After thinking about The Wall and the reasonings and thoughts behind that, I began to contemplate another big topic of conversation that deals with immigration. Although I hope that immigration would be taken more seriously in some aspects of the United States, the vetting of Muslim, Middle Eastern, Arab (I am not intending to be offensive by miscalling or mis-grouping populations, I am simply not informed well enough) immigrants during their immigration process deeply saddens me.
Unfortunately, I understand where many people are coming from with their desires to vet Muslims as much as possible to prevent them from entering the U.S. I understand this because I was too young to remember 9/11. However, coming from a small Okie town, I have heard all too much hatred spewed about the lack of trust some people have because of the horrific actions of a few. In more modern times I personally remember growing up and hearing about the developments of ISIS/ISIS (sorry for another naming blunder) and their ruthless murders, the killing of Osama bin Laden and throwing his body into the ocean, and the like.
Although too much blood has been spilled on both sides, I think it is so wrong to keep refugees out of the United States simply because of where they come from and for what other people in their ethnicity/country did. And what is even scarier, to me, than having someone from another country and background trying to sneak in to cause destruction is the homegrown terrorism that is becoming more of an issue in the US. I am not the most educated in the topic, but having terrorism spring from our own front lawn is a much scarier issue to me than having one ill-intentioned person slipping through the cracks out of thousands of good people who deserve our help. I think the United States has a responsibility as a well-endowed country of the world to help people from other countries when they are in danger. Turning a blind eye during an international crisis to those who need help the most, in my 0pinion, is the wrong thing to do entirely.