Immigration is now a complex world issue; the mayhem of one country is shifting to another because of the influx of large population. This immigration has caused the world to be divided in two extremes position, the one of heart and the one brain. The brain side of the opinion calls the influx a doom for the host country, as the extra increase of the large chunk of people just come-in and expects to settle which causes fiscal crisis, the government burden increases and the economy comes under pressure. For the developing states, these immigrations are just another bottleneck in the growth. The heart side argues that we need to open our doors and hearts for the people who are leaving behind their home countries because of all the wars and crimes, they have already suffered enough and not giving them asylum will be inhumane and apathetical.
The problem is both are correct.
If we listen to the brain we are not listening of the bigger aspect of humanity which is major driving force in the decision making in many countries and lord forbid if we listen to heart the country is bound to suffer for generations to come, it won’t be temporary that these immigrants will settle in and then disappear into the air, they would want the state to fulfill their demands of basic necessities and for a developing nations it is not possible because the existing population is enough to strip away sleep from the eyes of the people inside the Parliament.
Taking the recent case of India, a country which is growing fast but the infrastructure is still a dicey one. Second largest populated country with the poverty percentage of more than 20% decides to take in the emigrants who are coming in from Myanmar the country’s economy will collapse taking in the massive blows already opposed by the recent demonetization and the GST bill. But being the mixed economy with a soft heart, India will, in future, welcome them. On the other hand, the issue of security also comes up. When the poor quality of Indian infrastructure is mixed with an input of highly hostile people the equation what comes out isn’t a very beautiful one. Again, where will the Rohingyas go? If India doesn’t allow them it will be marked as the one with the rock hard heart. There will be no sense of compassion or benevolence and the Indian principle of ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ ‘Guest is God’ will just be marked as a marketing campaign. From the time Indians are little children they are taught to respect the guests, give them water and sweets. There is a need to give shelter to the ones who need it, they are stripped away of their homes and lives and are running for their existence. They didn’t choose this lifestyle; this lifestyle was burdened on them with a sudden blow of events, inevitable ones. If India or any other country couldn’t give them the things that they need they will be crushed in the midst of closed doors and thinning walls.
Other such thing can be seen in Europe where the immigration department is flooding with applications asking for a grant to come in the respective countries; this immigration crisis is a complex one. European countries are adopting policies to stop this influx which is getting tighter everyday. Where all the countries are struggling with the incoming people, here the continent is suffering resulting in the increase in the volume of problems. As Syrians run around finding shelters the doors of countries are shutting on their face. There is no running from it, one day the country will decide to give them a space in the camp and the next day they don’t exist anymore. But what can the country do? After all, charity begins at home.
The United State of America has dealt with the same problem for long; the issue is almost as old as the country itself. As America tries to build the ‘wall’ the lust for the American dream increases, everyone wants a taste of what it feels like to be in America and rightly so their music, food and cinema is a world popular phenomena, whoever dreams of leaving the country dreams of USA. With Trump coming up with many policies to restrict the immigrants from tasting the sweet sugar there is turmoil. The DACA policies have been altered and the ‘DREAMers’ are kicked out of what they called ‘homes’.
While the age old fight of Logic and Emotions is fought the subjects are subjected every day. The war of Heart vs. Brains is a never ending one and will never find an apt conclusion.
Some hearts will break and some brains will explode.