There was a time when the United States were the world leader in almost everything good and prosperous. Other nations wanted to be our allies and our enemies trembled.
Then, it seems political correctness showed up and essentially tied our national shoe laces together while we were sitting down. Now, ever smart and economical thing we do is considered either racist, insensitive or just dirty winning (because it means somebody would lose, and that’s not ok anymore).
The rejection of refugees has fallen prey to that insane logic in recent years, and we’ve paid the price. One country hasn’t fallen into that trap though, and they’re not sorry, either.
That was an increase of one person on 2015’s refugee intake. The country approved a further 97 people for Japanese residence on humanitarian grounds last year.
Japan saw its highest ever number of applicants for refugee status in 2016, at 10,901, an increase of 3,315 compared to the previous year.
Refugee advocates have argued Japan – which has one of the wealthiest economies in the world – has a humanitarian duty to do more, especially given its shrinking population.
Government officials say most asylum applications are rejected because the migrants are actually trying to get into Japan for economic reasons, rather than escaping conflict.
So how is this working out for them? They have similar economic numbers to the United States with about the same percentage of its population living below the poverty level.
However, according to Nation Master, the United States has had a 37% greater increase in crime over the last 3 years and 6 times more drug use than Japan. The United States rape rate is 27 times that Japan per capita and our gun crimes rate is 148 times more.
I guess all of that is coincidence, and they’re just super lucky to have had a few very docile generations. I’m sure it has nothing to do with their immigration policy.