Around much of the world, migrants and refugees have become hotbed issues. And the conversations are polarising and increasingly nasty.

Middle Eastern migration into Europe, the southern border of the US, the Australian "boat people" and "501" deportees have sparked heated debate.

The "Chinese-sounding names" Labour raised before the last election was arguably as bad as it's got for us. But in the past week or so, conversations on immigration and refugees have popped to the fore in prickly ways, and I would bet this won't be the last of it, nor the worst.


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