George Soros, Hungarian born, leaving his country as a young man when Nazi Germany occupied Hungary. Soros fled from to England where he finished his education in finance, graduating from the London School of Economics before coming to the United States. He created a financial career in the United States with Open Society Foundations
Today, George Soros continues to be involved in international finance through his business. Soros has recently designed a worldwide plan for the asylum-seekers and migration of immigrants from Syria to safe homes elsewhere in the world. Soros asylum-seeker plan on Marketwatch is identified in five coordinated steps.
Step One – A comprehensive plan must be outlined and set to protect the fate of the Syrian population. The EU must share the costs of relocating the millions of displaced Syrian population. They should be moved to nearby countries, and the EU must pay each eligible citizen $16,800 per year to help cover medical, education and housing costs. This funding should continue for at least two years, pending further situational evaluation. Refugees need to be involved in where they will reside, but not left to decide on their own. This decision must be agreed upon by the refugee, agency, and residential country.
Step Two – The EU is responsible for the funding of the existing refugees already living in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. The funding in euros should be in the range of 5K per year per refugee or 20 billion euros to cover the housing, medical care and education. The EU has the credit rating and collateral to take responsibility for the relocation of the Syrian asylum-seekers.
Step Three – There is an immediate need for an EU Asylum and Migration Agency to specifically handle the asylum-seekers needs. The current system adapted to handle the situation is not working, too expensive, inefficient, and the guidelines are not detailed properly to handle all the countries involved in accepting the asylum-seekers. The process needs to be streamlined to fit the needs of the current situation and not follow the guidelines set for different circumstances.
Step Four – It is imperative that safe passage for asylum-seekers be put into effect moving them from Greece and Italy to their final destination. Then safely do the same for the frontline region reducing the number of asylum-seekers crossing the dangerous Mediterranean.
Step Five – The financial and operational plan developed and set in process should be used globally to ensure asylum-seekers and migrants receive the same treatment worldwide.
In Conclusion – The approximate number of asylum-seekers and migrants that are expected to integrate each year is one million and the EU needs to prepare the private sector. NGOs, church groups, businesses, and neighborhoods need to act as sponsors. Funding is essential during this stage aligning sponsors with migrants.
There are other plans introduced on nybooks by members of the UN and various countries, and these plans need to be studied, and quickly, to place in the process a plan that will be able to handle the needs of millions of people whose lives have been uprooted and need stabilization. The crisis should never have occurred, but the situation is manageable if a responsible plan is put into effect.