How should refugees be housed? It’s one of the most pressing questions facing the towns and cities tasked with resettling refugees across the European Union. Critics argue that drawing from social housing stock to house refugees will create resentment, as locals feel that refugees and asylum seekers are unfairly “jumping the queue”.
So, what’s the solution? We recently heard from Bristol City Council in the UK, who say that they do not want refugees to take up social housing, and are instead relying on a network of private landlords. Could this approach work in other cities? Obviously, at a certain point such a scheme would be unsustainable. But if the programme was distributed across the European Union, could it offer a way forward?
In order to take a closer look at the local impact of the refugee crisis, we recently launched our ‘Cities & Refugees‘ project – aimed at fostering a Europe-wide dialogue between citizens, refugees and asylum seekers, NGOs, politicians, and European leaders. The emphasis will be on connecting local, everyday life at the city level to decisions made in Brussels and national capitals.
This week, we’re looking at Milan, Italy. In January 2016, the city of Milan announced that it would be paying a monthly stipend of 350 euros to every citizen willing to host a refugee or asylum seeker in their home. Families are then given a training course in how to host, and are interviewed by a psychologist to determine their suitability and compatibility with the person they could be hosting. The programme is currently a pilot scheme, being funded by the Italian government.
Curious to know more about Milan’s scheme to pay families to host refugees and asylum seekers? We’ve put together some facts and figures in the infographic below (click for a bigger version).
We had a comment sent in by Oot, who suggested that the cost of housing refugees should be covered by the European Union (which would mean a bigger budget for Brussels). But how would this housing ? Could the EU (or individual Member States) follow Milan’s example, and pay citizens to host refugees in their private homes?
To get a response, we spoke to Alberto Mossino, President of the Migrant Integration and Welcoming Project (PIAM), an Italian NGO working to support refugees and asylum seekers, including with housing issues. How would he respond?
There are two points to make on this issue. The first is that, when refugees arrive in Italy, the government normally puts them in a camp. Life in the camps is very, very hard. The quality of accommodation in the camps is not good. There are hundreds of people living together, having just arrived in Italy. Under such conditions, it’s very difficult for refugees to start to learn what life is like in Europe; to start to assimilate and enter into our culture.
If, however, the refugee go to live with a family that have a normal European life, they can learn more quickly. Also, the family can be the agent of empowerment, because they can help support the refugee. This can accelerate the social empowerment of refugees in Italy and in Europe.
Second thing, many of the families that take refugees in their homes are immigrants. They are people coming from Africa or other regions. They know how difficult it is for migrants entering European society. They know how to integrate. These are the people who can train the refugees best about Europe. And these people are not alone, because there are organisations like ours who help to support them.
From the point of view of welfare policies, many people who take refugees come from a lower socioeconomic background – particularly as many are immigrants themselves. It’s not rich people hosting refugees, it’s poor people. And it’s often difficult for them to manage everyday. So, if we sponsor them with some money, they can live better, and this can help fight poverty.
We put the same question to Matteo Bassoli, co-founder and member of the board of Benvenuti Rifugiati (‘Welcome Refugees’), an NGO that matches refugees with Italian hosts. What did he think of the scheme being piloted by Milan and other cities?
It is a good idea. Our main aim is not to cover all the needs of asylum seekers with our domestic, free-of-charge hospitality. We are very happy if public institutions enter offer payments to families. I think it would increase the fairness of the system for two different reasons.
Firstly, it allows families with more limited economic means to host in their houses. Secondly, it changes the nature of the relationship between the host and the guest. If it is free of charge, then the perception from the host might be: I am the good one, and I am hosting you here, so please do not bother me.
If everything is contractualised within a public scheme, the guest can have a clearer understanding of his or her own rights, and also be less dependent on the host family. Because, one of the main drawbacks of the voluntary scheme is that the asylum seeker or refugees are in a position of less power as opposed to the family hosting them…
Should governments pay people to host refugees? Would that create a more equal relationship with hosts? Would it help fight poverty, and better support the integration of refugees into society? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below, and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!
Why should I be paid? I would do it even if I’m not. People are first people and then they have nationality or religion. ;)
So you already do, right?
In BG its not legal to do so. Otherwise if they create a good system of getting a refugee in, I would be part of it.
Yeah yeah, it’s easy to brag about “what i would”, and still relax in your comfy chair.
There are people being paid with European money to deal with this case. What population on a certain area with a refugee camp can do is either just accepts them and don’t discriminate them or abuse them, or do the opposite. We don’t live in a society where everybody have to be ultra active about everything they believe in. I do support migrants of any sort and my opinion enough is still something so those people can have it their way in my country. Its simple – by having an opinion you are giving the legitimacy to someone with professional skills to do the work.
I personally don’t have a problem to help if they create the needed institutional tools so that I can easily, without wasting countless hours at the police for example, to be able to help somebody. Because even though I have all this compassion for other people, I still have my own business to do.
Alexander Tsankov , so you would be happy to receive someone, even if you know he is a fake refugee. What if it turns out to be a jihadist, I assume you would be happy to, right? Jihadists and terrorists are also human, you would be happy to have some at home.
There are multiple ways to see if a person is mentally okay. A lot of psychological tests can show such connections. The same way as I conclude that its safe to have a walk in a public space – I have to trust the institutions whos job is to keep the places safe. You can never be sure that your neighbour is not a serial killer, but by showing kindness you may secure that at least you are a human being. Dangers are always there.
Well said – it’s time BG and other EU beggar nations took up the slack given their rampant de-population since joining the EU.
Refugees, NO! But there are primary economical migrants in EU! In fact the refugees are still in their neighbours country. And it would be good to offer better living conditions in the camps there.
And the best solution for refugees would be a safe zones with UN protection in their own countries!
Absolutely, encouraging people to travel here under dangerous circumstances is a bad way to deal with the problem.
Everyone is human. But the people should not suffer for the decisions of incompetent politicians. You want to stop refugee tides? Start at the source.
Refugees from Europe, like Italians who had lost homes in the aftermath of recent earthquake or Ukrainians fleeing Russian aggression – it would be a pleasure.
However, middle eastern and African people illegally crossing the border from a another safe country are not refugees. First and foremost they should be put in jail, after serving sentence they should be deported with no option to ever come back.
In short, Australian system should be implemented in EU.
Yeah, but wouldn’t imprisoning them be a waste of taxpayer money? They would get food and shelter then get deported and then repeat.
Gli italiani non lasciano la loro terra per il terremoto , vogliono gli strumenti per restare che gli sono stati scippati dalla UE e la UE pur avendo gli strumenti se ne infischia di questo popolo PAGANTE .Con una mano prende i soldi dagli italiani e con l’altra ci pugnala ammazzandoci .
I agree, I can help refugees from Europe, but I would never accept migrants from Africa. This is not an option for me.
Indeed in my country is very difficult to find an apartment for migrants because the majority of people are against them. There is another problem that almost all apartments are in a private possession so our government have difficulty to finding apartments to hire, people offered just about 50 flats in the whole country and just a few are appropriate.
Not ALL African asylum seekers are economic refugees!
They are all yours, enjoy.
No, but all those who shout „refugees welcome” should be FORCED to host them and make sure they behave themselves, otherwise they will also be found guilty if their beloved teary-eyed terrorists commit crimes.
You assume every refugee is a terrorist so I assume every romanian lives on the street and is a criminal. Ary you happy now? :)
You will never see a romanian blowing up an airport. And those who live on the streets are NOT romanians, they are GYPSIES! And belive me, we would like to get rid of them somehow… but we can’t do it cause it won’t be “ethically” correct…
So take one of them in, if you’re so unbiased :D
Christoph N. Hotep These thieves are mainly gypsies.
No, but I wouldn’t put anyone else up either as I like my privacy too much. Just me and my husband in our place, everyone else can shove off.
Christop, we can also say for Germans that they are terrorists, but we know that you have Germans of German origin and that you have a lot of immigrants of second, third generation with German citizenship.
It is a big difference. All Europe knows who likes to play with bombs, so no one would say Germans are terrorists even if they have German citizenship.
The same is in Romania, Italy, GB, Sweden………..so, you don`t need to be very bright to know that.
We have problems with criminals from Romania in my country too, but I must tell you that now I know that they have nothing in common with Romania, I think that they are Gypsies, but I`m sure that they are not Romanians, they just have theirs citizenship, but they even don`t look like them.
In August I have been there, for the first time in my life and it`s beautiful country, we were very very surprised, completely different what we have expected. And people in Romania look very different from people coming in my country.
You really should visit that place.
In my country we have the same problems with Albanians and Kosovars and as I know you have the same problems with them in Germany. And a lot of them are criminals, my country gave them asylum and now they are our citizens. We all know that they are different, we recognize them immediately but outside my country they are just our citizens.
So, it is everywhere the same.
But I must tell you, we are very small country and we have about three hundreds migrants from Afganistan, Pakistan, Morocco, syria, Algeria, Nigeria etc., included women, families, children, but we have a lot of problems with them, from fighting, drinking, stealing, rape, setting fires, attacking with knife….
So I understand that people don`t want them. Maybe we just get the worst, but statistic is terrible!
I have been in Munich few months ago and this is not Germany anymore. I feel much better in Romania and I really advice you to visit that country.
I just think “Poor Germans” with all that migrants and you even don`t have freedom of speech. It must be terrible.
If gypsies from Romania commit crimes in the UK, they are called Romanians.
Perhaps the racist bilge you and your like spout might have something to do with the perceived criminality associated with Romanians that happen to be gypsies?
are you J O K I N G ?!?!?
Yes …. if I had the space to put a family up, definitely
Good because there is about to be another invasion from Turkey.
Thank god we are leaving the barking mad EU.
No but every citizen of the Schengen area should be forced to take at least one for free, maybe then they will understand what the fools in Brussels are doing in their name.
Better, all these fools in Brussels should host them, they’re paid enough!
Ivan a me risulta che il tuo Paese è uno di quelli che va cacciando le persone dalle loro terre . Come fai a parlare non si capisce ! Nel momento in cui il tuo Paese la smetterà con le sue prepotenze allora potrai parlare con ragione. In questo momento dovresti sentirti un attimino in colpa se hai coscienza …….
They are all yours, enjoy.
sai Ivan , questo “divertimento” lo conosco ecco perchè dovete smettere di cacciarli dalle loro terre . Questa gente se sta bene a casa sua non se ne va da li ad invadere le case degli altri . Loro stanno bene nella loro terra se gli viene permesso di starci bene . Dove passano gli inglesi , gli americani , i russi e i francesi anche i francesi di casini ne hanno combinati abbastanza , hanno rovesciato governi……gli africani ma anche la primavera araba , avete VOI combinato un caos mondiale ( gli inglesi comunque nella politica estera sono i peggiori , senza scrupoli ) e ci stiamo rimettendo tutti. Dove passate VOI create scompiglio, guerre , povertà , odio portate ODIO . Per favore fate ordine nella vostra politica estera , cosi è impossibile continuare , non potete per sempre sopraffarre popoli e fare da padroni in casa DEGLI ALTRI con la forza dell’esercito o con la forza della finanza . Possibile che i morti e la disperazione degli altri create da voi non vi pesano mai nella coscienza ? Dicono che siete freddi nel cuore …..bhè scaldatevi un pochino e diventati più umani . Quando una politica è brutta lo è anche il suo popolo che elegge una certa politica e se siete forzati , come siamo forzati noi adesso, cercate di correggerli e se non lo fate siete complici. Non potete gettare la pietra e nascondere la mano, la mano l’abbiamo vista tutti e prima o poi quella mano va in cancrena se non si cura
quello che mi hai fatto vedere sono gli effetti di una politica errata. Eliminate la causa e finiranno gli effetti
Ivan a parte queste cose che ti ho detto ,sono solidale col popolo inglese per la Brexit e spero sia rispettato . Mi dispiace che tentano di bloccarvi , si sapeva che lo avrebbero fatto e non è finita qui per voi. Su questa questione vi auguro di cuore tutto il bene possibile sincero.
Thank you and no worries, we are leaving the decaying EU no matter what the traitors do. :)
It does not work this way. First we need to seperate real refugees from the rest. Then send the rest back whrere they came from. After that find out the exact numbers of real refugees, the place they want to go, and ask the citizens of these countries if they are willing to provide housing, for how long and how much.
The rejection rate is almost 80% (Eurostat) but hardly anyone’s going back. I think that’s a core problem.
That is too logical for the Brusselles top dogs to understand. The fools prefer risking the cohesion of the EU just to please their pet migrants. Irrespectively of the fact that the vast majority of these newcomers are fake refugees and get their asylum applications refused in due official procedure.
No, I wouldn’t.
i rifugiati da cosa scappano ? I rifugiati sono troppi e vuol dire che qualcosa non va nel sistema mondiale . I Potenti che cacciano le persone dalle loro terre sono dei prepotenti , sono detestabili nell’opinione pubblica. Tutti noi sappiamo chi li sta cacciando senza fare nomi .Dovrebbero vergognarsi e sopratutto devono smettere con questa follia scellerata .
Refugees fleeing from what? Refugees are too many and it means that something is wrong in the world system. The Powerful who hunt people off their land are bullies, are detestable in public opinion. We all know who is hunting them without .Dovrebbero names ashamed and above have to stop this wicked folly.
“Families are then given a training course in how to host, and are interviewed by a psychologist to determine their suitability and compatibility with the person they could be hosting”
Instead of this they should put the same effort into training the refugee in how to behave in their host country and have them interviewed by a psychologist to determine their suitability to be hosted by a family who may have young children…
Who is checking to see if there are any jihadists amoungst these crowds ?
If I had a empty apartment? Why not? We are all human beings, ofcorce if the government was to pay for the rent I would asked to be prepayed at least one year’s rent just to be sure because I have no trust on eu or the Greek government
You think exactly like your traitor government: selling out Europe by letting all the invaders in and free to go to the rest of Europe all payed by FMI, Soros and co. … You would sell out your own mother for money… This is the new Greece…
You’re ready to sell your country for money?! Stop Islamisation !
Ainhoa Lizarthey are leftist so romantics and without…borders. Most of us we want only Yezidi and christians refugges that muslims crucified or sell them not all these migrands without papers. buy Erdogan puts million of muslums with children on boats. Its very difgicult to stop them. Thats why we call Nato forses to block the traffickers- criminals murders
Tamara Jegorov ho is selling his country? When you have a apartment for rent you ask for the religion or the political beliefs of the person of the person who is going to stay in your building? I thought this was a thing from the 3d Reich
Παυλος Χαραλαμπους Then you were wrong. Nazis persecuted people on the basis of their ethnic or religious backgrounds. Absolutely unlawful. But the requirement of checking the true identity, past and perhaps criminal background of someone who is unknown in the country is just precaution. Or do you think anyone can just go to any hotel in Europe and sleep comfy without showing his passport or despite he is wanted by Interpol? :-) Why should you as a private owner of an apartment be less safe from international criminals than a hotel owner?
Eva, am not so nive, I mean ofcorse we need to know wat is the background of any person that seek asylum in our countries, that’s is our governments job, also our governments should find proper places for these people to stay, it’s for our own good, we don’t want ghettos because ghettos are the birthplace of radical political ideologies like the radical Islam. It is sad but it’s seems like are politicians are not so…. Brilliant.. In the old days they would knew what to do, for example in 1922 kemal s troups started the genocide the Christian population of Turkey, Greeks Armenians kapadokians and others was fleeing to the Greek islands son in a mater of days the population of Greece became 10%bigger hundred’s of thousands of people seak homles and hungry ..in few months came another 3 millions peoples, the country was destroyed from the war and the government had only few weeks to do something before the winter.. Their was politicians that was proposed to let those people die seens the country was destroyed and the government had very limited resources, but the government choose to do the right thing, the prime minister believed that if the government doesn’t do anything these people would become ” Bolshevist ” so he made a agreement with the USA to give loans to the refuges and believed or not it worked in a matter of years Greece had it’s very first heavy industries and places that used to be wastelands became farm lands and the country “jumped “from the 19th century to the 20th in a decade.. Kemal ataturk few years later asked venizelos (prime minister of Greece) if the refugees are causing any trouble, Venizelos anwserd back ” the refuges are a blessing, even if you want them back I want give them to you “..that a great man’s words that’s is the kind of politicians we need.. Venizelos was a real nationalist a soldier that knew what is the best for his people 😉
02/07/2017 Jon Beech, Director of the Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN), has responded to this comment.
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Παυλος Χαραλαμπους who are you kidding? I’ve been to Nisos Xios, Lesbos and the Mac border. These people don’t want to stay in your country.
Ivan Marko of course they don’t want,how wants to leave in a tent?
Ivan Marko from your name it seems you come from the ex Soviet bloc am I right? You probably don’t know or choose to egnore the fact that in the 90s western Europe was filled up with people from the east. People like Albanians were coming from countries that law and order had complete collapsed for example Albanian prisoners was given their freedom because simple the state couldn’t feed them!! The migration from the east was the biggest in modern history, bigger than the refugee wave from Syria..
Παυλος Χαραλαμπους no – they don’t want to stay in your country because your economy is collapsing. Germany on the other hand… :)
I’m from Croatia and believe me that I know what was happening during the 90’s ;)
Well that’s also true, it will take more than 30 years for the Greek economy to recover if is ever going to recover, we don’t disagree on that ,but if we don’t do something as a union the union it self is going to collapse and I don’t think that is something we wish, history is here to teach us something, I don’t say it’s easy ,I don’t say it won’t take heavy policing tactics, but we have to think long term, we need a common strategy 😉
No. Absolutely not. Illegal immigrants should be rounded up and deported to their countries of origin ASAP. The EU should accept only legal immigrants and refugees who fit the criteria defined in the UN Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
I hosted a refugee for a few nights, but was then advised by my commune that it was ‘not advisable, and not to do it again.’
I think people need to stop this idealization and denigration of refugees. First of all no one is obliged to put anyone up, whether paid or no. Second, you need to think about your circumstances, your vulnerability and failing that, who would be most compatible. I would be wary of having a lodger (yes hosts have been bumped off by their lodgers), or hosting any type of stranger. Most are fine. Refugees are not all the same, neither are they demons or angels, they have very specific needs too, and some are very traumatized, some have very different values and so on. So I do think refugees could be housed or billetted but I think more thought needs go into it. At the moment I would be more disposing towards the refugees in Amatrice living in tents up in the mountains while winter approaches.
This article states clearly what everybody already knew. “Refugees” are just a business for some people to get lots of monay at the expenses of taxpayers.
That depends on whether or not I’d be allowed to look into that person’s background and would know FOR A FACT that it really is a person in need of help, running from actual oppression and violence and not some economic migrant shopping around for welfare benefits with no desire to integrate and no respect for the host country’s system of values.
You know, like any sane person would, especially at a time when so many politicians, in their race to outdo each other in virtue signalling, seem to have gone insane.
Yes..yezidi and assyrian christians the idigenous population that muslims barbars kills them. Of course some muslims are familiars cool and ideligent like suffi but most of them hates other religions and races.. thats why they murdered all christianity in middle east and we dont feal safe. Of course they have Christianofobia and they burn or put animals in churches.But europe has no religion anymore…some Leftist Trotskists with their ideology they are atheist and they dont see any danger… or they want it
No bribes are illegal. Refugees are not welcome. PS I am an atheist and I don’t want any backward religion in Europe.
Is it only Christian West’s responsibility to house Muslim refugees-for what sin of theirs, and not that of the Rich Big spacious Muslim countries?
To be perfectly blunt, no. Let the Saudis take them in.
In Canada, the people house and welcome them without any pay, I saw, give them clothes, and teach them English as fast as they can, and they cook and eat together, and give them paid work to do, as soon as possible, etc.
There is a very cautious system in place in Canada. The official authorities select the best of newcomers. Only people with double-checked identities and no criminal background can stay or get into contact with Canadians. Those people are safe to be hosted. It is OK. The human and civil rights of both newcomers and Canadian citizens are observed and safeguarded very well. The EU should learn from Canada.
Refugees – ok, but not illegal economical migrants.
If I own vacant flat,yes yesss yes.ya si ,igen ouiنعم.
Oh i see you learnt in Hungary :-) was surprising :-)
Of course not! What a question.
You ‘politicians’ or whoever wrote this, you are there to solve problems and not create them.
Illegal immigrants remain illegal, and it should never even enter your mind to ask whether people would accept an illegally immigrated person, no documents, no past history, no security checks, nothing whatsoever. And you expect people to accept them in their household or even let them enter your country!?
Most of them come from countries like Nigeria where there are no wars. On the contrary, Nigeria is a wealthy country.
Europe should resolve the refugee problem, created by us, in the countries of origin. It would be less expensive and the people wouldn’t have to leave their own land, friends and families!
Yes…if I currently had the space to accommodate, I absolutely would! In the past I housed two people fleeing Iraq. The opportunity to help was enriching and a humanitarian and moral duty.
But would you make any exceptions?
I’m not completely against helping – I’m just against helping those who aren’t willing to help themselves (like the young men [18-30] from Nigeria or Somalia).
Iz Newton , thank you! Your reply goes someway in renewing my faith that as a society we can think critically and in a joined up manner!
Ivan Marko , thanks, but do you have any idea what is going on for minorities in the said countries.
Christian Weale in the balkans or greece? Germany maybe? Italy?
And do you know what the “minorities” do to the majority in those countries? :)
Feel free to launch anything. Nothing worse than an activist turned hateivist. Trust me.
Ivan Marko , not sure what you are implying?
Christian Weale I’m implying that I’m fully informed (mostly because I was an activist helping them) about what and how they behave – especially the young men from Nigeria and Somalia and other african countries. They’re not used to democracy and do not respect it. Wherever they came they soon started to enforce their own ideas of law – mostly on weaker then themselves (women and children).
Full of puns you aren’t ya?
NO. NOPE.. НIET. NEIN. NON. NEM. NIE.
The greatest part is illegal. The answer must be negative
do you know what happens at home with them??? they are mainly Young and like sex…
do you like that they disturb and even rape the woman – daughter or wife or else – who lives in that home???— herey it alread happened more than once!
wtf are you talking about crazy woman ????? seek some help please or educate yourself…theyre just like you and me……
Micaela Malosso no they’re not – stop pretending that we are all the same! The only thing that makes us the same is the fact that we are all human beings and should learn how to act as such. Everything else is completely different … unless your parents and other ancestors danced by the bonfire for the last 500 (or more) years.
Does that mean you will take some of the next wave of migrants from Turkey ?
No not from that country.
But the question was if … and what kind of people?
Ivan Burrows They will terminate that deal anyway. They will be very angry, as they will be refused as a new would-be member of the EU. They will not have the visa requirement lifted, either. Termination of the agreement will be Erdogan’s revenge for refusal. Sure thing. The question is only when it takes place.
For me personally, I’d say no to anyone who I couldn’t communicate with. It’s a basic need of cohabitation that you can speak to each other. Also, I’d be reluctant to let in someone over a certain age, mainly because I feel a child would be less likely to pose a danger to my daughter than an adult, and they may even become a good friends. Whereas without knowing the person, a strange adult being able to spend time around my daughter is always a concern for me. Even children though especially given the trauma of being made a refugee and the different upbringing up to that point would possibly result in dangerous situation. Then there’s the fact that letting refugees travel here is not a good way to act. We should be dealing with the problem at source, maybe then the Mediterranean wouldn’t have bodies lining it’s shores if we’d not have encouraged them to come here.
No, I would torture them…
You’re a shining beacon of humanity then aren’t you?
I would instead help a homeless of my country.
Over my dead body I will ever host of one of those pseudo immigrants in my house! Thank you very much but they should stay were the come from as I have no intention to suicide my self!
I would instead help a homeless of my country.
YES !!! If i have the means, I dont need to be paid, I just need them to be well
Well, do you have the means? Are you willing to feed them, buy them clothes, pay for the meds, give them money for rent?
Dont comment YES, if you dont even have the means
No, thanks. Paid them, for returna.
just read all the negative comments “ill torture them” “pseudo immigrants” ….whats wrong with you guys?? youre all so lucky to have been born in a society where you have opportunity, dmeocracy (or the illusion of it) not war…….shouldnt we share that??
I dont know on which planet do you live,but its time to wake up sunshine cuz world is a ugly place.These so called refugees who label themselves as children aged 10 are actually 18-25 yrs old desert barbarians who thinks girls are things to posses and are 0% civilised.My country (Croatia) was pulled into civil war and we had our refugees fleeing but they had few things in plastic bags and they were all children with mothers,man was left behind to defend the country unlike this sick bastards.Wake up and see beyond propaganda.
Yes brate Staraj.
Why not share – I would. But will they value it? They’re not used to it… so…
Ok go in saud arabia
Silvester Staraj so you experienced the same thng in your country and you are still against helping them? or just cos theyre from another ethnic background than yours
Micaela Malosso pulling ethnic background? Trust me – they’re closer to our ethnic background (I’m a croat) then you are.
Silvester Staraj a ti se konju nauči koristiti engleski jezik prije nego komentiraš nešto – ovako ispada da si totalno neobrazovana seljačina i samo potvrđuješ ono što oni i ovako misle o nama – da smo sitnozuba stoka. Ako ti treba pomoć tu sam na raspolaganju. S poštovanjem.
Micaela go host one yourself, when you get raped, dont complain to us
We warned you
It takes two to tango. Some people are grateful if you share your wealth with them, and refrain from harming you, but try to help you when you need it. These are civilised people you can trust, host and help without getting harmed yourself. But civilisation is not born with us, it is acquired through education. People lacking proper education are not civilised. There is no guarantee what they can do to you. Bunuel knew it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0-zq5P9t2M
Ithink its funny that there are 2 guys in this reply thread that have tried to scare me with rape…..youre the uncivilised ones……
Micaela Malosso scare you? Well; the possibility gets higher when you introduce hundreds (or thousands) of young and testosterone filled males to any community.
You don’t have to believe me – just take a look at the statistics of EU countries (be careful because some states have a very flexible definition of “rape”).
They threw us out of Africa in the 60’s just because we were white people, our grandfathers and fathers had built their roads, their hospitals, their schools, their trains, their electricity and their towns, we were born there, but they tried to kill us because we were white and we just had to run letting everything behind us. Why for heaven’s sake would we welcome them while they consider us as dogs ?
Absolutely correct. It’s a fact a lot of people forget – we may had our differences and used them as slaves – but we have paid the price and repented for that. They still think that we owe them something and that the bill has not been paid in full.
Oh such benefactors! Wonder why they throw you out from their country! But tell me, how come you your father your grandfather happened to live over there? Did they invite you?
Do we invite them ? They didn’t invite us, we don’t invite them, everything’s fine. We have separate destinies.
Valeria Tancredi as I said – how long do we have to and what is the price that we have to pay for our sins? Introducing them to technology and saving millions of lives is obviously not enough?
i would host refugees if no stupid bureaucrat can tell me how. why pay me? give the money to the refugee? she or he can pay me then.
Wrong and biased question.
Haven’t we left we/ them dictomy behind? This is the way things won’t get better or easier…
And what do you suggest to make them better or easier?
Normal people are ready to help other normal, law-observing and benevolent people. Never mind why they need help and where they come from. Perhaps their homecountry was devoured by war, like Syria. Perhaps their homes perished in an earthquake in Central Italy. Perhaps they sufferred a lot from the hands of an abusing spouse. It is our duty to help somehow. The problem is not this. The problem is that the millions of people who currently come to Europe illegally are seldom genuine refugees from war-torn Syria, as they claim. The vast majority of them are not from Syria. And they notoriously fail to present ID documents, so nobody can know who they are and what their background is. People are ready to share their homes with people who are benevolent. But nowadays even serial killers can come illegally into the EU, and seek asylum. The only normal answer to this is no, thanks. Unidentified people with unknown backgrounds and former lives present a huge risk to all and any family.
Beautifully said and absolutely correct. Most of the people crossing the med are from other war-torn countries such as Nigeria and Somalia.
Terremoto Italia centrale ??? Forse dovresti capire che l’Italia dà alla UE 10 denari e ne riceve 7 e su quei 7 ci viene ordinato su come spenderli e il terremoto non è in quella spesa. Nessuno della UE sta dando niente all’Italia su un disastro naturale anzi ci tolgono e basta beni e ricchezze per cui non dobbiamo ringraziare nessuno del buon cuore e nessun italiano si sogna di lasciare la sua terra per il terremoto dunque non dovete ospitarci. Meglio lasciare la UE che la nostra terra
tutte le nostre spese sono ordinate dalla UE ,COI NOSTRI SOLDI e si trattiene quasi la metà RUBANDOCI . Sai la UE ha deciso che dobbiamo ospitare gli orfani stanieri. Ci prende i NOSTRI soldi e ce li rende in parte per questo progetto. Al di fuori di quel che approva la UE non possiamo spendere i nostri soldi. Ti sembra bello che gli orfani italiani sono abbandonati e i soldi italiani crescono orfani stranieri ??? Le nostre strutture sono piene di questi orfani stranieri e gli orfani italiani sono abbandonati .La Ue è un incubo terribile di ingiustizia e non vediamo l’ora di chiudere questa esperienza terrificante . Ah i tecnocrati della UE ci stanno costringendo di mettere in Costituzione italiana la UE per legarci mani e piedi in eterno . Il nostro sarà un NO e sarà sempre NO in qualsiasi modo ce lo proponga. Ci toglie il governo e ce lo mette un altro per farcelo passare ma il nostro continuerà ad essere un NO
I would instead help a homeless of my country.
A great answer :) well done. Instead of helping our own we’re supposed to help someone who is in absolutely no way related (and doesn’t want to be) with our mindset or culture.
Ok, so you’ve already put a homeless person up then? Wow how noble of you.
Mmmm, tough one I must say..
Ja ne mislim da je baš tough ali ajd :) na koliko im cjenimo glave? 100$ po glavi po danu? :)
A pa slušaj, daj šta daš xD
No. I have nothing to do with these people, nor do I want to.
And people can be illegal, we don’t have borders for nothing.
Yes I would, I’d take one or two small children into my home if I could for nothing, the poor little kids did nobody any harm and are always the first to suffer, what’s wrong with you people, have you no Christianity in your lives or hearts, most of you sound like you would feel right at home in I.S.I.S..
No, never. Me the have stolen enough
Yes, and no need to be paid. But i would fear the bureaucracy of it all.
No. Nein. Niet. Nie
Really, there’s no money that can guarantee me and my family that one of those men (especially the kind of men that hail from Nigeria or Somalia) will not try to enforce the rules from his country in my backyard or our streets – no amount of money (or a person – including politicians) can guarantee me that. I’m not a cold-hearted person really, I’d accept the women and the kids because they’re usually being treated like cattle in their own countries (I’m speaking about African and Arab states) which has to obey the alpha-male shepherd. As for the young and fit guys? I’d give them guns and send them off to fight for their own country to prove that they’re men – the only way they’re proving they’re men in Europe is by groping and beating women. #Cowards
Would you be kind enough to elaborate on that? Why not? What do you think would happen? I’m not against you – I’m just suggesting that you should formulate (express) your opinion so it could be heard.
Because they are nothing to me and why would I risk my children and wife’s safety with these marauding invaders that on mass have proved themselves nothing but trouble .
Stephen Pockley thank you. That’s exactly what I think too.
If they came directly from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, etc I would. If they were crossing the Mediterranean and all the way up to France, HELL NO. Those people are not refugees.
Unfortunate but completely true.
This has becamed an industry as well. Where is the thoughts for humanity? Kindness…
YES, I would be Happy to !
Would you be kind enough to explain why?
Refugees Go Home … no housing here
Of course not. I’m totally against it.
I would host them without money because there is some fact the above people that hate refugees cannot quite grasp : these people could have been us and may be us in the future
Would you be kind enough to explain as to how could something like that happen (to you)?
Refugees of climate change, due to rise of sea levels and fast declining of the fresh water resources, misuse of pesticides and other agricultural treatments, deforestation, due to the rise of aquatic temperatures, death of krills and algeas, disturbance of o2 production mechanisms etc etc. I can count hundreds of details but the bigger picture is, nature is a dynamic system and disturbance in one mechanism will eventually affect the whole system. And people will migrate simply to survive, just like fleeing from the war they did not start. It is not even that far, that’s why colonization attempts of extraterrestrial lands and clean energy promotion is a staple part of every news letter available.
What she is saying, is that noone in this crazy world is exempt from war, wherever you live.
Pepe Le Pew sorry but most of the stuff you actually mentioned have no anchors in the real world.
Do you even know the history of the wars in the African continent (including the colonization?) ?
Do you know about the never-ending wars that started shortly after the “white men” (the “colonizators” : yep it’s a dumb word and mispelled – I know ) left that continent?
Please read a few articles (or books if you’re feeling capable) about Africa and return.
@Ivan, I think what Pepe is saying is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Frankly the wars in Africa have 0 bearing on what Pepe was saying. What Pepe was saying is if Europe had some existential crisis causing people to flee for their lives would you not wish the people of Syria to treat you like a human being rather than to call you a rapist, thief, illegal invader? For me personally I feel what’s happening in Syria and other such places is being dealt with poorly, these people don’t need to drown trying to get to Europe, we need to be sending help to them. But I still say Pepe Le Pew’s argument is valid under other circumstances. Mostly it seems the people who object to refugees hide behind the horror stories of the bad element that’s been allowed to sneak in as an excuse to not give a care for other people in need. If you truly object based on that they may be illegal emigrants disguised as refugees, will you take a homeless Italian family in then? Have you been to the streets at night and offered the homeless a bed or sofa for the night? If not stop pretending you’re a decent human being with genuine concerns rather than just an uncaring person with the view that “I’m alright Jack”.
depends on who.
Well, should we rather not ask this question to EP/EC individuals? Since they impose legislation and policies, they could as well implement it themselves.
I agree with Daniel
No i would rather put em in a boat and send them back to their country, because 55% of them are not even from syria
they come from Afganistan, Africa, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, etc. They are beautyful monkeys. They are NOT migrants, but natural born killers. Migrans. arabs, muslems are NOT welcome in Europe.
I’d accept the kids and women and the elders without any question – we have to help those people as it’s not their fault. But the fit and strong males? Now that’s a different story. I’ve been in Greece, Syria, Egypt and Turkey and I can say – those are not “poor children” as some of you believe – most of them are strong and fully fit for military service. Not to mention that a lot of migrants are usually black (no racism intended) and Syrians and Iraqi people – are not black.
Not only most, but exactly 89% Males between 18-49 years, according to UN’s refugee statistics
The people come from 148 countries and about 33% are Syrians. See Eurostat for data.
Stupid american hawks of the Pentagon and Europe destroyed the countries where the refugees come from. Before the destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria we never had problems with deaths, misery, destruction, terrorism and refugees influx. Now we have to pay the price. We have no right to complain about refugees.
I clandestini dovrebbero andare in Francia e negli USA!!
Is it our fault? Why not ship them off to the States then? Why do WE (in Europe) have to pay the price?
Ivan Marko Because we are contributing militarily with the stupid americans to exterminate countries.
Antonios Forlidas our “contribution” (i mean the EU states) is minimal but we still take the full burden of caring for the refugees. Ship them to the States – let them sort ’em out. It’s their problem not mine.
Ivan Marko European countries are bombing and exterminating with the americans the countries where the refugees come from. We have our responsibilities so we have to take care of them, because they are our victims.
Antonios Forlidas I’m not sure which EU state actively drops bombs in Syria, care to point it out for me?
Ivan Marko You may find some indicative lists here:
With 90,000 orphans, good question.
No money in the world would make me do it.
mandiamo i clandestini dentro le sedi del parlamento europeo
Get f##### !
Never in my life
As a temporary stop gap and wouldn’t need paying.
Well ….. what to say … I would say … No !
Aki hivja tartsa el
Who invited or let them in, should host them and pay for their care.
We pay taxes, isn t that enough ?
Obviously not. Some people think that these people will assimilate and adapt to our way of life which is complete and utter nonsense.
Even more dramatic , I think, is that somebody is constantly manipulating people (and I mean all European nations) to believe that public must involve, like each individual should feed, host, care for the refugees, personally….
Offer our houses and money and …do charity work, save them from the sea,……
I feel so manipulated and irritated because I can not cure and heal and feed the whole world…..still media…or smbd else is trying hard to make us feel guilty
But we are not.
Who invited or let them in?
Paying citizens to dissimulate Europe’s weaknesses is, in fact, a crime against society
No I’m not a treacherous scumbag.
NEVER! i totally don’t like to see in my country muslims and africans!
I’d deport them.
never. anyone who take them in for money, should be treated as a traitor.
Not gonna happen!
People from the ex communist countries should not talk. Because they learned the word Democracy just a few years ago.
I agree, coming from Slovenia, ex Yugoslavia.
We don`t need that kind of Democracy you offer, where we are not allowed to speak like you are suggested.
And we don`t need that kind of Democracy where others order us how many migrants we must accept.
Belgium is one of the worst migrants countries in Europe, full of terrorists, ghettos. We don`t have this in my beautiful country and if this is the result of yours Democracy I`m sure we don`t want it. So, just have yours terrorists, migrants, ghetos and Democracy. And of course take all these migrants, because no one in my country wants them and we prefer to have our Democracy, not the one you offer us.
Why would they be paid? If someone wants raprfuges they should host and pay for them by themselfs.
Well for the not unreasonable fee of half a million Euros a month,I suppose I could squeeze a couple of them into the back of the toolshed.
But don’t expect me to feed them,i’m not a charity,i’m just in this for the money.
It depends on the “Refugee”…….
if he/she doesn’t follow/ believe in Sharia Law and accept my own way of living Life, if he/she respects my values, my morals, my conditions and doesn’t have criminal record, as for exemple, involvement in Terrorist Organisations, being Communist, etc etc….
Than it would be ok to think that possibility….
What’s the problem with being a communist?
Graça Soares, lool! Being communist? And neoliberal? No?
Who made these people refugees? Why do they come from 77 nations? They are not all at war, they are TROJAN HORSES, coming into EUROPE to destabilize it, to change the culture, destroy society, steal our homes, and pollute everything they touch. With a religion which requires them to kill anyone not of the same faith. ARE YOU ALL CRAZY OR WHAT???
No, not crazy. Also not buying into the anti Islam rhetoric that you’ve clearly been sold. Maybe a small percentage of Islamist worshipers are of the opinion the west is their enemy (and frankly, with people spewing out the comments I see on this forum they may have a point!) but that number is small. I’m absolutely certain that hardly any of them, if any at all are wanting to move to Europe with the purpose of taking it over. For a start, what would be the purpose? If they replaced European cultures with their own then all they’ve gained socially is colder weather. Secondly, you seem to think of the Islamic following as some form of single entity rather than being made up of individuals. For your argument to be valid, everyone of the Islamic faith must want to overturn Europe. What is far more likely is individual people, who are told Europe is a place of tolerance and acceptance with good living standards and job opportunities and no wars are wanting to move to Europe for the personal benefits such a move would give them individually, or as small groups (familys etc.) not unlike when the UK saw large amounts of EU citizens move here, they were legally allowed, and the hope of better circumstances for themselves drove them to come here. We in the UK are getting some very nasty insults aimed at us because we decided that amongst other things, uncontrolled Immigration from the EU was not something we wanted. And now I see everywhere on DE debates comments by people on mainland Europe posting comments akin to the worst outbursts of the most bigoted of the UK population regarding immigration and I can’t help but think, what a bunch of hypocrites!
For example, I’m in Vienna: In the cities it is an issue of lack of space. It is not a matter of being paid or volunteering to host a refugee or a refugee family. Many people in my sphere feel the same.
We are restricted by living space.
In a vital pinch:
Obviously, we have “body space” to where a person could be sleeping on the couch and several people on the floor. However, it becomes logistically challenging with bathroom usage, cleaning, storage and breathing room.
This is not a Muslim argument for many people, as a few argue above. It is about living space.
So, for my family…we have volunteered as a showering place for refugee females and females with children. We volunteered during the refugee arrivals. However, if we had the space it would not be about payment.
Thank you for asking.
PS: I hope you ask other questions, as well. I have a list of them; however, these are questions and answers best understood in academic, institutional and governmental environments.
Speaking to the public is generally negative due to the lack of foresight and forecasting.
Riki, interesting- doesn’t your last sentence insinuate & suggest you may consider yourself not part of “the public” but a notch or two above and better than the general public? And- please, feel free & lets hear your “other question”.
What is this next layer of society called? Who are “they”- who deem themselves better or more enlightened? Are they imbued with a higher degree in education, human empathy, an elevated (global) political wisdom- or maybe local naivety or personal overestimation? Do you equate or compare “the public” to a (vulgar) mob (“Poebel”)- or?
Please explain & let enlightenment into the hearts of “your public”- which you seemingly dismiss as not relevant or not authoritative (enough) on such matters.
Not under any circumstances. I am not mad.
First, as already mentioned here, there are two kinds of migrants.
The first kind is for economical reasons in the EU, the second kind of migrants has fled for war.
No one should be allowed to host these people except qualified people.
Because these people have lived under extreme heavy conditions, no one can easily understand.
The very best thing to do was offer shelter in their own neighbourhood. But Merkel decided to invite all to Germany.
NO NOO NOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
I wonder what would have happened if AFRICANS would have said such a huge NOOOO to your grandparents in WWll.
Or you guys don’t even know that thousands of Europeans fled to Africa.
It was a HUGE mistake that was not worth the price. FU%^ my grandparents!!!!!!
Merkel asked for them so Schengen can keep them, all of them.
That is a stupid question… paid by whom? My own government using my own tax money to pay me?
Europarlamento. Mondo. Lestero
“Paul X November 2nd, 2016
“Families are then given a training course in how to host, and are interviewed by a psychologist to determine their suitability and compatibility with the person they could be hosting”
Instead of this they should put the same effort into training the refugee in how to behave in their host country and have them interviewed by a psychologist to determine their suitability to be hosted by a family who may have young children…”
I have nothing to add.
Make difference between refugees and economic migrants.
I would help of refugees,/ if there are any refugees/ freely but excuse me most of these peope are illegal immigrants and they should be deported in their own country or in Turkey. Lets not be stupid!!! Just remove your rose glases!!!
So all the Syrians, Iraqis are illegal immigrants! who just fled their country crossed oceans lost their kids most of them even drowned and came to Europe for what exactly? Or did you egoistic European forgot how your ancestors fled to AFRICA in both world wars. And most importantly what happened to your humanity is it that hard to feel and think for 10 minutes why are these people running ?
No. Have you screened them? Do you know if he is a rapist, serial murderer, pedophile, or even a yihadist, returning hugable ISIS member? True refugees should be taken care off, in controlled and well supplied refugee camps, not spread all over Europe. We have plenty of cases where it has gone bad. From rapes to murders to murdering their host’s and beheading hosts childrens. And those are the ones we have heard of, because both the left media and left wing governments cover up the mayority of acts committed by refugees/migrants. So, you want to play russian roulet?
Unfortunately Brussels does not care, only their ever closer union dogma matters to them.
Ivan Burrows Oh Breitbart… a very trustworthy media, of course! ;-)
As trustworthy, or more than the liars at many “legit” liberal media outlets. Which don’t even report these things as not aligned with their biased liberal views. The same media that states it’s our fault that muslims commit terrorist acts in Europe. Because you know, we are racist and offend islam. Yeah, that legit mainstream media.
Even nowadays even EU idiots (by the way it is probably the last day I’m using this qualification, because as far as I know tomorrow same idiots going to vote that speaking against politicians will be equal to terrorism so since Monday I’ll be a dangerous terrorist in the eyes of the bloody MEP cretins) …
However even the idiots in EC admit that over 60% of the incoming people are economical migrants so there is no place to speck about refugees!
We faced similar reactions during the holocaust. Isn’t that funny?
Refugees in Europe where they were born!
War refugees coming through legal ways are welcome to my house for free (the question is stupid anyway, I’m going to get paid with my own tax money?!). But the majority of people coming to Europe are not war refugees, moreover they are coming illegally and many countries are already suffering the severe social consequences of it. So Merkel can keep them all in her backyard, I’m sure it’s a big one, just like the mess she created when she open the doors wide. Possibly the worst and most dangerous decision by any politician in this century. I’m not surprised this moron made it….
Couldn’t agree more!
You forget that most of our contrymen/women who went to France in the 60s were illegal too.
People are not illegal, but actions they take may be, like illegally crossing the border
You must be kidding. In Europe they’re no longer refugees. Real refugees are in refugee camps. How about you? Have you done it? There was enough time to do it, wasn’t there? If not yet, would you do it if you were paid? Please, answer this question by yourself. Don’t look at others. Otherwise, it’s just hypocrisy….
” In Europe they’re no longer refugees. Real refugees are in refugee camps.” You must be kidding, right? You know nothing about international refugee laws! Get yourself informed instead of saying such things online!
Carla Guerreiro – In Europe most of them are immigrants and I mean the latest wave of illegal immigrants who are called ‘refugees’ by some … and they have arrived who knows where from, with a bunch of potential terrorists among them – admitted with no real security check/ precautions.
Only war refugees and families. Not a sole young male soldier. Economic refugees and plunderers not!
No, is everyone crazy or what?
What about you?! From where and living where ?
Yes, of course!
First I’ll stop our industry selling them weapons.
This debating Europe page is clearly stupid. They are obviously obvertly biased but pretend not to be with a stupid name
Whats biased about this question ?
The picture and every other picture they post of their articles lol
And the facts it’s not debating whether or not refugees should be accepted or not but if governments should pay people to house them or not
BIASED and I didn’t want to open that damn article… thanks a lotb
Here is a question to ask, can the EU pay and support 65,000,000 UN refugees ? Is migration being used as a political tool by say SA who accept no refugees? Does the EU represent Europeans or the idea of a One World system?
Definitely not. I would even pay for their deportation back home.
Their home is a hole in the ground. Now what?
When the russians invade lituania, we will not accept you and you family. We will build a wall around your country and deport those who escape and leave you and you children to starve to death.
Ângelo Do Carmo Like you did 50 years ago? Nothing new here.
Jean-Pierre Rosa Then how the hell they get 5000 dollars to pay smugglers in that hole in a ground?
Dear Vytautas, I visited your contry once and I loved it. However, after reading your comments, I hope it will be invaded again by Russia.
Carla Guerreiro – Dear Carla, I’m sure you would speak different words if you had been born in Lithuania. Do you know any Lithanian terrorists or Lithuanians who emmigrate to another country and not assimilate or obey the host country’s law and respect the country’s tradition? Isn’t it why most Europeans are afraid of the latest immigration crisis caused by unreasonable, undemocratic Merkel immigration policy?
A real refugee?
Sure. No problem.
Instead of these poor people becoming refugees why don’t we do our utmost to stop them being refugees? ?, stopping the trafficking of human beings asking them to pay an exorbitant price for a “safe passage”. Why don’t we use the money to keep them in their own country and resuming a normal life ?? Why don’t we fight immigration rather than the immigrants ???
To keep them in their own country where they might die in a split second???? Don’t you understand that they don’t have a normal life anymore??????
I do understand I am afraid that their lives are shattered. Are they better off in other countries where they are forced to live in inhuman campsites (Calais jungle for instance and numerous others) and also felt unwanted and unwelcome. If the world stopped fighting for power this will not happen. Also if we were more vigilant and combat terrorism this will leave a better world
“Are they better off in other countries where they are forced to live in inhuman campsites (Calais jungle for instance and numerous others) and also felt unwanted and unwelcome?” At least, they don’t risk their lives, although they aren’t supposed to be in camps, even in Europe (because there are international laws about refugees that should be applied). The only way to help them to get a normal life in their countries is to stop wars, but it seems that no one is interested in it.
Listen to the news ( foreign radios and tvs) and you can make your mind up then
Regarding their safety in the various camps. Also having them shifted from 1 place to the other and asking them to queue on a daily basis for monrhs to get their papers stamped to become legal is that not horrible ???? Yes you are right no one wants to stop wars, too much financial interest for the various countries and worldwide supremacy involved. It is mankind and heads if states that should fought.
It cant work such absurd Plan – only can destroy ower Civilisation …
Host?!?!?! Are you fuc%en MAD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
You are f****ing insane!
Depends on the refugee.
Has anyone asked the refugee if they are keen on being put in someone else’s home they don’t know? What you are asking is whether people would be willing to foster. Will it operate in the same way? As most people wouldn’t foster or adopt a child one can hardly be surprised that the response is the same for taking in refugee’s. I am sure some leftist will say people’s rejection of the idea is based on racism. Unfortunately they miss the point. People don’t even want to live with they person they chose to marry … why do you think we have a housing crisis in the first place !!!!!
NO!!! I am am not in these fears for all of them are bastards, but who knows, may be I will get one of 90% bastards from this huge immigration mass.
Only of same religion….i am sure this is what many think but don’t say it.
Absolutely No !!
Even if Europe dont pay money. they have always offered me help.
And then you should ask yourself why the far right is rising in Europe !
No I wouldn’t
The fascists are growing and you are making such a stupid question?
Stop the exodus, educate and integrate immigrants, stop building guetos in big cities, teach them what Europe is, make a immigration policy, show some work. Wake up!
Are you sure they are willing to be taught and accept European values, respect European cullture and obey Europian law?
Barbara Szela Lesniak , no I’m not sure. But we have to try (because humanism is an European value): if they are not willing to be taught and learn, we will have a foundation to send them back. The policy of one opportunitie. Take it or leave it.
Rui Estrela de Oliveira, seria bom que você lesse algo sobre o Alcorão.
Vicente Silva Tavares, a sua presunção é infundada e ignorante. Sabe lá o que li ou deixei de ler.
You don’t build ghettos, the people you put in them make them ghettos
Will you accept Italians as refugees?
yes, only women and children.
if you pay me and they will clean my home and clothes – welcome
Let me comment the last news in Portugal: 11 Eritreans came to Portugal under the EU program. They have been placed in an accommodation in Albufeira (Algarve) while waiting for the final placement. One of them raped a female vagrant who spend the life singing at the streets in exchange of coins. The attack was so violent that he broke her jaw, broke her nose and kicked her head violently. A foreigner tourist saw the bloodshed and went to catch the Eritrean. After a long run he caught it and deliver him to the police. Meanwhile the women is in coma in the intensive care at the Hospital. News like this are reported in Germany, Sweden etc. Is this what you mean? To receive people in our homes that have no minimum respect about women (please read the Quran about it), the ones that call us infidels and kaffur? Should we receive people that believe God (Allah) dictated rules like to convert or die? Should we receive in our homes people that want to kill us? You, that write this post under anonymity please, give the example, open your doors first.
as much as everyone feels for all stranded refugees out there …its is reality that these people have somehow got accustomed to the scavenging way of life …it is however quite unsafe to house a complete stranger in your personal home as they may steal from you …not because he or she is ungrateful but because it has become the “norm” to most of these people …if i am however paid for housing a refugee i believe it is only ethical for me to be compensated if i possibly find myself in a situation where i lose valuables.
why should i not house a refugee if i am paid to do so
I would do it even if I wasn’t paid but I certainly do have circumstances. First of all, they should actually be “refugees” as in that they needed to leave their country because of dangerous situations. Second, is that their background is thoroughly checked and that they hold no extreme beliefs against me or my lifestyle. Third, is that they’re female (or a young boy) because I’m a young female living alone and I don’t want to risk my safety. Fourth, is that it is temporary and they would actually want to go back to their country as soon as the danger is cleared up.
Wait a minute here! Why take in refugees, there are plenty of homeless families in America that could be taken in. If you want to sponsor a family, sponsor an American family.