No one can stop migration

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

No one can stop immigration because it’s a natural phenomenon. Every country does her efforts to dent it or deport migrants but it has to be done with dignity and respect.

What we recently saw in the U.S. and Germany is unacceptable – raiding on migrants as if they had committed murder or slavery. Slavery was the worst crime against humanity and was committed by the whites, the West in particular.

The former Interior minister is right when he condemns in unequivocal terms the way and manner Gambians were deported from the United States. The U.S. government and immigration officials must respect the rule of law and human dignity; that the days of slavery is now over; that deporting people from their country should be done with respect and dignity; that immigration is a natural phenomenon.

Migration is one of the great forces of history. When people move in large numbers they sometimes rearrange not only their own lives but also places they leave and the places they settle. Twentieth century America witnessed a number of consequential migrations, according to University of Washington.

Remember The Great Migration with the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from about 1916 to 1970. Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many blacks headed north, where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers that first arose during the First World War. During the Great Migration, African Americans began to build a new place for themselves in public life, actively confronting racial prejudice as well as economic, political and social challenges to create a black urban culture that would exert enormous influence in the decades to come.

Have Donal J. Trump forgotten about the Mayflower – an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620.

During the Great Migration, millions of Europeans immigrated to the U.S. to escape persecution, making United States a country of immigrants.

“The first refugees were the Pilgrims themselves, fleeing religious persecution, crossing the stormy Atlantic to reach a new world where they might live and pray freely,” said former U.S. President Barack Obama.

“We celebrate this history, this heritage, as an immigrant nation.  And we are strong enough to acknowledge, as painful as it may be, that we haven’t always lived up to our own ideals.  We haven’t always lived up to these documents.”

This is the matter with the United States.

“Illegal immigration can never be completely stopped, no matter how high the wall or how many patrol agents you have watching it.”

Gail Collins