The world doesn’t have a migration problem, but rather a “hospitality” problem, according to Jacqueline Bhabha of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
In a wide-ranging September 24, 2018 interview with WhoWhatWhy, Bhabha, director of research at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and professor of the practice of health and human rights at Harvard Chan School, said, “The fact of crossing a border, the fact of migrating per se, is not a problem. What is a problem is the way we receive certain types of migrants, the resources we make available to them, the political concepts that we have as we receive them. … We are failing in many cases to answer the acute humanitarian and human needs that migrant populations have.”
Bhabha called the Trump Administration’s recent policy of separating families at the U.S. Mexico border “unprecedented in its barbarity.”
Listen to or read the WhoWhatWhy interview: Migration expert slams ‘barbarity’ of Trump policies
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Separation at the border (Harvard Chan School feature)
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