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Omar fights stereotypes on Africa: Immigration is a win-win

Have you ever been to Africa? Does it seem like a completely foreign continent? Well it's not, as Omar tells us in the video "Migration, An Opportunity For All" by Alliance for Solidarity.

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In less than four minutes, this young Senegalese man successfully disputes the prejudice surrounding immigrants from a continent that is barely 14 kilometers away from us.

Omar has been living in Madrid for years. He risked his life to travel by boat to Spain and, because of the economic crisis and job scarcity, has been working odd jobs for a living ever since. Omar is also an actor and offered to participate in this video, produced by Calamar2 for Alliance for Solidarity and other organizations that want to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to and support our society.

The young Omar, who lives in the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapies in Madrid, reminds us in this video that immigration is wealth.He explains that our 'aging' country is rejuvenated by Africans like him who contribute to 6.6% of government revenue and absorb only 5.4% of public expenditure, that only 6% of those who come into Spain do so by crossing the fences of Melilla ... and also that the continued exploitation of African resources and land continues to impoverish his people.

Alliance for Solidarity works with and strengthens African immigrant organizations to help them improve their abilities to impact public (including immigration and asylum) policies.

We must listen to Omar. He explains it to us very clearly- African immigrants contribute much more than they receive in return. Yet, they still suffer from the racism and prejudice that plague our cities.

On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,held on March 21, Alliance for Solidarity continues to work with Omar and other Africans who, because of their origin and skin color, feel discriminated against in their right to be part of the global community.


2 Responses to "Omar sinks topics on Africa: With immigration win-win"

  1. Renato Salazar Edge says:

    Omar no hunde ningún tópico lo único que hace es justificar lo injustificable que es la inmigración ilegal, nadie esta en contra de la inmigración, en fin al cabo todos somos inmigrantes o descendientes de ellos, pero no todos somos ilegales, Si Japón o España tienen tendencia a envejecer es problema es de Japón y España, Omar debería enfocarse mas a solucionar los problemas de Senegal que es su país natal y no el de otros, es cierto que los inmigrantes ilegales aportan a la economía de los países a donde llegan pero no en la medida en que lo hace un inmigrante legal, desatando así una competencia desleal contra, por citar un ejemplo, un senegalés que fue legalmente a España por trabajo. Quedarse en un país a residir no es un delito, lo que si es un problema es quedarse y no regularizar tu situación migratoria, eso no es “una falta administrativa” es considerado un delito en varios países, no es como no renovar el DNI es mas parecido a entrar a una casa y decir que te quedas hasta la noche y al final te instalaste a vivir, los inmigrantes tenemos la obligación de obedecer las reglas del país que nos acoge nos gusten o no, y la primera que debemos obedecer y respetar es su ley migratoria. Cuando un inmigrante llega y no respeta las leyes lo único que genera es odio no solo a el sino por extensión a los demás connacionales ya que se les asocia con “falta de respeto a las reglas”, “indisciplina”, “irrespeto” y un largo etc.

  2. Arantxa says:

    Aporto al debate:

    -Ninguna persona es ilegal
    -Los problemas de España y Japón en la aldea global tienen que ver con los problemas en otros países. No se justifica la mirada nacional en el mundo globalizado.
    -No tener papeles no es delito. Es más, el sistema se aprovecha y enriquece basándose en estos sin papeles, por eso les interesa tenerlos.
    -Los españoles que están quitando el pescado a gente como Omar en Senengal si son culpables de que emigren y no él.
    -No hay muros que puedan contener los sueños. ASí que busquemos otras soluciones.

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On the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, migrants like Omar remind us all of the prejudices we must overcome.


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