Well today is World Refuge Day and I can not help but feel ashamed. Ashamed that America takes in next to no Iraqi refugees despite all of our talk about defending the Iraqi people.
The state department announced in April that it had only taken in one Iraqi. That is nothing short of pathetic. Why even let any in then? Allowing just one Iraqi in is a slap in the face.
We are the ones who broke their country and yet we refuse to take in the innocent and most vulnerable of them. It is a very personalized example of the hypocrisy and heartless nature of our foreign policy in regards to Iraq.
America allows Cuban citizens into the country without hardly any restriction because they are considered, "political refugees" from a Communist country. And yet, we refuse to let hardly any Iraqi citizens into America from a country embroiled in a civil war that we helped create!!!!
How can we hold our heads up high anymore and be proud to be an American when we treat the world like this? Sweden is taking in many Iraqi refugees and yet they have nothing to do with our war there. And we take in one, ONE refugee in the entire month of April.
We might as well put up a new sign on the Statue of Liberty that says:
"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!"
P.S.-Unless your Iraqi. Oh yeah and no Mexicans.
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