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Old 07-07-2018, 06:02 AM
 
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Ask the Germans, the people from the UK, Canadians, Australians, Italians, Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedes and the Greeks the same thing.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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Lol, US isn't even in top 20:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...migration_rate

In terms of %, which is what matters. Poor countries like Turkey or Lebanon take far more.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: S„o Paulo, Brazil
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It seems that the US tends to get criticized the most by the global media and governments for their immigration policy,, despite taking in a million people each year. I donít understand why though? Why does the world feel like itís americís obligation to take in all of the worldís population. Why do people feel like they deserve to live here?

USA is highly criticised worldwide because their government in many situations acts like a "world police", taking part into conflicts before being threatened. In much of Asia, particularly, the image of USA is far from being positive. So, I guess, they would think that USA should open the doors for them because they also think that USA is guilty of their misfortune.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Why does the US believe it should meddle in the affairs of the rest of the world?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPExU_VixfQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C10eF9nYbo
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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The best way to explain is in relation to the number of immigrants per capita. America is a generous country. Contrary to what you believe she is not put upon as much as you think really. Take heart, immigration is a world crisis not only the USA and to date Europe is taking the brunt of the influx.
Canada is seeing numbers of asylum seekers from USA crossing the Canadian border since Trump introduced policies. Who would have thought. The last time this happened was draft dodgers during the Vietnam War.
To illustrate, the total number of asylum claims made in Canada in 2017 stood at 49,775. Canada is 1/10th of the pop of USA. The equivalent would be 497,775 US. Sweden has pop of 10 million but received roughly 180,000 immigrants in 2017. You can do the math. I hope this post helps you feel better about your plight. Everywhere in the West is feeling the pinch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Sweden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...population.svg

https://www.usnews.com/news/slidesho...ost-immigrants
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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It seems that the US tends to get criticized the most by the global media and governments for their immigration policy,, despite taking in a million people each year. I donít understand why though? Why does the world feel like itís americís obligation to take in all of the worldís population. Why do people feel like they deserve to live here?
the american invasion of iraq in 2003 causes the subsequent syrian civil war which created the refugee crisis we have today , america completely destabalised the region

america should be taking in all the refugees , they have hardly taken in any , italy and greece have borne the bulk of this problem so far

the issue of mexican immigrants is a different kettle of fish altogether
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Nearly all the poor people in the world can attribute their poverty, to some fairly significant extent, the the corporate American exploitation of their labor and/or the resources of their country, for which only paltry wages or royalties have been paid by the Americans.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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[b]USA is highly criticised worldwide because [/B]their government in many situations acts like a "world police", taking part into conflicts before being threatened. In much of Asia, particularly, the image of USA is far from being positive. So, I guess, they would think that USA should open the doors for them because they also think that USA is guilty of their misfortune.
Escept in the case of Syria. Barack Obama was criticized for NOT interfering in Syria.

To quote the popular saying, "You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't".
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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the american invasion of iraq in 2003 causes the subsequent syrian civil war which created the refugee crisis we have today , america completely destabalised the region

america should be taking in all the refugees , they have hardly taken in any , italy and greece have borne the bulk of this problem so far

the issue of mexican immigrants is a different kettle of fish altogether
Umm, the history of the Middle East did not start in 2003. There was trouble there centuries before that. And the U.S. wouldn’t have invaded Iraq if 1. Al Quaeda didn’t attack the U.S. in 2001 (and also 1993), 2. Iraq didn’t invade Kuwait in 1990.

Learn some history first before you go on a bash U.S. diatribe.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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The question would more appropriate if asking "Why does the US believes it is taking all the poor people in the world? ". Because despite what many Americans think, the US allows very little immigration given its size. Legal and illegal immigration in the US is mostly a Mexican and Central American thing, so if by "world" you mean the countries located immediately south of the border, than yes. Mexico and Central america make up for only a small fraction of the world, nonetheless.


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