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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Absolutely. Its inhumane to turn refugees away.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I do think of the children and many do as well.


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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Absolutely. Its inhumane to turn refugees away.
    It's also irresponsible to support the efforts of parents to abandon their children. While we should be making sure that these kids are taken care of, a BIG part of the effort should be focused on reuniting them with their families and making a HIGHLY public denouncement of these parents efforts to abandon their children. If you had a neighbor who was poor and one morning you woke up to find three of their kids sleeping on the floor in guest bedroom, would you just take them in and make them a part of your family or would you find out why they were there and what needed to happen to help the family be able to support them (after making sure that they were fed, clothed, clean)??
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I don't think it is good policy to welcome invaders.
    These aren't invaders, they are kids who were abandoned by their parents...
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I do think of the children and many do as well.
    I suppose you missed the sarcasm. Hopefully these children are treated and returned back to their parents.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    It's also irresponsible to support the efforts of parents to abandon their children. While we should be making sure that these kids are taken care of, a BIG part of the effort should be focused on reuniting them with their families and making a HIGHLY public denouncement of these parents efforts to abandon their children. If you had a neighbor who was poor and one morning you woke up to find three of their kids sleeping on the floor in guest bedroom, would you just take them in and make them a part of your family or would you find out why they were there and what needed to happen to help the family be able to support them (after making sure that they were fed, clothed, clean)??
    If they are going to be returned to a area in the world where violence is a everyday thing, they are in danger of being forced to join a gang, or be a victim of trafficking they should be granted refugee status here.


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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    These aren't invaders, they are kids who were abandoned by their parents...


    "Kids who were abandoned by their parents" and "invaders" are not mutually exclusive terms.

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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post


    "Kids who were abandoned by their parents" and "invaders" are not mutually exclusive terms.
    Really??? Invaders are trying to take over something, these kids are just being abandoned by their parents. Demonizing them does no one any good. What we need to be doing to being very outspoken about the immorality of abandoning your children and demanding that the nations they come from start doing something to prevent it from happening and to change the circumstances that make this a viable option for those parents. IOW - FIX THE PROBLEM!!! Don't just decide that it's not your problem and try to sweep the issue under the rug and don't do stupid crap that does nothing but encourage this to continue. We need a solution, not rhetoric, not political grandstanding, but an actual solution that addresses the root of the problem..
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    What we need to be doing to being very outspoken about the immorality of abandoning your children...
    Is it really immoral to attempt a better life for ones children? Clearly, the parents that sent them felt life in America would be better than anything they could provide.

    If I had kids and was living in a craphole, I can see doing everything I can to get them out of hell and to America, where they'd stand a chance of a decent life.

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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    These aren't invaders, they are kids who were abandoned by their parents...
    They're not that either, do you seriously think the coyotes delivered them to the border for free?

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