Discretion being the better part of compassion, it is time for a cautionary view of actively inviting refugees into the USA. Some outspoken people may genuinely feel they are doing a humane service; however, someone must pay for every good deed. No burden is too great if someone else bares the burden.
Who is going to pay the price of bringing thousands of Middle Easterners here? We are still paying support to Cubans brought here during President Carter’s administration.
Many Americans here are underemployed, overtaxed and struggling to support their own families. They don’t need another obligation.
Let us not fantasize American immigration history nor the Statue of Liberty’s inscription. People were brought here or allowed in here because someone needed their labor and skills. We know how and why Africans were brought. German scientists were brought to develop our rocket program, certainly not out of humane feelings.
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Political spinners should slow down, take a stiff whiff of reality and at a minimum consider a bill recently passed bipartisan by the House of Representatives.
Tom Carroll, Meridian