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    Something Bad Happened To Me Or Might

    It seems the definition of refugee has been watered down over the years to - something bad happened to me or might therefore I am a refugee and deserve to come to the US.

    I don't see people in US inner cities applying to other countries because there is a lot of violence where they live. I don't see people from Florida applying to go to another country because they lived through a hurricane.

    Your thoughts?

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    Maybe you need to walk in their shoes to fully understand?
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    In a word "Hunduras". Maybe read up a bit? From an actual news source? Sigh...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Maybe you need to walk in their shoes to fully understand?
    Most people face bad things at some point in their life especially if they live in poor countries. Should all of these people be allowed in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    In a word "Hunduras". Maybe read up a bit? From an actual news source? Sigh...............
    I am pretty shocked at this racist post of yours. You may not like that Central American government but to try to disparage it by spelling it Hun duras as an insult to people of West Asian descent using Hun as a synonym for brutality is wrong, and especially egregious given the current anti-Asian climate with hate crimes and violence including the recent murders in Atlanta. Shame on you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I am pretty shocked at this racist post of yours. You may not like that Central American government but to try to disparage it by spelling it Hun duras as an insult to people of West Asian descent using Hun as a synonym for brutality is wrong, and especially egregious given the current anti-Asian climate with hate crimes and violence including the recent murders in Atlanta. Shame on you!
    ROFLOL! Using an old phrase - is this the pot calling the kettle black or what??? Speaking of "shame on you" posts, go back and read numerous past ones of your own.
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    I can remember being lectured that the United States should not be the world’s policeman. I’m not sure we have the capacity to be the world’s social worker either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I can remember being lectured that the United States should not be the world’s policeman. I’m not sure we have the capacity to be the world’s social worker either.
    I actually agree, but in my opinion, that doesn't mean we stand back and not be part of it. The United States is PART of the world and should participate as such (and not necessarily from the "in charge" position). To what degree always seems to be the debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I actually agree, but in my opinion, that doesn't mean we stand back and not be part of it. The United States is PART of the world and should participate as such (and not necessarily from the "in charge" position). To what degree always seems to be the debate.
    Yes. There are always slots for refugees and the question is how many slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I actually agree, but in my opinion, that doesn't mean we stand back and not be part of it. The United States is PART of the world and should participate as such (and not necessarily from the "in charge" position). To what degree always seems to be the debate.
    I’ve often thought we’d do well to adopt something like Canada’s policy model. They do a seem to do a nice job of balancing self-interest, self-promotion and humanitarian interests.

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