Learning from Israel's Example, Part CXXXVII: Refugee Policy
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From the Jerusalem Post:
Israel approved only one asylum application out of 4,603 received in 2011, according to a report recently released by the US State Department.
I'm all in favor of taking in refugees like, say, Einstein, Fermi, or Solzhenitsyn, but, let's be frank, most refugees from Third World conflicts can be accommodated in other Third World countries at vastly less expense. If tribesmen in South Sudan are slaughtering each other, well, places like Kenya or Tanzania would put the losers up for a tiny fraction of what it would cost to accomodate them in some naive close-to-the-Canadian-border American town like Minneapolis, Burlington, or Lewiston, where they'll just suffer miserably from the cold.
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