Can we all admit there are some countries that are exactly as the President described them? I have been all over the world and there absolutely are third world s***holes none of you would want to live and a few of you reading actually fled from. This was not a controversial idea until he said what he said. It is a current American phenomenon that we all tend to agree on something until the President agrees or disagrees. Suddenly the commonly held sentiment becomes controversial and people break into their tribes.
The uncontroversial reality until 4:34pm on Thursday when the story made headlines is that yes, there are some third world s***holes out there and I don't see any of you rushing to go move there, but I do see a lot of people rushing to get out of those places and come here. The whole reason we give some immigrants temporary residency here under an immigration program is because their countries have gone to hell in a handbasket through war, corruption, or natural disaster and we do not want them to have to return as a matter of basic human concern for our fellow man.
But, of course, that's why the President gets it wrong too. We've always been a nation of people fleeing those third world poop holes looking for a better life. They come here and are proud to be here and raise their children as American patriots. It is what makes this country so unique. We have always taken the oppressed and poor and raised them up. In fact, African immigrants to this country have a higher rate of college graduation than natural born Americans and second generation African immigrants into this country have an even higher rate of college graduation than their white counterparts.
With a birthrate below the replenishment rate, the nation is either going to die out or we are going to open our arms to immigrants. And I'd much prefer we open our arms to those who want to be American with the American dream than to those who just want a job.