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View Poll Results: Should wealthy Asian countries welcome immigrants from all over the World?
Yes, there needs to be cultural diversity! 4 17.39%
Yes, provided the immigrants assimilate to the local national culture 6 26.09%
No 9 39.13%
I don't know / not sure 4 17.39%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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they do? i heard that most of the foreigners in the Gulf states are not eligible for permanent residency, i.e. they have to leave these countries eventually.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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They are immigrants whilst they are there.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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UAE, Qatar, Brunei and Bahrain have HUGE immigration rates. Rates that would make Americans cry.
Same with Singapore. I was actually shocked when I found out 42% of the population of Singapore isn't even Singaporean! In fact it's not only people in the West who are complaining about excessive immigration, I've heard many Singaporeans complain immigrants from all over the place, mostly elsewhere in Asia, are diluting the culture of Singapore and taking jobs.

As for the question in general, nations like Japan and Korea, I think, have a staunch sense of national identity and they see mass-immigration as a threat to their cultural integrity. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but it seems that if a European country were to be the same they'd be accused of being white nationalist. I think immigrant countries are different, you can't compare Japan or even the Netherlands to the United States. The latter was basically built up by immigrants.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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They are immigrants whilst they are there.
Actually I would consider them to be foreign guest workers and not immigrants. Immigrants are people who leave their home countries to settle in a new country.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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Singapore is the only country listed that is accepting large number of future citizens not simply guest workers, it also has guest workers.
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Countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar, South Korea, and of course J
apan have an aging population that will lead to a shrinking population and eventually a shrinking economy. Should Asian countries do what North America and Western Europe have done and welcome immigrants from all over the world, not just people who have ancestors from their country. I'm talking about welcoming Russians, Ethiopians, and Mexicans to Seoul and Tokyo. And by immigration I mean future CITIZENS who are full members of the nation and not simply guest workers.
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