Search the BBC Archives
Search the CIA Archives
Search the UN Archives
2.190 Immigration and Asylum Matters
The day will come when there will be no restrictions travelling between tribal boundaries, no work permits, no passports and no ID's. Until that day, tolerance should be shown to those seeking a better life.
In the USA the average GDP of a typical southern family is less than half of that of a Rhode Island family, so why hasn't everyone in the south packed their bags and moved north? Being American they don't need a passport or a work permit, so why isn't the south deserted or Rhode Islanders blocking their borders from unwanted poor southerners?
The same applies to the European Union where the Sovereign tribes of Portugal and Greece have half the GDP of the two richest ones in the European Union. They too do not need work permits to travel or work, so why aren't Greece and Portugal deserted?
Here's why: if there are no wars and no huge difference between the wealth of all the tribes in the World - there will be no real incentive to want to leave family, friends and cultures behind and start a new life abroad. Eradicating extreme poverty is the first step towards eliminating work permits and allowing a truly free migration of people. It works both ways. When future technology enables commuters to live in a lovely region of the Rocky Mountains yet allows them to cheaply, safely and quickly commute to Tokyo or Zurich, that's when the borderless global village will truly be born.
Nevertheless that's for the future, which is why the following important statements that apply now cannot remain untold:
If my family and I are hungry or cold, the chances are most decent neighbours will happily provide temporary assistance with no expectation of repayment. But what if within half an hour of setting foot in my neighbours home I use his phone to contact some of my relatives and get them to move in as well? Again, if this is a temporary problem due to some event I could not control, my neighbour will probably continue to be both hospitable and understanding. The fact my neighbour may be rich and I poor gives no excuse to take advantage of him. That would be wrong.
So, from a long line of immigrants and knowledge of being of a minority tribe, my experienced directions on immigration and asylum now follow.
Quick Links for The Blueprint for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty and War by December 12th 2012
Simple Site Map
All the 600 issues (or topics) to bring about World Peace and the eradication of extreme poverty by December 12th 2012 are divided up into 12 main headings as found on the home page. Alternatively, you may find useful navigation hints below:
Please note: this website is written in British English
Remember to bookmark www.12-12-12.org!
The 12-12-12 website is an educational website that facilitates individual or group discussion. The coded 12-12-12 book is a snapshot, written over an 87 day period, of the major problems in the World as at March 17th 2002 and possibly how to resolve them. The author Andronicos has written it in an ironic style to act as a catalyst for constructive discussion.
This website does not solicit nor accept paid advertising or web awards. Neither does it solicit donations from other organisations, charities, corporations or members of the public.