What exactly defines us and what is our role in Europe ?
A clear paradox is the belief; “home is best !”
Is this the truth felt-reality for most migrants ?
From conversations ,the majority are in a “double prisoners“
status , trying to re-define the answer to the confusing question:
“WHERE IS HOME”?
Home normally relates to the place where one lives and resides
permanently .However,the majority of migrants, especially those seeking
asylum or those denied refugee status , they have no place to call home.
Why is this so? They are not fully grounded, accepted or established as citizens
This is a very pathetic situation I believe it is the inherent right of a person on this planet
to be seen and heard and accepted as of value and worth.
Every human being is sacred and this acknowledgement is NOT an utopian idea but a
valid conscious awareness that we should mentally adapt for the sake of global peace.
No person deserves any form of a violation of their dignity.
What then is our role as migrants ? Our attitudes should be based on the behaviours
of conforming to the rules and laws of our host countries. However,migrants, too
deserve the right to be allowed to integrate not only through language, political and
cultural education, but they should be given the opportunity to earn a living through
employment or as employers.
Employment is magnifying in that it allows persons working to take dutiful responsibility
for their own personal cares and that of their families as well.
Whole integration should also equal full migrant participation over issues pertaining
to their being or development. Migrant inclusion is lacking at the parliamentary level,
social and media platforms such as television table debates.
Migrants do not want to be spoon fed !They need to be recognized as mature,capable.
intelligent , people capable of giving back to society. Representation need not only be
limited to non-governmental organisations, charity or church groups, since there is a
whole diversity of professionals or ordinary persons with great potential and
unexploited skills and talents stagnated among these minority groups.
The aim of this article is to bring out these suggestions since they are of benefit to the
economy and growth of the host countries ;It is “a win-win” situation for both
Universal inclusion is an attitude of oneness in our hearts , minds and actions.
“If someone is hungry and they ask you for a piece of bread do not give them a
Deportation ; for example,except in criminal cases is not a poistive answer. It is a cat
and mouse game that does not deal with the causes and solution.Instead,it continues to
benefit the mafia and modern-day slave traders as they continue to exploit in the trade
of our children, young men and women and babies.Let us stop the long talks over
cups of hot tea, coffess and warm lunches while debating on how to to severely tighten
the deportation laws and or building stronge and higher walls.
The migrants also has a rightful role is to search for safety and a dignified life !
To fight the weak and helpless is to give more power to the mafia and terrorists!
Our duty is to listen to the crying voices of the victims of our own man-made crisis.
In our co-authored book:The Perfect Migrant and Celebrating Diversity published by
Diversity Cultures Publishing a number of us speak out of our individual journies as
migrants.Our stories seek to authentically tell the deep emotional side of our lives.
Get a copy on Amazon and walk with us!
Charity Wairimu Ngugi Latz