During World War II, we didn't allow the Jews to enter the United States. Despite unthinkable suffering, during an ethnic cleansing of countries, our country closed the door. How could we do this? Unbelievable. But it is happening again. See the recent article by Kristoff in NYT. Governors are threatening to shut their borders. What do I tell my daughter, whose best friend from 2013 living in northern Iraq, is a young Syrian girl, who lived in exile. She told Anika stories of her uncle in prison, her family under siege, her house bombed in Damascus.
Where are the protests? Where is my voice?