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Old Today, 03:41 AM
 
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Whenever I see one of those lame arguments about "Why don't you take them into your own home ?", it is nothing more than a way to get out of answering the question sensibly. Of course we are not set up to take people into our individual homes, that is outrageous. But, there are agencies and groups that will take these folks in and find them shelter and food.
Everyone I know has a guest room. You don't have one?
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Old Today, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Tens of thousands of people were displaced in the Bahamas due to Dorian. We're supposed to take all of them in, now, because the U.S. dodged a bullet, in comparison?

Some people won't be happy until WE'RE a Third World, banana boat country.
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Old Today, 03:43 AM
 
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9098391.html

Trump claims Bahamians are very bad people, criminals, refuses to let helpless Bahaman refugees into the USA...
Trump claimed criminals and gang members who aren't Bahamians were hanging out in the Bahamas.

Totally different thing.

I'm sure there are jails in the parts of the Bahamas not effected those people can go to.

Meanwhile properly documented Bahamian citizens land in Florida for assistance as we speak.
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Old Today, 05:01 AM
 
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Well US is pretty big, so we can just move to another state.

Half their island is wiped out..
Why aren't you giving away your home to one of the thousands of homeless US families?
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Old Today, 05:05 AM
 
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The Bahamas have 30 inhabited islands. The Hurricane hit only a few of them.
Those not hit are still open for business. There is no need to evacuate people to the US.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/b...ian/index.html

Add to that, they are part of the British Commomwealth and quite wealthy.
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Old Today, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9098391.html

Trump claims Bahamians are very bad people, criminals, refuses to let helpless Bahaman refugees into the USA...
Within 2 hours, Trump contradicted his appointed acting director of Customs and Border Protection who took a more humanitarian stance. That ď well oiled machineĒ thing.
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Old Today, 06:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So? Why donít they go to Britain? It was their colony. Lots of other places to go in the world. Or, just stay and rebuild your country.
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Old Today, 06:58 AM
 
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Obama bought a seaside mansion in a lily white community and not on a brown skinned island. Who's the racist again?
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Old Today, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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As for the rest of your post, it shows you to be racist and bigoted.

True for the OP and a lot of the posters in this thread.
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9098391.html

Trump claims Bahamians are very bad people, criminals, refuses to let helpless Bahaman refugees into the USA...
Meanwhile, in reality, what actually happened was that a boat which wasnít cleared by immigration authorities to make the journey was stopped from crossing until the passengers were vetted - which is exactly what should have happened.

Another boat carrying 800+ Bahamians made the crossing with no issues because the owners did what they were supposed to do.

Trump had nothing to do with either. Baleria Caribbean, the owner of the ship which Bahamians were told to disembark from, had been informed that they needed to coordinate with US and Bahamian government officials prior to making the journey. They didnít do so. The fault lies squarely upon the shoulders of the operators of the vessel.
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