I get what you’re saying, but think about the assumptions it rests on. You’re starting from the assumption that it’s OK to restrict movement for the poor but not for the rich. Because the poor might, shudder, want to make a better life for themselves by migrating.

The moral position is that Sampath from Keells should be able to migrate if he wants, and you should be able to travel. We all deserve to be free.

Your logic is how the system perpetuates itself, it lets the rich out if they agree to hold down the poor. The answer is solidarity.

I’m not talking about minor tweaks to our immigration or visa systems. I’m talking about open borders.

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