By George Morara
The selective amnesia about Trump being brutally honest about American and generally western immigration policy sucks! Britain for example like many other western countries, has a perfectly similar protectionist and racist immigration policy system that has been excluding and separating families for years- with exploitative visa charges and a rough ride for immigrants.
The outcry over Trump is overreacting – we’ve had our families separated from us, detained, and deported. I have been put on a plane back …
What Trump is doing is nothing new. In fact it’s nothing. These policies have been in place and have been implemented on a DAILY basis until Trump came and was open about it. Obama deported a record 850 people DAILY over an 8 year period while smiling away his way into the hearts of millions. 2,500,000 million people deported from America in the last 8 years and people are going crazy about 200 in a day?! For crying out loud PLEEEEAASE be rational.
The thing is, if your host is not hospitable, don’t force your way in. Some of us made it in and are now stuck to come out. The West doesn’t provide for you. It’s your GOD and your effort. Which you can achieve anywhere if your country isn’t being bombed by them. The West doesn’t take you in for your gain- The West gains more from you than you can ever gain from the West. Whether you are in the West putting in the hours to pay the bills or languishing in your own country.
Maybe it’s a good thing for all of us in the Diaspora to go home and build and protect our countries so that one day we won’t have to want to leave home for places where we aren’t welcome. The anxiety of what’s going to happen and the hatred kills your soul quicker than languishing in poverty with your own family. All the precious years I could have spent with my grandparents with whom I now cannot enjoy the car I drive. It’s vanity, says the preacher!
We leave our families behind and come here to do predominantly thankless caring jobs. Low end jobs. Cleaning. Security. Our lives are wasted. Our generation is just trying to make sure our children do not go through what we’ve endured as immigrants. And we pray they understand to be thankful to GOD whose grace has kept us, and value the opportunity of our struggles- to be diligent in study.
Western immigrants in our countries (‘expatriates’ as they call them), often make wonderful experiences enjoying our hospitality…
I don’t blame them. I don’t blame Trump. Nor May and Hollande. The blame lies squarely on the leaders of our countries who’ve created conditions that make our people opt to be exploited abroad rather than die at home!