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EU Immigration: Only the Rich Are Welcome


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Cal
- 315 days ago - spiegel.de
Hundreds of poverty-stricken refugees are drowning in the Mediterranean, while at the same time, many European Union member states issue residence permits to wealthy Chinese, Arabs and Russians. Anyone is welcome who can pay the asking price.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:38 pm
Every country I have visited from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, many in Europe and Far East all have conditions that a very large amount of US $$ is required in order to be admitted as an immigrant. Nothing new at all!
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:58 pm

When only the wealthy are granted entrance then Europe has soiled it's long standing reputation as a safe harbor for those escaping tyranny and probable death.
 

Alfred Donovan (45)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:21 am
I see nothing wrong in this policy of restricting the access of these economic refugees when they arrive they contribute nothing to the economy and live off of state benefits.They pay no tax and are employed by unscrupulous employers in the black economy.They are for the most part uneducated and unhygienic.In short they are a drain on the country.The wealthiest are on the other hand educated and in many cases set up businesses and create employment and pay taxes and they are no drain on the state.Let those who defend these economic refugees offer to take them to live in their own homes and see how they get on.
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:35 am
noted
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:35 am
But of course... Is the same everywhere more or less, and it was always like this. These "values" we try to change, aren't we?
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:38 am
noted
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:05 am
There is a difference between economic refuges and those from worn torn areas or political refuges. And the standard is you stop at the first safe port, not go where ever you want. And an immigration system should be to improve the country. But this is only from someone whom has legally lived in 4 countries and worked in over 30.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:41 am
There is so much truth in either side.

As an outsider, it's easy to judge what is right
and what is wrong.

If you are a refugee, it's not if it is right or if it is wrong.

If you are a refugee, it's do your children live or die.
 

cecily w. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:03 am
That is because financial holdings--or at least the capability of supporting oneself and one's family-- have been shorthand for a person's value for most of human history. It is easier to use this tool than it is to assess, for example, criminal history or morality.

With climate change and population growth staring us in the face--and its resulting relocations staring us in the face--a new criterion will evolve. People who have, and who agree to stop at, only 0-2 children will have relocation precedence. (Of course, having money will still be helpful.) People everywhere should be made aware of this.
 

. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:22 am
That's terrible! Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:09 am
Well, if all 27 EU member states would give asylum to as many refugees as Germany and Sweden, it would indeed make a difference.
 

Birgitta S. (224)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:23 am
[ Ben said it again... ]
 

Janet Grant (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:40 am
Did you know that many of those people who have that kind of cash are more than likely linked to crime-as they are the only ones who can afford it-for real-look it up, this opens the door for the organized crime people to walk right in and pull the same shit on our country, wake up people I am getting embarrased at the stupidity here!!!
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 11:45 am
Are these immigrants entering as refugees like the article suggests, or as regular immigrants? It is entirely normal for countries to give preferential treatment to people with money who seem able to contribute to the local economy as far as regular immigration is concerned. Remember, the mandate of the government is to serve the interests of the citizens while behaving in accordance with their norms, not to act charitably towards others except insofar as that sets and example for its citizens' treatment of each other or otherwise benefits them.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thank you for sharing.
 

Carol D. (108)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:38 pm
It depends how big a country is too UK has already over 65 million population so many of the immigrants now are on benefits and we are only a small island in comparison to countries like Australia that only has 25 million population but is 32 times the size of UK You cannot keep taking migrants in who have nothing They are just a drain on the economy hospitals housing etc as we are now seeing in UK
 

Scott haakon (4)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:10 pm
Good the Euro zone has too many economic immigrants with no end in sight. They are bankrupting the zone's social welfare and causing damage since they do not have the education to be productive. 1st world countries will have to think of their citizens.
1ST world countries need to close their countries to these human locusts. Deport them back to where they came and refuse entrance to "refugees".
 

bob m. (32)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:10 am


This is a problem far over reaching the issue of having some arrival bucks... the intents beneath the veils are good enough reason to question further open ended immigration ... there is only so much availability after all; to hordes of alien culture who are decimating economies as they sit scowling at Al Ackbarts" used car franchises ...waiting for the tooth fairy to blow his horn to jihad... virgin expectations are after all more excitedly anticipated than any bird in the hand...hands being a very dynamic piece of this picture.
 
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