According to figures by the United Nations, there are approximately 258 million migrants around the globe representing a nearly 50% increase over the last 17 years. The latest numbers were released on Monday, which was International Migrants Day.
As The Boston Globe reported, these figures include those who “left their birth countries and now live in other nations.” Also increasing in percentage are those migrants moving into “high-income countries,” rising from 9.6% in 2000 to 14% this year.
The Globe added:
“Reliable data and evidence are critical to combat misperceptions about migration and to inform migration policies,” said Undersecretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin.
In 2016, all 193 UN member states, including the United States under President Barack Obama, adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. It said no one country can manage international migration on its own.
The countries agreed to implement well-managed migration policies and committed to sharing more equitably the burden of hosting refugees.
It’s easy to assume that with numbers increasing as they are, a mass of people totaling the entire population of the United States will be tabulated over the next few years. Surely among them are those who wish to do others harm. We’ve seen how other countries have poorly handled migrants and refugees so far. What are they going to do with even more? But as long as open borders means more voters for progressive leaders, it’s going to be “Come one, come all." What's a few terrorists, right?