Just about every day there is a story from Europe about people fleeing Africa in search of some form of work that allows children to go to school and escape a life of poverty. The response to this outpouring of people is angry violence and hate. Those in opposition to refugees complain this influx of people has never before been faced. Well, look at the facts:
1. Between 1880 and 1924, about TWENTY MILLION REFUGEES FROM EUROPE LEFT FOR THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA.
2. Make a list of how Africans are depicted by those opposed to immigrants, and every word was said about my immigrant parents from Europe.
3. The prevailing wisdom at the turn of the twentieth century was that Italian and Jewish immigrants were criminals who threatened the lives of decent Americans.
So, why did this immigration finally end? Simple. Europe had an economic boom so why head for the Western Hemisphere? The solution is to aid African nations create viable economies so people will NOT flee.