3: Immigration is Hard

Immigration is actually tough. It’s not easy to leave your friends, family, network, and social capital you’ve built up. Added to that, there is already a complicated process that exists, yet many want to make it more difficult. Let’s not focus on extremes, and instead elevate what makes immigration important and necessary. Washington Examiner: Birthright Citizenship Helped Make America Great Yaël Ossowski: The Case for Open Borders and Free Immigration Charlotte Observer: Don’t kick out the Dreamers, Mr. Trump PanAm Post: The Difference between Expats and Immigrants? It’s Passports, Not Race podcast.yael.at

Now is the time to uphold the Schengen agreement

By Yaël Ossowski | September 15, 2015 | CapX The current refugee crisis represents a moment of great stress for the European project. A plethora of voices are calling for change, but now is not the time to forsake the freedom of movement enshrined in the Schengen agreement. In the last few months, the surge of refugees, mostly from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, has strained the resources of many European countries. This weekend, the panicked German Interior Minister called for the border with Austria to be reinstated, in order to stop  15,000 people entering Germany in a single day. At […]