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Thread #60584   Message #970848
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
23-Jun-03 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: What the world thinks of America
Subject: RE: BS: What the world thinks of America
if the people surveyed don't want to live here, maybe the wrong people are being surveyed. The USA has the greatest annual number of immigrants-legal and illegal-than any other nation. I wonder why...

No contradiction whatsoever. The polls showed there was a sizeable minority who said that they would like to live in America, as you'd expect, and on top of that there are many reluctant emigrants.

My point wasn't particularly about America. It's equally about the United Kingdom. Every day the papers here have stories and letters sniping away at immigrants, more especially refugees, which totally fail to recognise that emigrating to a strange and often hostile country is not a matter of free choice, so far as a lot of people are concerned, it's a desperate and heartbreaking gamble, forced on them by social or economic circumstances.