Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tomorrow's Celebration of America's First Refugee Problem

“Every generation has had its own ugly reaction to refugees, whether they are the Irish, the Vietnamese, the Cubans, or the Haitians. And those fears have been broadly unfounded. In fact, there was only one time in American history where the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true, and we’ll all be sitting around a table celebrating it on Thursday.”

-- John Oliver


David in Cal said...

This example seems to be an argument against accepting refugees. Consider how much harm was done to Native Americans by the European refugees and their progeny.

David in Cal

David Appell said...

If that's one reason to not accept refugees, what does the last 200 years of accepting immigrants and refugees say?