Perspective on Immigration.

Back in 1869, my great-great grandparents immigrated to the US from the North German Confederation. They were from the region known as Westphalia.  It is located in Western Germany and shares a border with France.  In 1870 the 2nd French Empire invaded starting the Franco-Prussian War into regions that included Westphalia.  My Great-Great Grandfather would have been conscripted into the military and the region would be ravaged by war hurting the local communities and the economy.  They left just in time to the US and settle in an area south of Syracuse, NY.

Let’s look at the caravan of people from Honduras that are making there way to the US.  According to Human Rights Watch, the nation’s government is corrupt with police abuse and repression of basic freedoms of speech, press, and assembly.  Also, women and other marginalized groups live in fear and many other abuses.  If you want to read more about it here is a link giving you a complete picture: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/honduras.  So the next time you complain about immigrants should go back to their country they came from please remember that more likely your ancestors came here from a time where that country had similar conditions that the ones current immigrants are coming from now.

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