The issue of immigration reform has spawned a whirlwind of debates across party lines, and both parties have articulated merited concerns. Fact is, however, that the world does have a responsibility to refugees who are fleeing deplorable living conditions within their native countries, whether those coming to America or resorting to other parts of the globe for safehaven…

Refugees, children or adults, should never be deported or returned to crisis countries. The United States should neither bare the burden alone of caring for all or too many of  those who permeate its borders or endeavor to do so, particularly not at the expense of employment loss and scarcity of resources for native citizens. Those responsibilities should be proportionately shared with other developed nations. Accordingly, the only deportations that should occur are those during which some refugees would be transferred to any of a list of developed and thriving nations that they’d have to choose from that would provide emergency shelter, food, and resources for them, up to and including education and employment.

Notwithstanding, immigration reform should not only be concerned with whether or not to rescue refugees. It should be concerned with addressing or fixing conditions that compel significant sects of individuals to leave their countries in quest of better lives.

Essentially, a wholesome strategy of immigration reform would consist of viable and implemented plans of and for industrialization of source countries of refugees. This would include expansion of existent, especially major companies, like WalMart, McDonalds (with healthier menu items), etc., for example, into those countries, and development of other business, all of which would provide jobs and resources to local citizens.

Ultimately, and seeing that the issue of immigration reform is a global issue, funding for the care of refugees should also be a global matter, or one of many issues that merits formation of a formal international government that would not only tax all nations, but would provide much more in resources to those in need of development and those that provide immediate/emergency care to refugees.