Monday, March 08, 2021

Refugees Welcomed Upon Arrival


The main stream press seems focused now on declaring a “crisis at the border.”. - the arrival of a few thousand refugees and asylum seekers.

Our response should be; There is no crisis ! Why Panic? 

As a nation we can accept and accommodate these new immigrants.  Many are fleeing catastrophes created by U.S. neoliberal capitalism and imperialism. 

The response should be; provide the refugees with a safe harbor, ( As required by international conventions the U.S. has endorsed. )

Safe harbor would be safety and an opportunity for a legal hearing on the application for asylum. 

Although ICE, the Border Patrol, and the Republican political machine see and declare a crisis, we should not feed into that narrative.

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