U.K. Home Secretary Criticizes Multiculturalism, Calls for Asylum Rule Changes

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U.K. Home Secretary Suella Braverman criticized multiculturalism as a “misguided dogma” that failed to integrate foreign nationals into their new countries. Braverman argued that uncontrolled immigration, inadequate integration, and multiculturalism created a “toxic combination” for Europe and the consequences include the rise of parallel societies and security threats. She questioned the suitability of the 1951 U.N. Refugee Convention for the modern age, suggesting that asylum should be granted based on real risks of death, torture, oppression, or violence, rather than factors like gender or sexual orientation. In Europe, there has been an ongoing struggle with migration, and the U.K. has faced an increase in migrants arriving via small boats. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called for a naval blockade in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent migrants from entering Europe through Italy. In the U.S., officials have dealt with a surge in migrants, with over 260,000 migrant encounters reported in September.