|Syrians coming to Canada on Dec 18, 2015 @ 09:16 pm|
I certainly have no problem with it.As long as they are screened then I welcome them with open arms.I see the Families on TV and it is heartbreaking to see what they are going through over there.So sad.Those little Children are scared for life unless they are too young to remember or,old enough to understand.It's so sad over there.
|For it on Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:31 pm|
As an immigrant to this country, I want to take the opportunity to say something. How would you feel if it was your family or your child? If something happened to Canada and we became poor and there was war here? And we struggled? How would you feel when the rest of the world refused to help you, when you had to watch your child die in your arms?
Yes, there may be risks. But there is not our own, we are all human beings. That person you are afraid of and yes even the terrorist, they are humans. They are not Syrians and we are not Canadians, we are all from one planet. It seems silly to separate based on which piece of land you were lucky enough to be born on.
There are white immigrants like me who are lucky enough to come from places like the UK and get into Canada without finance or skills and we can struggle or we can become great. But I have seen people come from terrible situations, knowing no english or french and within three years they speak fluent English and have their own business.
You cannot judge a person on where they are in their lives, every person has the potential to makes mistakes, fall short, become 'evil' or become greater than we can know.
Maybe that's naive, but that's how I see the world. And when I see the horror those people come from, I wish I could do more.
I feel that always it is fear that holds us back. This, I understand, I have anxiety and I am always afraid to talk to homeless people. I am overwhelmed by compassion and I hold back from reaching out because I am afraid of what might happen.
I feel if we can place aside our fear and try to do what is right, the world will continue every day to become a better place.
Erm..that's all >_<;
|. on Dec 24, 2015 @ 06:50 am|
I have mixed feelings about it to be honest.
|Syrians coming to Canada on Dec 27, 2015 @ 08:57 pm|
I have no problem with Syrians coming to Canada these poor people were treated worst than animals its so sad to watch t,v. and see the way they're treated I think they will truelly enjoy living in our Great Country
|Mixed feelings. on Dec 28, 2015 @ 03:46 pm|
Working in healthcare I have mixed feelings. I work at a site that sees many of the new Canadians through the screening process. It bothers me that the homeless and mentally ill that are already Canadian citizens do not get the same assistance as new Canadians. I think it's great that canada wants to support other countries but it breaks my heart that home grown Canadians are not a priority.
|. on Dec 28, 2015 @ 04:20 pm|
Absolutely Steph, but there's no reason we can't help both. Another problems is that many homeless people are homeless because of their mental illness and refuse help, so we need a lot more help with that too! But I don't think that stops us from helping refugees at all!
|Both on Dec 28, 2015 @ 04:37 pm|
Agreed. Helping both would be ideal. There are not nearly enough resources to help the homeless in Edmonton. I'm not sure what the situation is like in your home town. However, It is the norm that social workers send people back to the streets after they reach for assistence. That's what breaks my heart. I suppose it is a totally different issue than refugees. I just strongly believe that the government could provide more shelters for current Canadian citizens. Abused women, at the urgent care centre I work at, have been told that the closest shelter with room for them is a 6 hour drive away. These people have no money for dinner, let alone transportation. It just seems sad to me that there is all this room for new Canadians and the homeless/abused/ill are just continuously being neglected.