posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 05:26 AM
a reply to: tadaman
I do love hearing both sides of the arguement, any argument really. But I do like looking at the other circumstances too, to help build up the
picture... because everything isn't black or white.
In australia, we have the whole "stop the boats!" thing, which our Dear Leader kindly pointed out in his G20 opening summit.
I grew up in an immigrant family, and for generations since 1745 have been displaced and moved along by military, state and economics. We came here in
aus in the 1980s. Yes, we waited years before we were given the green light.
I had the privilege of knowing and being friends with lots of other immigrant children growing up, illegal arrivals and not. One of my oldest and
dearest friends spent most of her youth from refugee camp, to refugee camp. She's now a psychologist and supports other immigrants, illegal or not,
because the crossing is hard, and hits hardest on developing children.
My next door neighbours are "boat" arrivals from Afghanistan. They shifted between detention centres and have finally been allowed to stay. And I
tell you what, those young lads are such sweet boys. I worry for them because they are so far from home, and their parents and siblings. But the local
community and resource centres do what they can to help. Just recently they knocked on my door to give my son and I a plate of rice pudding, to
celebrate the 1st of Muharaam. was confused, because I thought that meant no sweets, but shows my ignorance. One of the lads has finished his senior
schooling as is now working as a brickie, and it made me wince seeing the wounds on his hands.
But this is here, not there in America.
And it's not Mexicans.