Migration: Human Right or Privilege?

Much of the debate on countries such as America, those in the European Union, and Australia accepting refugees is contingent on the underlying question: is migration a human right or a privilege. The UN guarantees every human on Earth the right to live, but seemingly only in certain areas. Many people take this one step further and believe migration should be a human right, as seen through this article: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/31/immigration-as-a-natural-human-right/. Although he did not win the popular vote, the election of Donald Trump as president hints that the American people generally believe migration is a privilege rather than a human right. Donald Trump made his position clear on this matter with his policies restricting migration from the Middle East and southern border, and as seen through this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54bsLlWRcEc. Many people in the developed world are clearly against the notion that anyone born in this world should have the right to move into their country. With this widespread notion it is nearly impossible to alter legislation which would allow this to occur. Rather than altering or introducing legislation to allow this, I believe it would be more beneficial and worthwhile to improve the current immigration system, and make certain changes where necessary. For example, making it more financially feasible for others to apply for migration would be one step where progress may be achieved. Another would increasing efficiency to lower the wait time in potential migrants receiving a decision. Yet another would be offering assistance to those displaced so they may go on and offer aid to their relatives or friends left behind. I recognize that in today’s political climate it may be difficult to enact and change to immigration legislation, but I believe the efforts may be best served focused on these movements.