“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-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This is the quote that is engraved on Liberty Enlightening the World( Statue of Liberty). This is a sentiment that is not supported by President Trump at all.
In the past couple of weeks we’ve heard a lot about kids being separated from their parents while crossing the border. We also heard way too much about the First Lady’s Stupid choice of a jacket while visiting detention centers. Then to top it off the President used an executive order to incompletely fixed a problem that he himself created in the first damn place. You can’t make this shit up.
As far as I’m concerned I’d be happy if the U.S had open borders. I find it ironic and hypocritical that a nation founded by immigrants, nourished by the blood of indigenous people, and built by slavery would have the gall to keep anyone out. The president likes to talk about the bad hombres coming in from Mexico but he has yet to address the white men shooting up schools and movie theatres right here in the good ole USA. If someone is trying to leave a bad situation and start anew here in America then I think we have an obligation to let them. This is God’s world and I feel that we have a sacred duty to help our unfortunate brothers and sisters. Most of us are citizens because of decisions that were made before we were born. Obviously we are not going to just open the borders to just anyone who wants to come. What we can do however is vote for people that aren’t so xenophobic and racist. And that process can start with the Midterms coming up this November. Get involved and make a change.