According to Soros, lack of an effective asylum policy leads to an escalation in the number of refugees to unmanageable levels that can even cause a political crisis. The European Union should accept its role in propelling this crisis and find ways to manage it. The member states have turned their back on the refugee crisis and focused on their selfish interests.
Response to crisis
According to the Marketwatch article by George Soros, the European Union should design a comprehensive plan that will be used to handle the refugee crisis. The plan should streamline the process of resettling the refuges in an orderly manner. The plan should handle even the asylum seekers who are beyond the borders of Europe. The plan also published on nybooks.com must reflect the ability of Europe to absorb refugees.
Features of a comprehensive plan
EU should accept a million refugees yearly. The cost of financing this venture should be shared among the member states. Every refugee should get $16,800 for two years to cover education, housing, and health-care cost.
EU should be the leader in funding Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan to take care of four million refugees residing in the countries. The Union should encourage member states to participate actively in the funding process.
EU must establish a migration agency as well as a refugee camp. It must put in place a strong Border Guard. The current refugee system is expensive and inefficient. The EU must establish safe channels to transfer refugees from Italy and Greece. Safe avenues should be put in place to reduce the number of refugees using the dangerous Mediterranean route.
The EU should use clear and precise operational and financial plans to set up global standards for treating both migrants and refugees. Additionally, the EU must seek support from NGOs, businesses, and Church groups to sponsor the integration of over a million migrant and asylum seekers. The funding should be used to set up IT department to handle the refugees and the sponsors. This article was originally published on Marketwatch; http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-heres-my-plan-to-solve-the-asylum-chaos-2015-09-29
About George Soros
Early Life and Education
George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930. His parents were Elizabeth and Tivadar. He is a survivor of Budapest battle that took place in 1945. In 1947, He relocated to England to live with his uncle and advance his education. The London School of Economics admitted him as a student of philosophy immediately he landed in England. George Soros was able to balance his studies and still work as a railway porter as well as a waiter. He graduated from the college with both bachelor’s and master’s degree in Philosophy in 1951 and 1954 respectively.
He established Open Society Foundations. Towards the end of April 2014, his net worth was estimated to be $26.5 Billion. His started his career at humbly by serving as a trader and an analyst for companies such as Wertheim & Co and F.M Mayer. He has launched successful businesses that have an amazing global presence. He is an active philanthropist who funds community-based organization and champion human rights through a network of foundations called Open Society.