This 7-year old girl wants the war to end or a new place to live:


Meet the seven-year-old girl tweeting from Aleppo


We don't need a wall:

Adam Ruins Everything - Why a Wall Won't Stop Immigration


Roy Beck is a known liar!












ACTUAL WORLD BANK NUMBERS!


Groups like FAIR and NUMBERSUSA lie to scare people and are not nice people:


The Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance

No Need To

Limbaugh Looper 2016 Presidential Campaign

Call to Donate

​​​Trump's sudden empathy for Syria's 'beautiful little babies' that he banned


But here is why they want to find a safe place to live:


​​Destruction of Aleppo captured in heart-rending before and after photos and ‘What Has Changed?’ The Role of Photography in Syria’s War


We have an extensive VETTING PROCESS!











Syria?










 

A look at how Syrian refugees were vetted before Trump


Immigration does not mean people come here forever - I was an immigrant in Holland for 2 1/2 years.  I worked here in the US with programmers and engineers from all over the globe: 


travel.state.gov > Visas > Employment


By the way:  Trump and his aides keep justifying the entry ban by citing attacks it couldn’t have prevented


Immigration: Someone wrote a poem about it, 

https://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/colossus.htm
















The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" 


- Emma Lazarus


The Actual Numbers on Immigration

 

No Wall Needed. This country has always been a promised harbor for others. Sometimes we have not lived up to those words:  Voyage of the St. Louis   How about this?  Either live by the creed or take down the Statue.












​​Donald Trump speaks of mass deportations. Sadly, our country has some experience with that:













Operation Wetback? Sadly, yes: "It Came Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'"


Our country has had eras of Nativism Before:


The History of ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants











I found someone that agrees with my views on immigration,

The Spirit of 1776 in 2016 - We cannot allow today's divisive political environment to corrupt America's core principles.


"Syrian refugees and Honduran children have as much right to become Americans as my ancestors from England and from Scotland. We're not a white country, an Anglo-Saxon country or a Christian nation. We're not the borders, or the people. We are an idea." 


Exactly!


When I went to live in the Netherlands with my wife and young son I had to report to their Office of Immigration and get a 'Permit to Work', justifying why I was in their country working and a 'Permit to Live' for our family.  


​Locally, Immigrants help fuel Tennessee economy and workforce


I have helped people study for the US Citizenship Test.  I am not advocating an open-border, everyone-come-on-in policy. I am advocating a fair, equitable immigration policy.  An awesome lady wrote a poem about it.


Great web-site: GREAT IMMIGRANTS: THE PRIDE OF AMERICA


One reason they may want to come here:  SHELTER and they are dying trying to get somewhere, More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean


​Update:  Immigrants Don't Steal From Americans' Paychecks


​​Today?  Some bad language but you must see what John Oliver does for one refugee!

The Chinese were excluded once:

Refugees to America:

​​We turned Jewish people away: