The United Nations International Migrants Day is observed every year on December 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. The issue of migration has always divided opinions, but the debate has sharpened in this era of protectionism. Sure, migrants have contributed immensely to the economies of their host nations. But migration has also raised concerns among the natives about their culture and identity getting swamped. An open-door policy worldwide would be ideal, can nations afford it without political consequences? Mint Views Daily dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.