So for two years now, we have been told that all the economists are wrong and all the historical experience we've had with immigration in all of the decades since World War Two is wrong; and that rather than improving our economy, the massive immigration we had last year and that continued, to a lesser extent, this year, would wreck our economy, and unemployment would explode. Because that's what some people's gut told them. Well, unemployment in September 2016 is at a record low. Lowest in 25 years; that reaches back to the prosperity of the 90s, which we thought we'd never see again. What unemployment does exist hardly correlates with recent immigration at all; while they are disproportionally represented in the unemployment numbers (5% of unemployed as opposed to roughly 1.25% of the population), those who are allowed to work find jobs sooner than we predicted, and a rise in fugitives at factors between 10 and 20 only leads to a rise in unemployed fugitives at a factor of 2. (Sources, albeit in German, are here -- Handelsblatt; FAZ; Focus. My favorite is right-wing rag Focus, who were so reluctant to give up the fairytale of fugitives destroying the economy that they chose to headline their report with a dramatic question -- "Will unemployment rise even further due to the unprecedented intake of fugitives?!", only to then concede in their main article that the answer is, "Um, no, actually things look fine.") Make no mistake: When fugitives flee their country due to a bloody civil war, we should take them in anyway, even if they do present economic hardship -- even more so when we share the blame for the sorry state they're in. So this isn't the basis for my stance on the issue. But even so, it's nice to see that things are looking up, and it's equally nice to see that the world acts coherently and as predicted rather than as the hate- and fearmongers pretended it would.