. . . (migrants) are “exceptional people”. Over centuries, . . . , it has been immigrants and refugees who have been part of the alchemy of any country’s success: they are driven, hungry and talented and add to the pool of entrepreneurs, innovators and risk-takers. The hundreds of thousands today who have trekked across continents and dangerous seas are by any standards unusually driven. They are also, . . . , fellow human beings. To receive them well is not only in our interests, it is fundamental to an idea of what it means to be human.
reading in the Observer today