Common decency of human responsibility and civility suggests that empathy and hospitality be extended to the stateless and the displaced peoples of the world.
Yet, in recent times, hospitable governments, upon exercising humanity's favor to the stateless and the displaced, have paid a steep price as their powers have either been lost or dwindled.
Migration has become the hot-button issue of these days. National challenges to migration from Germany, to France, to Greece, to Hungary, to the United Kingdom (UK) to the United States (US), to Italy, to Austria, to the Netherlands, to Belgium and elsewhere, have made deep impacts upon governments.
To allow migration of stateless and displaced peoples appears to be poisoning progressive governments. And conversely, to prevent migration is fueling rightist leaning governments from of all places, the US, to include Italy, Hungary and Austria.
Liberal-leaning governments that have dodged the curse for housing the stateless and the displaced, have witnessed their power bases decline as in the case of Angela Merkel's Germany. France continues to seek a balance in tempering hospitality against a national outcry over migration. Italy, Austria and Hungary have taken different positions.
In the meantime, wars continue in Yemen and Syria and economic hardships and political turmoil continue to ravish northern Africa, as fresh clues to new conflicts emerge in Asia and elsewhere.
Migration is an issue that demands an immediate humanitarian response before the crisis deepens even further. Unless the causes for migration are fixed at their starting points - the home nations, then good governments will continue to be cursed for fulfilling their humanitarian responsibilities, while right wing movements of apathy doom humanity to even greater strife and conflict.