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US Leaders Have Been Mainly Silent About Refugee Crisis

Mike Barnacle   in his post on the Daily Beast,   “As Thousands Die Trying to Reach Freedom, Where is the US?,” brings up a good point.  He says, “The US used to be beacon for those looking for a better life. Right now the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world is just a news clip.”  In the post he goes on to talk about the people is his neighborhood, when he was growing up, being from countries all over the world. Those people had escaped from the ravages of war to make a new life here.

“America provided things that form the foundation of who we used to be: the prospect and potential of hope, mercy and freedom for strangers who came carrying not much more than a determination to survive in a big country with a bigger heart. The question is: Who are we now?”

And I have been thinking the same thing. Why are our leaders so quiet about this crisis?