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Tue Apr 19, 2022, 06:35 PM

Russians at our borders

What do you think?

Today at the UN the US stated our intent to take in 100,000 Ukrainians as part of the relief efforts. But, our rep stated that the US takes in refugees regardless of their status, persuasion, nationality, etc.

Well, I don't find this to be true. I think it is a grand idea, certainly in keeping with the national character, but quite frankly, in practice we seem to be holding back there. I think that the Ukrainian and Russian refugees stacked up at the border should be dealt with by admitting them forthwith, as long as they understand that we will vet them. Not all Russians are bad people, not all are spies. Millions of Russians have fled their own country to avoid the unpleasantries of Putin's Russia today. You cannot state that you believe in aiding all refugees while avoiding this problem altogether.

In the same way, what is the count of Mexican and other countries' refugees that we are allowing in? Can you say, 100,000 Ukrainians without saying, 100,000 South American refugees? The fundamental differences are that one group is involved in an active, alarming war, while others are being pushed out of their countries by violence which is not particularly publicized at the UN. But, we know about it, and what is an equitable solution for those refugees?

Our country has always been a desirable end location for many people who just seek safety and freedom. Not sure how well we are doing these days in comparison to certain other countries, who are just as safe and just as free as we are. But, still they come, and get stuck at the border.

I am not sure how I feel about letting in potential terrorists from Russia. But, I remember how Trump characterized Mexicans as drunks, gang members, and such, and my feelings are that a reasonable immigration pathway should be implemented for ALL. I just don't know what that might be.

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Tue Apr 19, 2022, 06:57 PM

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