Thierry Baudet is a Dutch author of 12 books and the founding director of the Forum For Democracy, a Dutch thinktank and political party which has been a member of the House Of Representatives since 2017.
He also serves as the party’s parliamentary leader.
Mass immigration refers to a significant influx of people from one country to another in a relatively short period of time.
One of the main concerns is the strain that mass immigration can place on a country’s resources, such as housing, healthcare, education, and social welfare systems. An increase in population without adequate infrastructure and resources can lead to overcrowding, longer waiting times for services, and increased competition for jobs.
An influx of immigrants can also lead to increased competition for jobs, potentially driving down wages for both native-born workers and existing immigrants, possibly triggering more reliance on government assistance, leading to a burden on taxpayers.
Importantly, mass immigration leads to cultural clashes and difficulties in preserving national identity, social cohesion, and shared values. Crime almost always goes up, for example.
Japan has traditionally had strict immigration policies and a relatively low acceptance rate for immigrants. Japanese people prioritise maintaining cultural homogeneity and permit limited avenues for permanent immigration.
Singapore has stringent immigration policies aimed at maintaining a small population size and managing population growth. The government imposes quotas and criteria for different types of visas, such as work permits and employment passes.
Singapore also emphasises skill requirements, something many Western countries don’t do.
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