Reasons to be cheerful about immigration

Claims that mass migration will ruin us all are wrong. The challenge now is to keep Europe together without giving up the EU’s core values

8th July, 2018

Two of the great achievements of post-war European liberalism were in the field of migration: the codification of an internationally accepted right to asylum, and the achievement of freedom of movement within much of continental Europe.

But these two freedoms omitted a third: the freedom for those outside Europe to seek a better life within it. In fact, these freedoms reinforced that exclusion. The asylum system required those seeking protection to be separated from those...

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