Angelina Jolie is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In her speech “Refugee system breaking down”, she says:
“Nobody wants to be a refugee. Nobody deserves to be a refugee. And for as long as war is part of the human condition, none of us are immune to becoming refugees. So all refugees merit equal respect and compassion.”
Okay, I agree with all of this. Plus of course, All people merit equal right to move around the world as they wish.
The question that popped into my mind when I wrote the above sentence was “Don't people locked up in jails merit equal right to move around the world as they wish?”
Of course the answer is easy. They merited it, then they used their liberties for bad and somebody decided they did not merit walking freely anymore. That's the only way it can be done. You allow everybody to roam the world they were born on freely. If you see a reason why that freedom should be taken away, then you block them. You cannot, as borders and visas do so currently, block some people because of the place they were born in, and let them pass only if they satisfy certain criteria. Workings of the world is all upside down!
PS: Please read the full version of the analysis of this speech.