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Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.

Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.  

  By: rl53(Asgardian) on 8 May 2017, 1:33 p.m.

I believe that allowing refugees will somewhere down the line lead to people taking advantage or trying to destroy the nation. Asgardia should help in relocating refugees back to the country of origin or closest option, Asgardia needs to be united with the decision of refugee policy & it needs to be implemented strongly. We can not allow what is happening in Europe at the moment to become part of Asgaridians daily life or expect hard working people to pay for others that wont work, there could be strict rationing & taking in refugees will impact this & Asgardians will suffer, A country should be looking after their own citizens & it should not be up to another country to look after non citizens.

Re: Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.  

  By: Asgardian 3618 on 8 May 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Given that Asgardia has an 'open enrollment' policy when it comes to citizenship, there aren't refugees. There are just citizens and non-citizens.

WCD

Re: Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.  

  By: Zahira(Asgardian, Global Admin) on 9 May 2017, 7:02 a.m.

At the moment Asgardia has not yet been recognized as a state. So there are no citizenship status available, nor a place for a refugee to escape to in Asgardia for now. If you have any other questions let us know.

Re: Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.  

  By: IrishTnT(Asgardian) on 27 May 2017, 6:55 p.m.

If Asgardia is to form as a nation and we are to accept refugees. Considering our entry applications will become more stringent and secure, they should you classed as a minority group of 'Temporary Citizens'

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  By: ZhaoYiLi(Asgardian) on 16 June 2017, 6:06 p.m.

I disagree with rl53's views. If Asgardia were to become a place refugees could escape to, not allowing them entry would directly conflict with Asgardia's purpose and goals. In the About page the first sentence says that Asgarida is "open to all." And in the paragraph after it states, "Citizenship is open to anyone regardless of the country of origin, nationality, location, age, gender, sex, race, etc."

If the concern is them not contributing to society, then the solution shouldn't be blocking entry, it should be providing education and training to them so that they can help add to the community.

Of course, if Asgardia were to be a place that people can inhabit there would need to be policies in place. I just don't think we should deny someone entry because they're a refugee or they don't have the skills we need yet. But since Asgardia is only an online community right now, anyone and everyone can be a citizen and this won't be an issue until further down the future.

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  By: Asgardian 782185 on 21 June 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Additionally, should it receive recognition as a state, I assume membership in the United Nations would be the next logical step, at which point adherence to certain international norms and conventions would be expected if not required. Such bans stand in contravention of a number of such norms and treaties and are thus illegal under international law. I do not see the wisdom in requesting membership in the international community if one of the first steps would be to flout its way of life. 

Re: Strong Immigration Policy Needed - that all citizens need to follow.  

  By: Guillermo Roldan(Asgardian) on 3 October 2017, 2:41 p.m.

I know this is very old, but what you are saying is against the Constitution of Asgardia, which states that all humans are equal and can become a citizen of our Nation.
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