The sobering truth of the matter is that Canada's refugee policy is not generous at all, neither compared to other countries today, nor compared to that most famous refugee destination historically, the Canada of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Let's take this one terrible picture, as black and as difficult as it is, and try to put it in a context with the bigger picture. There are (at least) seven conclusions we can draw from the big picture which perhaps can help us avoid more tragedies in the future.
Dear Sisters; Dear Brothers, Your reasons to cross the lands and seas to come to us may be justified for security reasons, economical reasons or sim...
The reactions that go something like "you don't solve the immigration problem that way" are variations on a refusal to do a little because there's so much more that needs be done. Sometimes they're in bad faith, sometimes not: it's painful to think about it.
I don't get angry about immigration, legal or otherwise, or about women in power, or about people with Asian or Spanish accents trying to make lives for themselves or their families in the United States.This is, old angry people, the future of America. You can rage against it and try to build fences and you may win in the very short run. But in the long run, you will lose.
I'm not sure if we've been friends for a long time or only met recently. I'm not sure if we grew up together or met at a coffee shop here in DC. Honestly, the only thing that I know about you is that yesterday you reported me to Facebook for posting a photo of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old child who washed up on a Turkish beach earlier this week.
The body of a two year old boy named Aylan, a refugee from Syria, washed up onto a beach in Turkey. The photo of his little body has caused international grief and outrage, as it should.
Please God, say something, anything, maybe, use your cell phone, which I know can never run low on battery power. Call our secular-elect religious leaders. Call Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and the rest. Only you can steady these lunatics, who claim a war against Christianity is being waged. But first, call Kim Davis, she is in Kentucky, but you already know that.
Desperate people are breeching the borders of Western Christianity from the South and the East, or so say the Prime Ministers of Hungary and Poland.
Pope Francis will enter a nation with a proud history of opening its doors to the world's refugees and dispossessed, yet one experiencing the greatest level of animosity, skepticism and opposition toward its own refugee protection programs in decades.
Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?
If we wish to continue to be a world leader in a global economy, we must embrace all of our nation's children -- regardless of their gender, race, income, parents' immigration status, etc.
And I am no different than you, my skin wrapped around my beating heart -- pleading for mercy and loving-kindness and waiting for this long night to be over.
One of National PTA's founding principles is to advocate for children and families who are most vulnerable. In the heated debate about immigration, we raise our voice for the estimated 4 million K-12 students in the United States who have at least one parent with the potential of being deported.
It is time to take Donald Trump very seriously indeed. When we do, the results can be alarming. For Donald Trump is not only a serious candidate. He is also a dangerous one, in a series of linked and disturbing ways.
As viewers, we turned to Stewart when democracy was losing the plot. We charged him with the numinous task of separating the real from the unreal, the empty rhetoric from the suffering it caused.