With respect to assessing migration flows, the categories that are commonly used definitely need to be revisited. For example, when a person, subjected to a (forced) migration, is welcomed into a host society, he or she obviously cannot “simply” integrate into that society with pre-established personal, social and/or faith-based indicators...
However, in addition to respecting the uniqueness of each individual, one must be careful not to create categories that are either too “narrow” or too “broad”. Moreover, today, technology and the media strongly influence individuals and circumstances, at the very heart of their migration, whether free or forced, and are thus shifting the boundaries of identity.
As a result, today more than ever, our living together is not simply a reference to and a recognition of our persuasions and of our individual or special differences; it must be jostled, affected by the inter-relational game which is enlivened by the real or virtual, forced or free, migrations.
Therefore, what do our present-day migrations offer, among other constraints? Probably, at the least, they question a migratory dialectic that cannot escape, over time, a renewal in human relations. Relations enriched by our migration are meant to be lived, built, with respect to each of us in his or her uniqueness and certainly to the benefit of all: man passes man!