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I am an immigrant from Uganda living in the United States
while waiting for my asylum application
to go through.
Migrants do not enjoy much freedom of movement
in our world today.
This certainly applies to those who are desperate enough
to navigate choppy and stormy seas in boats.
These are the risks my cousins from West Africa and North Africa face
while trying to cross over to Europe.
Indeed, it is a rare but fortunate opportunity
for a migrant to address a gathering like this.
But this also signifies what often is missing
in the global debate over refugees,
migrants and immigrants,
voices of the disenfranchised.
Citizens of many host countries,
even those that previously welcomed newcomers,
are uneasy about the rising numbers of individuals
coming into their countries.
The immediate criticism is that the newcomers upend the stability
of social welfare and employment in their countries.
Uncertain and skeptical citizens look towards politicians
who are competing against each other to see who can claim the prize
of the loudest voice of populism and nationalism.
It is a contest of who is the toughest on migrants,
the most willing to impose travel bans
and the most eager to propose projects in building walls.
All these restrictions simply address symptoms of the problem,
not the causes.
Why are they coming?
Migrants can share perspectives,
if only politicians would be willing to listen.
In Dubai, I chronicled injustices and inequalities inflicted regularly
on the migrant labor force.
As a result, pressures from the governments
of the respective countries
led to me being forced out of my career as a journalist in the Middle East.
I was deported to Uganda,
where economic deprivation puts everyone at the risk of starvation.
I fled Uganda to come to the United States
in the hope of sustaining a voice for my brothers and sisters
who experience a more serious plight as migrants.
My father told me he was not happy about me writing a book
that risked deportation and unemployment.
He had been diabetic for many years when I still worked in Dubai,
and my salary was always sufficient to pay for his treatments.
After I was expelled,
I could not afford to sustain his treatment,
and even in the last days of his life,
I could not afford to take him to a hospital.
As I carried his body in my hands to lay it in the ground
in June of last year,
I realized I had paid a profound price
for amplifying my voice.
The act of speaking up against injustices that are multilayered is never easy,
because the problems require more than just rhetoric.
So long as gold mines, oilfields and large farms in Africa continue to be owned
by foreign investors
and those vital resources are shipped to the West,
the stream of African migrants will flow continuously.
There are no restrictions that could ever be so rigorous
to stop the wave of migration that has determined our human history.
Before border controls can be tightened
and new visa restrictions imposed,
countries that have long received migrants
should engage in a more open discussion.
That is the only practical start for reconciling, finally,
a legacy of exploitation,
slavery,
colonialism
and imperialism,
so that together, we can move forward in creating a more just global economy
in the 21st century --
one that benefits all.
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【TED】ヤシン・カカンデ: 難民を巡る世界的な議論に欠けているもの (What's missing in the global debate over refugees | Yasin Kakande)

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Zenn 2018 年 5 月 7 日 に公開
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