Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Sonia Nazario: My family’s refugee story shows that we can have an immigration policy that is both sane and humane.
Author of the immigration classic Enrique's Journey, Sonia Nazario tells her family's long history of fleeing persecution in the New York Times. The conclusion reads as follows:
"Americans need to stop whining and to ride Congress to pass this bill. Every one of my fellow Jews in this country should have their hair on fire over this — especially folks like Jared Kushner, whose Polish family, like mine, found safety here.
I often get asked: What part of `illegal' don’t you understand? Well, our laws say we have to help people who are running for their lives. Take it from a Nazario: President Trump is the one who has broken the law."