I couldn’t help but send this along in response to all the commenters criticizing Norwalk’s courage in taking in the kids who arrive in our school system looking for opportunity just like many of our grandparents and great grand parents did before the US government criminalized fleeing one’s home country because of poverty, violence and famine. My grand parents came from Ireland in the late 1800’s and made a life for their kids, grand kids and now great grand kids. We need each new wave of motivated democracy seekers.
Whatever happened to the “Give me your tired, your poor…” type of liberty we offered in my childhood?
Numerous members of Wilton Quaker Meeting have worked with the immigrant families who were allowed to legally receive asylum under the Obama and Trump administrations. The flow of legal immigrants has turned into a trickle here in CT because of the Trump shift in immigration policies. We need to educate the young people in our communities regardless of their immigration status.
“War is not inherent in human beings. We learn war and we learn peace. The culture of peace is something which is learned just as violence is learned and war culture is learned. ” Elise Boulding