We are so wrapped up in arguing about the state of immigration in the United States, it’s hard to take on the weight of the crisis in Europe.
Hearing about it brings to mind the following questions:
Are there commonalities in these situations?
Should the urgency and realities of one affect our attitude about the other?
Ben Huberman recently posted this collection of blogs on the European crisis. Take the time to read it, think about it, look for correlations here at home. Here’s his introduction:
From Calais to Kos to Lampedusa, the blogging community has been following the refugee crisis in Europe — as well as the conflicts that feed it — as it rapidly escalated over the past two years, and especially this past summer. Here are some of the most powerful voices we’ve come across weighing in on this massive humanitarian disaster.