Asylum cases obviously have limits based upon economic, cultural, and political factors. The U.S. makes this very official by setting a refugee ceiling for example. It follows that individuals at greater risk of persecution or death in their country of origin should be the priority.
I hope Abbot wins the next election and Labor is obliterated- they are now totally meaningless
Asylum must be first and foremost for dissidents and authors that are being targeted individually for their publications, protests, speech, actions, etc. There is a clear moral obligation to shelter people like the Dalai Lama or Salman Rushdie.
After those special cases however, asylum seeking should become much more like ordinary immigration. In particular, an asylum should be granted more easily for more well educated people, and countries should tighten quotas when existing asylum seekers are forming ghettos.
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