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I can't speak about how it is in America but I can add my view as a European. I believe that immigration or refugee handling is mishandled by mostly every European country. Either the countries are strongly against it or so pro refugee that our societies fail to handle it.
First of all focus should be put to end the conflicts resulting in massive population displacement. That should be the main priority. Sadly its also highly unfeasible at this point because too many players has too many different interests in conflict regions.
It's not as simple as compromising or letting go of a region or country because that will allow others to act more freely. But no matter how large the task this should still be the main concern for us as humans.
Secondly should be to provide immediate aid and protection to refugees. Aid the countries that takes the most refugees to provide the basics. As it is currently upwards of over 1million a year makes the journey to Europe. It's both dangerous for the refugees/immigrants but also causes major frictions within European countries and between them.
If we can provide safety in regional refugee camps work could be done to legally move refugees in a controlled manner towards willing countries. This would need to have a system for both returning refugees to camps which makes the illegal crossings as well as major economical, political and military moves to make sure one could do this.
I think this is what should be done. Overall standardize refugee handling on an international level that allows for evacuating civilians from war zones as well as lay a foundation to legally move larger amounts of refugees.
I think a large part of the European problem stems from this. Since so few refugees are allocated by the UN people decides to go on about it in their own ways.
Once you move on to what should be done inside the receiving countries it warry more between the countries and gets a bit more complicated. It becomes a balancing act of sorts and I'm not going to go in to it with too much depth but I think priority should be given to families, women and children. I don't think whats happening in my country Sweden will be able to go on for longer without serious problems. Over 100k last year with a population of 10million and sever lack of homes. Where some countries got military industrial complexes we have gotten ourself a refugee industry. This is causing friction and risk causing major backlash which can make integration difficult as well as long term support of taking in large numbers of refugees.
We have had problems with this for over a decade where we have ignored issues and taking critics seriously. Mainly ignoring debating these issues. But I think one important thing that needs to be taken in to consideration is repatriation. I saw a cnn interview with the queen of Lebanon which I found very interesting and while she said it was important to aid the people in need one also had to focus on making sure these people can return to their homes once the conflicts are over. In Europe its mainly about increasing population.
Your question about that family makes it more difficult for me because while I don't think over current society model can survive much longer under these strains I'd never want to turn a way someone in genuine need but our blind acceptance has led to adults as old as 45 claiming to be underage which is unacceptable. We also fail to deal with the issues those that are mainly economical immigrants hiding amongst genuine refugees which further adds to this friction.
How it is in American I'm not super well versed in, especially about numbers but as a country of over 300 million you should be able to swallow relatively large numbers. One have to realize that these movements of people cant really be stopped without extreme ways and the best thing would rather be to try and add legal ways that help spread the load and aid integration.
While I'm overall fairly critical to immigration in large numbers I'd rather that we provide help and means than turn people away. I'd be much more open to immigration in Sweden if it wasn't for all the things surrounding the immigration that I think is messed up. If we added obligatory health screens, finger printing and dna sampling, mandatory language, tougher punishment on crimes overall and actual research in to the effects on out society and how cultures clash and how to deal with it Im open to aiding people.
They are so cute at that age - it's only when they start hurtling round like loons and you have to watch your step all the time to make sure you don't step on 'em...
I'd start lining up homes for 'em now (and consider booking Mum's spaying) as it can get difficult to get rid offind suitable families for 'em in a hurry when they are ready to go (about 9 weeks time) - and cats can get pregnant pretty quickly after the litter leaves home... (in fact they can get pregnant again before the kittens are weaned)
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I had to watch in horror yesterday as a colleague worked with a client (over a remote) configuring and testing a brand new module that they rushed me to build!
Friday of previous week:
Them: 'I need a new module that does xyz. How long will that take?'
Me: 'At least 30 hours of dedicated time on the project.'
Them: 'Is it done yet?'
Me: 'Almost. With any luck I can have it done by the middle of next week.'
Them: 'But I told the customer you would have it done this week...Have it ready for next Monday.'
It worked mostly! Of course they had to throw in an edge case that hadn't been mentioned...specs, what specs?
After doing this for 16 years, with the same company, I continue to be amazed at the number of 'options' that have to be added to even the simplest software over it's life to satisfy everyone and accommodate each new situation.
A good night to think on it, spend this morning tweaking, and version 2 is now ready for abuse!
My experience has been that salespeople will promise anything to get the sale and/or retain the customer.
Whether they tell you about the feature they promised is optional.
Your compliance however, is mandatory, whether or not if it is possible.
If not, it's your fault, not theirs.
It still aggravates me when I remember the time the CEO and VP called me to bitch me out for not having something done and then finding out the two of them had decided on a new feature and neither bothered to tell me about it, but they were steamed because I had somehow failed to read their minds.
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