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March 21 - Japan and Haiti

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March 21, 2011



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0321.shtm



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1. Comment: Japan And Haiti - The recent 9.0 earthquake in Japan

(fifth largest in the world since 1900) and the ensuing tsunami

have wrecked havoc on the towns on Japan's northeast coast. Since

the casualty figures from those towns still number in the

hundreds, and since those towns were about 90% destroyed, the

official count of 20,000+ dead and missing is likely to be

revised upward significantly as the weeks ahead unfold, perhaps

into the 50,000 to 100,000 range. As sad as this destruction is,

this does not represent a catastrophe for immigration purposes,

in terms of needing a US government immigration initiative - in

other words TPS for Japanese nationals would not be wise. On the

other hand, the Haitian situation, even one year into the

earthquake disaster there, constitutes an ongoing immigration

crisis for the US, and necessitates a generous benefits policy,

here's why:

1) The Haitian calamity of 2010 caused over 200,000 deaths,

making it one of the top 10 natural disasters of all time.

Japan's disaster, by contrast, would not even make it into the

top 10 of the last 100 years,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters

even if the death toll in Japan rose to 100,000. More

importantly, in terms of the percentage of the population killed

(Japan has over 12 times the population of Haiti, hence at least

12 times the ability to recover), Haiti's misfortune is about

2,500% of Japan's on percentage of population grounds alone. Add

to this the fact that the GDP per capita in Japan is over 30

times as much as in Haiti (we are, after all, here comparing one

of the world's richest countries with one of the poorest). This

gives Japan the economic wherewithal to absorb the blow, a luxury

that Haiti lacks (indeed, economic analysis of the tragedy in

Japan shows minimal economic impact). To put all the above into a

nutshell, Japan can take care of itself, Haiti plainly couldn't,

and still can't.

2) Of much greater import from an immigration viewpoint,

even should Japan and Haiti be evenly matched in terms of

population and wealth, it is the distance from US shores that is

dispositive in determining US policy. A humanitarian crisis in a

nation a relatively short boat ride away constitutes an immediate

concern, one in a nation at the other side of the Pacific is a

lot less significant. As proof of this point is the fact that to

this day the US Navy and Coast Guard continue to cordon off

Haiti, to prevent "boat people" arriving on Florida's shores, no

such deployment will ever be necessary for Japan or any nation

situated far away from here. Distance matters in real life, and

hence in making US policy. Haiti's is by far the more serious

disaster as seen from US shores.

We are pleased to note that USCIS, from the highest management on

down, rose to the challenge for Haiti (we are still concerned

that all benefits fees were not waived for TPS applicants). On

the other hand, ICE has recently decided to go back to business

as usual in terms of removing Haitians. With two wars under way

in Asia (the current, Republican, Secretary of Defense recently

counseled against getting involved in Asian ground wars), and

with offensive action under way in North Africa, our national

policy on cordoning off Haiti is regrettable. USCIS, at least,

can claim credit for a response in Haiti that America can look

back on in pride, and more importantly, one that directly

supported vital national interests.



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Terrazas for Migration Policy Institute

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