Monday, October 19, 2015

Migrants left, Rules stayed

Although migrants from Syria and the middle east, who were escaping the attacks from ISIS, are no longer flooding into Europe the countries who were most impacted by them at the time are still dealing with the aftermath. The countries economies could not deal with such a large flow of people and therefore had to create much more strict boarder laws.

The immigrants may have left/settled down/ or just stopped showing up in as large of groups but the easygoing laws between the countries in the European Union are long gone. Border controls in Germany will remain till at least the end of October and Hungary decided to go as far as to close its boarder with Croatia until further notice.

Do you think this problem was created by a lack of control within the bureaucracy? Would better decisions at the start have created a system that would allow those who need help in while still maintaining an open border up to current times? Or do you agree that no economy could have withstood the amount of immigrants coming in, no matter their intentions. Any ideas on how to make the boarders more open again without creating this drama again?

2 comments:

Abhishek Paramasivan said...

I think that many of the European countries were not expecting this level of influx of immigrants and thus purposely kept weaker border control. However, I do think that the bureaucracy inefficiency in getting rules passed was one of the factors contributing to the crisis in many of the countries because in countries like greece and turkey, where the government acted from the beginning with strict laws, there was not that much of an immigration issue.

I don't think there are ways the borders could be more open with this level of immigration simply because of the massive influx of people coming into the country, no matter the size.

Abhishek Paramasivan said...

I think that many of the European countries were not expecting this level of influx of immigrants and thus purposely kept weaker border control. However, I do think that the bureaucracy inefficiency in getting rules passed was one of the factors contributing to the crisis in many of the countries because in countries like greece and turkey, where the government acted from the beginning with strict laws, there was not that much of an immigration issue.

I don't think there are ways the borders could be more open with this level of immigration simply because of the massive influx of people coming into the country, no matter the size.