Today? Some bad language but you must see what John Oliver does for one refugee!
Nujeen is on TWITTER!
MUST WATCH: (Some Dirty words - HBO)
Chico, my awesome Muslim friend from Ethiopia:
Refugees to America:
Please register to Vote! VOTE.ORG
This 7-year old girl wants the war to end or a new place to live:
We don't need a wall:
Roy Beck is a known liar!
Groups like FAIR and NUMBERSUSA lie to scare people and are not nice people:
Refugees vs Veterans is a hoax!
Why do they want to come to America?
Now? My Twitter Rants
UNHRC Figures at a Glance
We have an extensive VETTING PROCESS!
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:
Immigration: Someone wrote a poem about it,
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
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'" and
Our country has had eras of Nativism Before:
I found someone that agrees with my views on immigration,
"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."
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.
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
History has a way of repeating itself, How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics
One man has been the driving force behind today's ugly Nativism,
Immigrants are Less Likely to be Criminals Than the Native-Born
Immigrants are Less Likely than the Native-Born to Be Behind Bars
Immigrants are Less Likely Than the Native-Born to Engage in Criminal Behavior
The homicide conviction rate for illegal immigrants was 25 percent below that of native-born Americans in Texas in 2015. The conviction rates for illegal immigrants were 11.5 percent and 79 percent below that of native-born Americans for the crimes of sexual assault and larceny, respectively. Illegal immigrants were more likely to be convicted of gambling, kidnapping, smuggling, and vagrancy than natives, but those crimes constituted only 0.18 percent of all convictions that year in Texas. For all criminal convictions in Texas in 2015, illegal immigrants had a criminal conviction rate 56 percent below that of native-born Americans. Legal immigrants had a criminal conviction rate 85 percent below that of native-born Americans."
We turned Jewish people away: