The recent riots in France got the right-of-centre conservatives in the freedom movement blowing very hard on their dog whistles. What is to be done with THE IMMIGRANTS (!!)? they asked in chorus. Why, they asked, in the name of all that is good and holy, do they have to break the furniture every time a hardworking, long-suffering policeman shoots one of them in the back? The poor policemen would much prefer to do the decent thing and shoot them square in the face but THE IMMIGRANTS (!!) make it exceedingly difficult by running away.
Interesting! I think any immigration is ok if the person actually wants to be in the country they arrive at. So an immigrant who has just fled somewhere horrible but who doesn't actually care where they are so long as it's not as horrible as where they came from is not a "good" immigrant. Which sounds wicked doesn't it? But people fleeing horrible places need whatever is making it horrible to be sorted out so they can return. Likewise, the ones who are economic migrants need to be taught a trade and returned so their country becomes better and people want to stay in it. Sounds heartless and incredibly naive but it would help both sides wouldn't it?