Thursday, August 11, 2011

George Packer - Iraqi Refugees: A Debt Defaulted

Two weeks ago, Tim Arango of the Times wrote an expose of the Administration’s failure to admit into the U.S. more than a tiny number of Iraqis who were affiliated with the U.S. in Iraq. He got the government’s attention. Three days later, Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretaries Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano asking why so few Iraqis who helped America are making it here. Seven other senators wrote to Napolitano separately. “If these individuals do not deserve a visa,” Schumer wrote, “it is hard to imagine who does.” The Senator even went so far as to suggest the Guam option, first proposed on this blog almost four years ago.


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