„It is neither beneficial nor wise to completely close ourselves off from migration from Africa and Asia, nor to open up without a plan for managing such migration,” said Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, President of CIR, during an interview on Radio TOK FM [29.06.2023]
„We have a negotiated migration pact within the European Union, where there is clearly a need to finally put the dot on the 'i’ regarding a common migration policy. In my opinion, Poland strongly opposes this primarily due to the electoral campaign, as it has been an effective element of electoral rhetoric so far. There is a certain sentiment among parts of society, at least against a large number of immigrants in Poland, especially from Asian and African countries. However, we must also consider data related to the labor market,” added Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, President of CSM.
„We have a clear demand for labor, and this demand also extends to places like Asia and Africa. This is related to the situation in Ukraine, as migration from Ukraine primarily involves women and children. I propose that, at the latest after the elections, we should decide on a sensible migration policy and management of migration. It is neither favorable nor wise to completely close ourselves off from immigration from Asia or Africa, nor to open up without some idea of how to manage this migration,” she stated.