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Old Today, 07:49 AM
 
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Certainly countries have bent over backward to help, after Katrina, for instance, Mexico's help was sincere and well played.
As was Canada. Just like after 9/11.
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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.
You don't understand what the Commonwealth is, and prove your ignorance by your statement.
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Old Today, 07:53 AM
 
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So? Why don’t they go to Britain? It was their colony. Lots of other places to go in the world. Or, just stay and rebuild your country.
Yeah, like the USA did such a GREAT job in Peurto Rico, right? BTW, the USA used to be a British colony. Other countries come to help it when it needs help with natural or man-made disasters. Particualry Canada and Mexico.
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Old Today, 07:56 AM
 
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The Bahamas have closer ties to Great Britain. Why should they come to the U.S.? The Bahamas was a British possession up to 1973. Let them go there. The U.S. isn't the world's Welfare State.
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Old Today, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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You don't understand what the Commonwealth is, and prove your ignorance by your statement.
This entire thread is based on ignorance. Both on the part of the author of the linked article and the OP for not bothering to actually research the situation before posting.
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Old Today, 08:01 AM
 
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And what is wrong with the rest of the Bahamas? The rest is just fine, so why would they not go there?

Also, with a passport, they can come to the US just fine.
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Old Today, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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Yeah, like the USA did such a GREAT job in Peurto Rico, right? BTW, the USA used to be a British colony. Other countries come to help it when it needs help with natural or man-made disasters. Particualry Canada and Mexico.
I can’t seem to find the numbers, how many Americans did Canada and Mexico grant refugee status?


Meh, this is all much ado about nothing. Like most “orange man bad” reports.

People who aren’t citizens of the Bahamas actually have a country that will welcome them as citizens. Their own country. They don't need refugee status here, and I doubt they qualify.

How does a citizen from a country that wasn’t ravaged by a hurricane, qualify for refugee status from a hurricane in another country?

Does this make sense to anyone, or am I the one who is crazy?

This is the stuff that makes me think the left just wants to load America up with as many of the world’s poor as will fit within our borders.
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Old Today, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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What happened to all of those Fema tailors used after Katrina? I could see the USA setting them up in a secure place and allowing the Bahamians access to them for awhile. Those with families need to be vetted to stay with relatives here in the United States. Those from Haiti or other islands can go back to Haiti and other islands without the proper documentation. I have to agree that all refuges need to be vetted. I also agree that we need to help them, and there's a right way to do it. Turning your back on people that need help is a despicable mentality. There are kids involved here ya know. I don't have to "take them in my house," Nobody is expected to take perfect strangers into their homes, but we can donate money to churches that will help. There's a way for all of us to help.
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I can’t seem to find the numbers, how many Americans did Canada and Mexico grant refugee status?


Meh, this is all much ado about nothing. Like most “orange man bad” reports.
Canada sent 3 warships, one coast guard vessel, and 4 rescue helicopters, as well as over 1000 military personal to aid with Katrina recovery. Funny you didn't remember any of that? How come?

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People who aren’t citizens of the Bahamas actually have a country that will welcome them as citizens. Their own country. They don't need refugee status here, and I doubt they qualify.

How does a citizen from a country that wasn’t ravaged by a hurricane, qualify for refugee status from a hurricane in another country?

Does this make sense to anyone, or am I the one who is crazy?

This is the stuff that makes me think the left just wants to load America up with as many of the world’s poor as will fit within our borders.
Bahamians are not looking for permanent refugee status. You knew that right?

Americans frequently went to Abaco just for a weekend from Florida, by boat. Many Floridians saw it just as much their backdoor as the Keys.
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Old Today, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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Canada sent 3 warships, one coast guard vessel, and 4 rescue helicopters, as well as over 1000 military personal to aid with Katrina recovery. Funny you didn't remember any of that? How come?



Bahamians are not looking for permanent refugee status. You knew that right?

Americans frequently went to Abaco just for a weekend from Florida, by boat. Many Floridians saw it just as much their backdoor as the Keys.
Since you are responding with answers to questions I didn’t ask, I dont know how you want me to respond to your answers.

None of what you said here has anything to do with my post.

Perhaps I can answer you with: It is cloudy here in NJ today with a chance of rain.
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