Haiti landing on US soil, like it or not
When is the US going to address the situation in Haiti? As we are obviously a country with no qualms about sticking our nose into the business of another country, it stands to reason we would have some interest in smoothing out the problems of one of our closest neighbors. And we have a vested interest: people are throwing themselves onto our land, in the hopes of getting some of our tax dollars–and with the intent to stay.
If people are desperate enough to risk their lives by floating across the ocean to get here, it stands to reason that things are pretty bad where they came from. It’s not the US’ responsibility to solve the world’s problems; but it is our responsibility to solve our own, and the situation in Haiti qualifies.
That sounds nice when you write it out like that, doesn’t it? Now the next step: what to actually do about it? Because sending a few of them home and turning a blind eye isn’t going to solve much of anything, really.
HAITIANS HAVE HIGH PROFILE, LOW CLOUT [Miami Herald]