Let’s search the humanity ?
“This is a wonderful night where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, but we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult straits,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
With much coaxing, a tired and bewildered little girl finally managed a sweet smile for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she was handed a teddy bear.
“Welcome to your new home,” Canada’s Prime Minister told her and her family as they were surrounded by government workers and volunteers who seemed nearly as excited to see them as they were to finally make it Canada.
Welcoming the 163 refugees, new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country was “showing the world how to open our hearts”.
The newly elected Liberal government has pledged to take in 25,000 refugees by the end of February.
Canada’s stance on the issue differs sharply to that of the US, which has been reluctant to take in migrants
In the US
More than half the nation’s governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states. … Only 1,500 Syrian refugees have been accepted into the United States since 2011, but the Obama administration announced in September that 10,000 Syrians will be allowed entry next year.
Where as the US is a major actor of the war against terrorism due to what many are being forced to be refugees, and flee.
Obama is pro-immigration. Yet his moral leadership is limited by his Republican opponents, who claim to put security ahead of humanitarian values. Merkel, a reluctant global leader, has been thrust into the role of the world’s foremost defender of these values.
Germany expects up to 1.5 million migrants in 2015. Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures.
Obama has condemned more than half of the US’s governors as ‘un-American’ for saying they will no longer provide placement for Syrian refugees. Who is right?
Mr Trump issued a campaign statement following the San Bernardino shootings calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.
“What I’m doing is no different than FDR,” Mr Trump said on ABC’s Good Morning America, likening himself to President Franklin Roosevelt who forcibly detained 110,000 people in government detention camps.
How people are reacting
Labour’s London mayoral candidate says he hopes US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump “loses badly”, following comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the US.
More than half a million Brits say Donald Trump shouldn’t be allowed into the UK after he said Muslims should be banned from entering the USA, but should Donald Trump be banned from Britain, if we believe in Freedom of Speech? Join in the debate, Sunday morning, from 11am.
David Cameron regards comments made by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump as “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong”, Downing Street has said.
A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 370,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating it. but
A counter-petition, set up on Wednesday, saying Mr Trump should not be banned as it would be “totally illogical” has attracted more than 9,000 signatures.
Any petition with more than 100,000 signatures is automatically considered for debate in Parliament.
GENEVA, UNHCR – The head of the UN Refugee Agency António Guterres has warned that anti-Muslim rhetoric, including pressure for tighter border controls, could backfire and play into the hands of terror groups.
Democrat candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims. Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump, calling him shameful, dangerous and declaring: “I no longer think he’s funny.” (Added on 14/12/2015
Refugees are innocent victim**