The Refugee Question

Yes, Trump has effectively stopped incoming refugees for the next six or four months—the timeframe is not important; other presidents have done this as well for comparable periods. The reasons for this include better vetting of those coming to America. I disagree that those who already possess visas and green cards and those who’ve already been approved and are enroute be denied entry.

I daresay it’s a good time to also take care of the refugees we already have. I’m referencing a story local to St. Louis.

St. Louis wants to be at the top of the liberal food chain, insofar as cities are concerned. Mayor Slay has been at the helm for a long time, a staunch Democrat. Now that you have that brief background, and perhaps have read the above link, let’s look at the situation.

North St. Louis is a hellhole. Did you read that story? These people are afraid. Furthermore, when it says it requires two bus rides to reach the refugee center that can help them with language, jobs, and so forth, that doesn’t mean hopping a bus for a few minutes, changing buses for a few more, and arriving. It means probably at least an hour trip, one way.

I suppose you could say that “no one else” wanted them, but that’s bullshit. The city brought them here, the city has to place them, and since there are so many vacancies in North City, for good reason, that’s where they stuck them.

From bullets flying and rampant crime in Syrian to the same damn thing in St. Louis.

Meanwhile, all these people want to bring more refugees and claim that it’s their Christian responsibility to do so. Your responsibility is to HELP them. How many of those who want to “help” are going up to North City to actually help?

Helping is not bringing them to the US and dumping them in your godawful craptastic neighborhoods. Helping them is feeding them, assisting with job placement, teaching the language and customs so they can build lives here.

Once again, people say they want to “help” the refugees, but what they really mean is that the US government should just bring them here and stick them wherever no one else wants to live—because that’s somehow better.

Sure, you could donate money or food or clothing to these people through reputable organizations, or you could actually get off your ass and do something besides wave a sign so you can feel like you’re part of a movement. THIS is not something to protest, it’s something to DO something about.

“Helping” someone resettle in a foreign country isn’t a one-time deal. Let’s see some actual assistance and assimilation before we start yelling, “Save all the refugees!” Sure, photos of dirty, sad-eyed children are real heartbreakers, much like the photo of the little boy who drowned, who, by the way, wasn’t trying to get into the US.

Look at the problems in Europe due to the refugee situation—what makes you think it’ll be better here? “Help” doesn’t only mean bring ‘em on over. They’re coming with very little, few clothes, few possessions, little money. They need a good start, and that’s not cheap; frankly, we can’t support them all—would you suggest we simply move them to cheap housing in dangerous neighborhoods and let them have at it? That’s not help—that’s stupidity falling under the guise of help, one action to make everyone “feel” better.

Except the refugees.