This year 200 million people in the world crossed borders as immigrants. Despite this, laws and public attitude governing immigration and immigrants are universally common: that not all immigrants/ foreigners are equal and can be discriminated against without questioning.
Many countries have designed their immigration laws to make it easier for skilled workers to come in. In countries like
Then there is public attitude towards immigration. The easiest way for any political party to build a critical mass globally is to talk in a few press outings against immigration from certain countries. There are stories a plenty, from ill-treatment to dubious executions of South Asian foreign workers, in the
There may seem to be some genuine concern regarding immigrants: national security being the most quoted, others are dilution of national values and social harmony. But that does that mean a country and its people can distinguish between immigrants based on skill sets, earning ability or race? If they can’t do it legally for their own citizens, why can they do it to foreigners?