By : Jennings Kelley
The immigration situation in Europe is one that is out of control and quite frankly uncalled for. The refugees that are fleeing Syria simply want to be in a place that they feel safe. They literally will do anything to get to this “safe place”. It breaks my heart to see how cruel the rest of the world can be to them: offering no sympathy, offering no help, shipping them back home, and simply ignoring the problem as a whole.
The United States has had issues in the past concerning immigrants from Mexico and we have taken drastic measurements to handle it. Not all of the measurements I agree with, but they do seem to aide in the control of illegal immigration. During World War II there was a rapid influx of immigrants all over Europe: specifically those of Jewish heritage. They would simply flee or hide in hopes of a future one day. This time there is no difference: people are fleeing their cities, their towns, their homes, to escape a war that has left them broken and beaten.
I yearn to help these people. I yearn to get their stories heard. Nothing will be done about their suffering if they don’t have anyone that can hear them. There is a number of things that we could do to get their voices heard. There are so many articles and news broadcasts about them: read them and watch them. Pray for their safety, their future, and their past. Love them from afar and maybe one day you will be lucky enough to meet one. Their lives are not simple. They are worth so much more than being left in a truck to die, or to drown in the ocean. They deserve to have a chance at life. And that life should not be one that they are terrified of living.