Sunday, July 20, 2014

Immigrant is not the same as Refugee

  1. im·mi·grant
    1. a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
      • BIOLOGY
        an animal or plant living or growing in a region to which it has migrated.

  1. a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
    "tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes"

One of these things is not like the other. It seems our friends at  Fosters  need to get out their dictionaries:

More than 25 protestors stood on an overpass off Exit 15 of the Spaulding Turnpike Friday morning to make a stand against illegal immigration.

“The goal is to make the American people aware that there are people opposed to illegal immigration,” said event organizer Jerry DeLemus during the protest. “And also let our government know.”

The children who are appearing at our border are refugees. They are coming from Central America where they are fleeing violence and unimaginable horror. It's typical of the fringe right that they're unable to distinguish the difference. It's also unsurprising that they're disinterested. Jerry calls himself a Christian. He opposes a woman's right to bodily autonomy and medical privacy. But when it comes to brown kids, all that concern for LIFE goes right out the window. 

Ole Billy Baer who attempted to make a big name for himself a few months ago was at this protest with the daughter he was trying so desperately to protect from learning about date rape. He apparently has no problem exposing her to racism, bigotry, and ignorance:

Baer said the blame for the illegal immigration problem lies with the president.

“The Obama administration has basically not enforced immigration law,” said Baer.

“We're becoming a lawless society functioning with a lawless government.”

These guys sit around watching wingnut conspiracy videos all day. What they don't do is bother to find any credible information:

Since taking the oath of office, Obama has deported immigrants at a faster rate than any other president in US history, nearly a record 2 million people. On a typical day, there are over 30,000 immigrants imprisoned in the world’s largest immigration detention system. Most deportees never see an attorney or have a hearing before a judge before they are expelled from the country. 

Oops. Of course DeLemus and Baer couldn't ever applaud Obama, because they're both birthers. Even though the Black Guy in the White House is deporting more people than the last White Guy did, they'd never be able to acknowledge it. 

Both of these guys would force white women to serve as involuntary incubators, in the name of LIFE - because imaginary LIFE always trumps all. The inconvenience of brown refugee children fleeing countries devastated by US foreign policy in Central America is a different matter entirely. Their lives are of no consequence. 

It's Sunday. Somewhere both of these hypocrites are praising Jesus. 

History and background of US conduct in Central America.


Steven Kloppenburg said...

They were at exit 15 on Saturday and I went by and took pictures and a video. They were all still very white, they must be having trouble recruiting out of their race or have some unholy aversion to brown and black skin tones. The tourists going to the mountains may end up finding an aversion to Hew Hampshire if this keeps up.

Anonymous said...

This trash makes me sick to my stomach. Let's not imagine, but think and ponder the abject horrors these little children are experiencing in their own countries. Horrors so dreadful so vile, that they are prepared to DIE to escape it all. Executions of children in the street and in their homes is what they are experiencing, along with gang rape, persecution, torture, being witness to the massacres of their families friends and neighbors.

There is no question that racism is a player in this country and if we were discussing kids from Canada there would be NO protests.

Those who profess to be the most Godly are the most evil. And those who invoke the name of God and Jesus are the worst hypocrites. Because we know Jesus would protect all the children and would NOT be standing along a roadside holding a sign condemning their flight.

I would bet that a number of the protesters are illegal drug users. Which means they are directly to blame for the violence these children are exposed to.

Anonymous said...

If America could curb its drug appetite perhaps these children could return home as free people, not as refugees.

Nikkiru said...

They sort of have a point about this administration not enforcing the laws. After all, Cliven Bunbdy and his band of domestic terrorists were never arrested. Well, unless you count the ones who got nabbed for cop-killing in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

Hey, SusanTheCunt: You're in the wrong state. Please move to MA where your nonsense is better tolerated.

susanthe said...

Did you get some help putting that comment together, anonymous? It's adorable that you thought it was so clever that you had to repeat it a few times.