Immigration Rally

January 26, 2022

On a cold autumn day in 2021 I attended a rally in Cleveland in support of the refugees from Haiti.  No…we cannot let anyone into America who shows up at our door…but we must respond in a humanistic way to political mayhem and natural disasters, especially those that occur in our own hemisphere.  I do not know what the answer is.  But among these passionate demonstrators I learned a lot about the tragic history of that small island.  America remains a faraway dream for many at-risk people around the world.  We need to review and update our refugee and immigration policies…our guest-worker procedures…so that the dream can become a reality for some of those who share our values, sensibilities and respect for the law.