I cry because compassion is dead, because perhaps compassion was never anything more than a beautiful illusion.
Tag Archives: Refugees
Talkin’ American Refugee Blues
In two separate private gatherings yesterday, the central topic was emigration to escape an America that is no longer safe for us and our children.
The Compassion Deficit: Ukraine versus Syria
With one major exception, Western countries including the United States gave Syrian refugees the cold shoulder, grudgingly admitting minimal numbers — and of course America, under Trump, let in none.
America’s Betrayal of the Afghans; Or, the Limits of Biden’s ‘Decency’
Try reading without flinching the description of the Taliban’s slaying of a man named Mohammed, who had worked for the U.S. Embassy and military and had been waiting for ten years for a “Special Immigrant Visa” that Congress created specifically for Afghans like him.