Something occurred to me the other day. I always saw immigration as a moral good at the expense of the accepting society. But that it also removed motivation for worse off society's to progress. The 'good' people who want a better life no longer need to create that life where they live. They simply leave that negative environment because a better one exists. On the same note the 'better off' locations control immigration to maintain their situation as 'better off.' I kinda figured it was natural.
But then a few days ago I realized this imbalance is preserved by controlled immigration. That if it did not exist society's could potentially equalize and along with it motivation for progress could be restored in the worse locations. This is a very socialist view to take with absolute loosers and winners in the short term but I kinda wonder how differently we could function as a species if those barriers we consider so normal did not exist. If they are something that causes the issues or if they are simply a result of human nature. Almost in line with Buddhism its almost like the drive to 'have' makes others 'have nots' or something.
Kinda half cooked thought there but I figured it was worth rambling about.