Integration assessment and politics

Our politicians, who are experts in public life, are wondering what profile a migrant/asylum seeker/refugee should present in order to have an ethical and sustainable integration potential.

Of course, professional skills, some "sociological criteria", and a positive, citizen’s journey in the country of origin can help us ascertain a strong potential for integration.

But the transformation that occurred during the forced migration can have multiple effects, some of which can be very beneficial for the refugee himself.

However, is it fair, and possible, to establish a capability assessment?

Is it appropriate to categorize human capabilities? And in particular, how can we determine and measure, through an assessment, the beliefs or creeds which drive a human being, whether he or she is enriched or damaged by his or her forced migration?

Therefore, given the positive and useful opportunity to accompany everybody in their socio-economic journey, including refugees, should we not remain vigilant to avoid an over-zealous formalism (in terms of integration requirements) at the risk of a "social eugenics" which, in the future, may tend to change the way a person views another, making him discordant with his own human condition?

Therefore, the voices of migration, when talking about the search for integration, undoubtedly call for a political assessment prior to an integration assessment.