This bears repeating:
The New Colossus
by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Oh, Lord. There’s that RW “Brown Menace” meme again.
Dana, T-p has made the US too much of a S-Hole country to make people want to come here for several years.
i know its too much to ask that Summers try to keep up with the news, but shouldn’t his editors at least fact check what’s going on before they print this bs? The caravan was broken up two days ago at the guatemala mexican border. summers should stop being a flack for the gop. oh wait, then he’d starve.
Run and hide Dana! Those brown people are coming. We’ll let you know when it’s safe to come out.
Oh, my god. The tired, the hungry, the poor – the people who grow and pick your food …
In the late 18th and early 19th century, there was this problem with water – so the ‘caravans’ were boats, and the travelers built this nation into the powerhouse it has become.
Ginning up that fear again. GOP has no plans for the future, no way to lead us into the future. It is just a black hole of negativity and fear.
THANK YOU DANA FOR BEING “FAIR AND BALANCED” IN YOUR DAILY UPLIFTING COMICS.
^A prime example of unconscious sarcasm.
Fox News and other right wing media needed something new to scare people with, so they funded another caravan to appear when they needed it.
Caravan? No problem. Through a lack of any initiative we have created over 400,000 vacancies in our great country.
Today, a Republican without a Boogeyman to blame, is like a virus without a host to infect.
The most dangerous immigrants arrived in 1492
Your beloved capitalists and corporations (including Trump) keep hiring them, Dana, and telling them that it’s okay. So unless you want to arrest THOSE people – who are driven by greed instead of desperation – maybe you should leave the desperate, who are simply trying to survive, alone.
And what Joe is doing is certainly better and more humane than torturing people for not having a piece of paper from a bureaucrat.
We need immigration. The US birthrate is currently 1.71. For population stability, it needs to be 2.1:
This means that eventually, we won’t have enough young workers to support our retired population (both in terms of social security payments and the actual work that needs to be done to get us the things we want and need). We can solve this problem cheaply and easily by having sensible legal immigration policy informed by data.
For countries like Japan , the low birthrate (1.42 as of data available today) is a huge problem that they don’t have any easy answers to because immigration is not really tenable there:
Immigration has powered the United States for centuries, and it’s a huge mistake to throw it away because of our xenophobic inclinations.
Still running anti human Trump humor. Try to get with the human race for a change.
Join humanity, stop fighting it.
Wow. I knew there was a reason not to read Summers. This is just ignorant, racist, and wrong.
Just Summers reflecting #45’s open endorsements of white supremacy….
Dana would feel much safer if we kidnapped refugee children and performed some forced hysterectomies on young refugee women.
Too bad, so sad. Those crimes against humanity are out with Dolt 45 and the rest of the garbage!
Stopped in Guatemala, hundreds of miles away from the U.S.
Bringing up one leftover Trump mess, to try to deflect from another leftover Trump mess, doesn’t fix any of Trump’s leftover messes…
No problemo! Thanks to Trump, his minions, and Republicans in general, we have 400,000 vacancies.
And we need those people. We need their babies to grow up to work and pay taxes to support social security and provide care workers to take care of the boomers who are in their declining years. Our kids are not having enough kids.
Funny how those caravans mysteriously appeared every time the republicans needed to scare their base into voting, and then disappeared just as mysteriously after the elections. Almost as if they never existed in the first place, outside of the right winger fever dream.
And whose military has ‘played around’ in Latin America all these years? Financing revolutions, pitting one drug cartel against another? Meddling in the politics of other nations? This ain’t a ‘caravan’, it’s your chickens trying to come home to roost. Try a dose of truth with your Wheaties in the morning.
^ Summers just might be “allergic” to TRUTH!
Actually, Biden’s team is on it already. Not that Summers would know or care.
Dana is more fearful of a few thousand brown people fleeing horrid conditions than he is of a global pandemic on its way to killing a half million Americans in the not too distant future. Dana, you’ve raised racism to a phobia.
great! so now Biden can declare a national emergency so he can use defense funding for whatever he chooses per the precedent set by the last administration.
@Dana Summers – Soon reality will set in and then………….
Maybe under a rock?
Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers
April 03, 2015