- industrial pollution that contribute to climate change that leads to an increasing number of migrants
- geopolitics leading to conflict and war
- rich-resource countries facing poverty and conflict due to foreign interests
- double standards via-a-vis democracy and human rights if economic interests are too high
In short there is a shared responsibility to address the problems related to migration.
A Jewish voice about migration
In the following section you find a text written by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks from the United Kingdom, where he refers to the Torah when writing about the Stranger. It is an example of another language, a sacred language that strengthens and deepens the language of justice.
"There are commands that leap off the page by sheer moral power. So it is in the case of the social legislation in Mishpatim. Amid the complex laws relating to the treatment of slaves, personal injury and property, one command in particular stands out, by virtue of its repetition and the historical-psychological reasoning that lies behind it: "Do not ill-treat or oppress him, for you were strangers in Egypt." (Exodus 22:20).
“The Torah asks, why should you not hate the stranger? Because you once stood where he stands now. You know the heart of the stranger because you were once a stranger in the land of Egypt. If you are human, so is he. If he is less than human, so are you. You must fight the hatred in your heart as I once fought the greatest ruler and the strongest empire in the ancient world on your behalf. I made you into the world’s archetypal strangers so that you would fight for the rights of strangers – for your own and those of others, wherever they are, whoever they are, whatever the colour of their skin or the nature of their culture, because though they are not in your image, says G‑d, they are nonetheless in Mine. There is only one reply strong enough to answer the question: Why should I not hate the stranger? Because the stranger is me."