Refugee bans are as American as the protests against them. The mindsets behind both are deeply woven into the fabric that is the American flag.
Anne Frank and thousands of other refugees were refused admittance into a land they deemed free. And today there’s a parallel. There’s a parallel, yes, but it’s important to also realize that in that parallel the United States of “back then” would have to have been bombing Anne Frank’s house as well.
For the refugee fleeing hell today has to be wondering where all this humanitarian outrage was as she watched your country bomb her brothers, her mother, her friends. As she watches.
Imagine fleeing into the arms of the person who murders people you know and love dearly for a better life. Imagine having to plead over and over again for them to open their arms.
Imagine you having the luxury to not talk politics.