Author: Eliott Sabryna

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It is quite ironic how widespread adoption of hardline anti-immigration policies gained major political support during the Age of Globalization.

Migration policies received little attention several decades after World War Ii in light of past racial actions taken by Hitler during his Nazi regime. However, growth in immigrant population that produced workers with similar and in some cases exceptional skills created perceptions of potential threats to the dominant group in terms of national identity, rights to welfare, and political influence. So much so that continuing increases spawned negative views and attitudes toward future acceptance of immigrants.

The 9/11 Attack added another aspect to the growing antipathy toward immigrants particularly to those coming from Middle Eastern nations. Muslim communities were being stereotyped as harborers, supporters or members of religious fanatics engaged in terrorist activities.

Moreover, negative sentiments received encouragement from major national leaders like Trump. The US president issued an executive order banning or restricting entry to the US, of Iranian, Libyan, Syrian, Yemen, Somalian and Venezuelan citizens.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison initiated a hardline stance against incoming refugees. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were one in saying that the application of the principles of multiculturalism to a nation’s migration policy only spelled failure.

What is Multiculturalism and How is the Principle Applied to Migration Policies

The principle of multiculturalism believes that people from countries with differing cultures, religious beliefs, and linguistic backgrounds can exist peacefully in a country where there is general acceptance, tolerance and respect for every cultural or ethnic group. A multicultural country constitutes the natural born citizens as the dominant group and the different migrants as the minority group.

In applying the principle of multiculturalism, there should be laws protecting the rights of both the dominant group and that of each sub-cultural minority, especially in practicing their beliefs and traditions. It is also just for minority groups to expect equal recognition for their contributions to the country, and at the same time perform the same duties and responsibilities carried out by the dominant group.

The country on the other hand, must institute relevant and timely policies that will address any applications for citizenship that will absorb minority group members as naturalized citizens of the dominant group.

Current US immigration policies mirror the shifts outlined by Catherine Dauvergne in her book “The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Society.” Ms. Dauvergne is Dean and Law Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at Canada’s University of British Columbia. Her literary works are based on her research work as a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, delving mainly on migration, refugee, Canada’s citizenship laws and policies, all in relation to the changing landscape of global migration.

As a citizen of a country that welcomes multicultural migration, it is worth mentioning that the politics governing Canada’s immigration policies stands in contrast to that of other major countries. The Canadian government considers its share of immigrants as significant, acknowledging their contributions in enhancing the prosperity of the country. At the same time, Canada encourages reuniting migrants with their family, and also offers refuge and protection to the unfortunates who have been displaced or persecuted in their countries of origin.

In citing the shifts in global migration politics mentioned by Ms.Dauvergne, we cannot help but relate the changes to the constantly evolving migration policies in the US. Where in previous administrations, the influx of immigrants was not a cause for concern, certain factors have brought on changes that altered immigrant status quo in the US soil.

Changes in Global Immigration Policies Outlined in “The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Society.”

According to Ms. Dauvergne, her writing aims to point out the past and present as a way of providing a bigger picture on which to build forthcoming modifications in immigration regulations. Here, she refers to Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand as “settler societies”, nations founded on large concentrations of immigrants that later called for the institution of migration regulations.

Asylum Seekers and the Global Asylum Crisis

The first shift occurred as a result of global asylum crisis. War and domestic conflicts in some countries had brought on asylum seekers to well-known “settler societies.” However, the constantly increasing number of asylum seekers had meant additional government spends, which more often than not, was not part of the government’s annual plans and appropriations.

The 9/11 Attacks and the Rise of Islamophobia

The September 11 attacks fueled anti-immigrant sentiments particularly for those coming from Islamic countries. As the US government asserted itself as still a major power to contend with, the so-called “War on Terror” was waged against Islamic countries suspected of harboring and/or conspiring with the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda.

In the US, heightened securitizations at airports and massive detention of Muslim immigrants rubbed off a sense of fear, or feelings of prejudice and hatred for Muslims in general, known as islamophobia.

End of Settler Societies and Loss of Multiculturalism

The events of the past, eventually led to the breakdown of multicultural ideology, in which every race making up a community is regarded as equals in terms of rights and opportunities. The policies that evolved thereafter became harsher, as in the case of those imposed by the Trump administration.

Ms. Dauvergne’s earlier observations turned out to be a foretelling of harsher immigration politics. As head of a country that was largely founded by immigrants, Donald Trump made clear his stance against multiculturalism; blaming immigrants for rises in criminality, loss of employment and acts of terrorism.

The way things are taking shape in the U.S. one would get the impression that Donald Trump’s presidency parallels that of a character in the Far Cry 5 video game. Considering that the game was developed in 2017 and released for gaming in 2018, it is apparent that storyline developers of Far Cry 5, drew inspiration from Trump’s political views on how to improve the country’s socio-economic conditions.

Anyway, the Far Cry 5 story revolves around a doomsday cult called Project Eden led by Joseph Seed. Seed is a sentient android, an artificial human that is capable of experiencing feelings, and devious enough to sow conflict between humans and androids. To sow discord, the cult exploits the impoverished conditions of unemployed humans, in order to gain loyal and fanatic followers.

Seed and members of his Project Eden consider the non-sentient androids and the humans who employ them, as enemies and therefore must be eliminated from their world. A plot that is not a far cry from Trump’s actual political actions.

Similarity Between Trump’s Agenda and Joseph Seed’s Goals

To Trump and his supporters, immigrants have been taking employment opportunities that rightfully belong to American citizens. His campaign promise therefore, included giving back to natural-born Americans, the right to take on jobs without tough competition. He promised introducing policies that will diminish, if not eliminate immigrants from the employment markets.

Now that he has become the 45th US president, Trump has made good on his promise by imposing new policies limiting the number of immigrants allowed to work in the US. Moreover, he has branded illegal immigrants as animals, using it as justification for the need to build higher border walls.

Trump’s political saga continues to unfold. Non-profit civic organizations and 16 American states have filed lawsuits to stop him in his continuous pursuit of substantial funds for his ambitious border wall project. On the side, the US economy is hurting because of Trump’s new tariff policies, which led to trade rifts between other countries, particularly China. Anti-immigrant and anti-semitic sentiments are also on the rise.

Far Cry 5 Review

Far Cry 5 received favorable reviews from gamers, as they found the game packed with actionable settings that first-person shooters find engrossing. The game offers a broad range of weapons that include non-shooting objects used in melees, in addition to a wide selection of sniper and assault rifles, sidearms, shotguns, submachine guns, rocket launchers, dynamites and grenades. Players can ride cars, trucks, boats, quad bikes, and helicopters plus a special tractor outfitted with front blades that can shred cultists to pieces.

The enemies are the Project Eden fanatics led by hard-to-kill underbosses. Incapacitated targets can be revived by fellow cultists, which makes the action scenes more challenging to handle. Players may even encounter cultists who appear possessed or intoxicated, as indicated by some cloud hovering above their heads. Such adversaries are tougher to kill than the ordinary ones as they take in lots of bullets; giving a player some measure of uncertainty in extricating oneself from a tight situation.

Playing could take endless hours of immersion in trying to liberate posts and in the main mission of capturing Joseph Seed. Far Cry 5 is too hard to resist, making it important for gamers to nestle in gaming seats that can provide them adequate and proper support. To find out if a chair in use is designed and built for long hours of gaming, checkout reviews furnished by GamingChairs.