flooding the West with hundreds of millions of migrants.
Don’t take our word for it. Look at how the U.N. presents the Global Compact on YouTube:
When they describe what they mean by a migrant, they show boatloads of illegal aliens from Africa arriving in Europe and adopt the language of the far left by referring to them as “undocumented.” They describe the migration as “inevitable, necessary and desirable.”
Not Full Compliance
President Donald Trump doesn’t think so. The U.S. pulled out of the GCM in 2017. Other countries are considering following suit. Hungary, under the leadership of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has already denounced the agreement, and Poland’s Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński has recommended the country to reject it because he fears that it will encourage more illegal migration.
The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said that Austria may follow the U.S. and Hungary:
“We view some of the points in this agreement very critically. We will therefore do everything to maintain the sovereignty of our country and ensure that we as the Republic of Austria can decide for ourselves on migration issues,” he said according to Reuters.
Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has said that the country will not sign the treaty “in its current form” because it is not in their interest. In Norway, the Progress Party, a government coalition partner, recently voted to reject GCM, and the Danish government has expressed great skepticism towards the treaty.
What they have in common is that even though the treaty does not explicitly state that immigration must increase, it creates more avenues for legal migration. Paragraph 16.5 of the compact states that the objective is to “enhance availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration.” From the UN’s bragging video about the compact, it is evident that their globalist bureaucrats think that there will be increased immigration.
Capitalism Trumps Migration
Many people advocate immigration to alleviate poverty and suffering in the world. That is both short-sighted and wrong. As NumbersUSA explains, poverty can never be solved by bringing people to Western countries.
Paradoxically, the migrant crisis is not caused by poverty but by wealth. According to the UN, world poverty has never fallen faster than today. More people are escaping poverty every day than at any time in human history. In 2000, the UN created the Millennium Development Goals, one of which was to reduce global poverty by 50% within 2015. That was considered Utopian, but thanks to capitalism the goal was reached three years ahead of schedule.
Extreme poverty is going extinct.
People now have access to the internet, mobile phones, and travel, and when they no longer must struggle every day for basic survival, they become more ambitious. Increased wealth has spurred people to leave their home countries in search of even greater fortune.
Poverty has a simple solution, which is to adopt capitalism in developing countries, which means to eliminate corruption and red tape and to secure property rights. Nations that have adopted this well-known formula, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, have escaped poverty and consistently outpaced the world in economic growth. If you want to help the poor, capitalism is a better way than migration.