Refugees flee US to Canada out of fear

Fleeing to Canada

This woman is part of a group that taxied to the US border with Canada near Quebec hoping to find asylum from Trump’s crackdown on Muslims & refugees. It appears that while Trump’s executive order was nullified by a court, his administration is implementing its provisions through administrative action & in hunting down undocumented immigrants.

Asylum for refugees, whether fleeing war or sweatshop economics, is one of the epic human rights issues of our times. Either we get human solidarity right or all humanity will pay the piper for a very long time. The good news is that hundreds of thousands around the world are rousing from political torpor to say in thunderous chorus: no human being is illegal.

(Photo by Dario Ayala/Reuters)