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Migration Unites Us

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(from nytimes article)

NY Times article focusing on migration patterns in Iraq. Tons of people are relocating, first to avoid danger, and then they often make two or three more calculated moves to follow family, jobs or resources.

The motivations for movement are shared, uniting migrants across the world. The Iraqi migration highlights that. Just like Mexicans, Indians, and Algerians, Iraqi’s are moving for complex reasons. They are moving multiple times, and they are moving with consideration of their families, work and future stability.

Migration isn’t an anomaly of the poor- it’s a fact of life for us all and it’s time for our government to improve the lives of those that act on that human fact. It’s time for xenophobes to open themselves to the strength and prosperity that can come from migration. It’s time for migrants to unite across borders.

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