Bill Gates does about-face on EU refugee resettlement

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has been known for his strong advocacy for open borders in Europe and for the U.S. to admit more Syrian refugees. But on Europe, Mr. Gates appears to have had a change of heart.  He now wants the E.U. to make it "more difficult" for migrants to reach western Europe.  He believes that sending more foreign aid to African and Middle Eastern countries will help stem the flow of refugees. Daily Express: He had previously called on countries to take in more migrants but now appears to have completely reversed his view.  The Microsoft chief said instead of opening the European Union borders, Brussels should fix the push-factors at the source by sending more foreign aid.  He said: "On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this – which in turn motivates more people to leave...(Read Full Post)