The Value of Immigrants; Economic and Otherwise


Calls for cuts in immigration from Shadow Immigration Minister Kristina Keneally were proposed as an opportunity to focus on empowering Australian workers.

However there are concerns that approaches like this have nationalist overtones, and fail to see the vast socio-economic importance of migrant workers in society.

It’s common for arguments in response to anti-immigration sentiments to focus on socio-economic benefits, but is it ethical to value people solely on their economic contribution?

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