Tuesday November 6, 2018
Barrier unlikely to dissuade people from coming to U.S. for a better life.
Construction of a border wall is a beacon, not a barrier, to refugees and emigrants seeking a better life in America. It will stand as a compass heading to our neighbors. For me it symbolizes the ongoing dysfunction in neighboring countries and at home. I suggest that the millions spent on building walls and deploying troops does nothing permanent to address the needs of many seeking solace under the flag of our country.
We need to facilitate a conversation that seeks corrections that will rejuvenate our neighboring countries. We must remember that we are a nation built on immigration. The message is engraved on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
There are so many stories of families whose call was answered by our nation's promises. So, let's not be the sad generation. Let's invest in understanding how all nations can be great and a home for those in need.
The Cold War was symbolized by a great wall dividing East and West Germany. As the Soviets found out, this was not a sustainable solution against those yearning for freedom and prosperity.
Wall is not solution to immigration issue
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