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Global Voices: Immigration

 INSP 02 March 2019

What do you think of your country’s immigration policy and how does it affect the city you live in? (389 Words) - By Street News Service

Global_Voices_172_Bretton Bartleet

Bretton Bartleet - Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_172_Cilla Rijnbeek

Cilla Rijnbeek - The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_172_Danielle Armstrong

Danielle Armstrong - Washington DC. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_172_Hazhor Noordien

Hazhor Noordien - Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_172_Pawel Pawlak

Pawel Pawlak - Poznan, Poland. Photo: Street News Service


Name: Bretton Bartleet
Age: 28
Occupation:
Art Director
City: Melbourne
Country:
Australia

"Australia is now finally, making some headway towards rectifying what for years has been a harsh and inhumane immigration policy. But Melbourne, the city in which I live, has always been an all-embracing, vibrant multicultural hub celebrating and promoting cultural diversity."

 

Name: Hazhor Noordien
Age:
50
Occupation:
Teacher
City:
Cape Town
Country:
South Africa

"They're quite good when it comes to visitors and visas, but it needs more work where the refugees are concerned, as South African immigration policy affects relations with other countries. Where are we going to go if war breaks out and we're thought of as the xenophobic nation?"

 

Name: Pawel Pawlak
Age:
45
Occupation:
Printer
City:
Poznan
Country:
Poland

"Because of the lack of workers, our government was considering the possibility of getting doctors and nurses from Ukraine. We still have a visa policy in Poland, which in some ways limits free movement of workers. In my opinion there should be complete freedom in this area. There is only one advantage of a visa policy - it doesn't allow terrorists. But this can never be ensured..."

 

Name: Cilla Rijnbeek
Age:
37
Occupation:
Inspector of school laws
City:
The Hague
Country:
The Netherlands

"The government doesn't think through the consequences of all the workers from the East who come here after their country joined the EU. For example: we see lost children on the street, waiting until their parents are done working. The children don't speak Dutch and they don't go to school."

 

Name: Danielle Armstrong
Age:
21
Occupation:
Student / Intern
City:
Washington DC
Country:
USA

"People are going to come into the United States even if it is illegal.  I think we should provide a legal safe way for people to enter the country.  I have seen it affect people in my hometown because of the stereotypes that people place on immigrants and also the kind of jobs people can get.  There is an unnecessary fear of immigrants."

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