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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:34 PM

 

Disabled people turned away everywhere

From Canada, to UK. to Scandinavia, to every country the U.S. should emulate, if you have a disability, don't bother trying to immigrate

http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/01/countries-ban-disabled-people-from-immigrating-001433417.html

Where is #The_Resistance when disabled people seeking a better life are turned away? Where are OUR airport protesters?

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NCDem777 Jan 2017 OP
gratuitous Jan 2017 #1
JI7 Jan 2017 #5
RedWedge Jan 2017 #2
JI7 Jan 2017 #3
Hekate Jan 2017 #4
Ms. Toad Jan 2017 #6
Jake Stern Jan 2017 #7

Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:40 PM

1. Where are the airport protestors for disabled people?

Right behind your keyboard.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:48 PM

5. did you bring this up before ?

Or is it just a way to complain about people protesting today ?


(This was meant to be a reply to OP)

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:42 PM

2. Generating a critical mass of voices and action is always difficult, and it's doubly difficult for

those who are disabled. Sometimes the best tactic is to participate in broader actions, but with signs and messaging that narrow the focus.

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:46 PM

3. what did you do to start one ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:47 PM

4. +1

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:56 PM

6. It is absolutely a valid concern

and with a daughter with a chronic illness who would love to move to Canada (or anywhere other than the US), I'm well aware of the challenges of immigrating - particularly to a country that provides its residents with free health care - for individuals who have higher than average health care needs.

That said, you would be more likely to receive a favorable response with a different approach. Bringing it up the way you have makes it feel like the current right wing taunts, "Obama and Carter did it too - where was that outrage???"

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 06:30 PM

7. Like it or not it all comes down to $$$$$

A person with a disability is seen as a potential burden on the health and social services by some countries.

Canada seems especially dickish in this regard (cf. Jazmine Talosig, deafness and Barlagne case, child with CP and Lucy Chapman, learning disability).

The UK is much more flexible and the Netherlands is pretty good in that regard in exempting people with disabilities from language and culture tests for citizenship.

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