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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

This is not the first time Americans turned away refugees

Make America Great Again? Is this the historical period the Orange Menace wants us to go back to?

<snip>Desperate people, fleeing a terrifying, bloodthirsty regime, try to find refuge in the US. But the American government and the public don't want to accept them. They worry that accepting refugees would put citizens at risk, and they don't see the refugee crisis as their problem to fix. So they are turned away.

This is what President Donald Trump is about to sign America up for, if widespread reports are correct that hes on the verge of signing an executive order that would ban all refugees from settling in the US for 4 months and ban Syrian refugees indefinitely.

Weve been here before.

The US (and other countries in the Western Hemisphere) could have saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis. They didn't. At one point, the US literally turned away a ship of 900 German Jews. Shortly afterward, it rejected a proposal to allow 20,000 Jewish children to come to the US for safety.<snip>

Link:
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/27/14412082/refugees-history-holocaust

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janterry Jan 13 #1
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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:52 PM

1. and they all died

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:56 PM

2. Died in true shitholes.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:56 PM

3. Shameful chapter of American history that is now being repeated... can it be stopped?

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