Ridiculous and ungrateful I should say….
(See my post yesterday about the Supreme Court hearing on the travel ban.)
Now, look at this headline from Talking Points Memo:
‘They Bomb Us, Then Ban Us:’ The Scene Outside SCOTUS Before The Travel Ban Case
And, then the reporter goes on to report from migrants to the US who would be better served putting their heads down and working hard to become good and grateful Americans.
First up is a Somali “refugee” who has been here for a little over a year. He came from one of the big UN camps in Kenya and left behind a sick mother expecting, of course, that she would soon be permitted to follow him and get the medical care he says she needs (on your dime of course!).
It is ludicrous that we have any responsibility for Somalia, a country where its people have shown repeatedly that they can’t govern themselves!
It has nothing to do with us bombing them!
TPM quotes new refugee Aden Hassan:
Aden Hassan immigrated to the United States from a Somali refugee camp just a week before President Trump’s travel ban went into effect. On Wednesday morning, he spoke before hundreds of protestors in front of the Supreme Court where the justices would be hearing a case challenging the latest iteration of the travel ban, which restricts travel from Somalia and about half a dozen other mostly Muslim countries.
“I and my family came to the refugee camp 20 years ago, where there is no life, there is no food, there is no good education. When I come to the United States, I was expected there to be democracy and welcoming people, but I see that democracy is just the surface,” Hassan told the crowd, which was braving a light, misty rain. “My mother she is still in the camp. She has heart conditions. She has diabetes. I am so worried about her because she has nobody to take care of her because I am the only one.”
It’s been over a year since he’s seen his mother, because of the ban.
Call me heartless, but he could have stayed WITH HIS MOTHER! His mother is not the responsibility of the US taxpayer (nor is he!)!
According to Wardah Khalid — who works with the Church World Service, which helped settle Hassan and other refugees — the resettlement numbers have “dropped drastically,” with only 11,000 refugees resettled this fiscal year.
And, look who was apparently there—-CAIR Minnesota!—more evidence that this is about the hijra!
Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR Minnesota who is originally from Somalia, said that his family and friends have been blocked from traveling by the ban. [Why would Hussein want to travel to Somalia anyway, doesn’t he claim that he and his fellow Somalis are persecuted there?—ed]
Next up, professor Sethi from Georgetown who seems to think it is the role of the federal government to supply life-saving medical care, education and the fulfillment of dreams to the world!
TPM goes on….
Arjun Sethi, a Georgetown Law professor, said that the travel ban was a “destructive policy that has separated families, deprived people of life-saving health care, denied people education and deferred dreams.”
The program of speakers included Libyan-American poet Thana Hasan.
She recited one of her poems, which had the refrain, “you bomb us, then ban us.”
“Please don’t bomb us if you plan on banning us,” she said.
Hasan clearly forgets that it was Obama and Hillary who destabilized Libya and took out Gaddafi. Did she want Gaddafi to stay? Is she grateful to be here? Doesn’t sound like it!
And, frankly, most of us want you all—in Africa and the Middle East—to take care of yourselves and then our military can stay home!
For more from TPM, click here.
See my Supreme Court category for more on the ban.