Will Lubbock Welcome Ukrainian Refugees?
This is a very big question for people.
Immigration is a tough thing and I have NO answers. I just have some points for us to consider. Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes by the Russian attack. The places they came from have been leveled to the ground and there's no place for them to return to. My question is simply, will we let our humanity prevail and allow these folks in the Hub City?
You can't really completely deal with the Ukrainian situation without thinking about our current border problems. Russians are attacking Ukrainians, and drug cartels and corrupt government officials are attacking Mexicans. Yeah, it's kind of the same.
I've heard people say that they don't have a problem with people immigrating to the U.S., they just need to do it "the right way." I guess Ukrainian refugees will probably have some identification and a whole lot of proof their lives are in danger. It would be so simple for the U.S. to find a large plot of empty land and build up an infrastructure to get these folks going.
Then again, they could all be filtered throughout the U.S. with no measurable change to any of the communities they land in. There are 329.5 million people in the U.S. and about 5 million Ukrainian refugees. We could take half or more of those people and the chances of you running into one in the supermarket would still be really slim.
We've sent these people weapons and we've sent them support. It's now time to realize that we may have to offer some of them a home. I certainly hope Lubbock will step up and welcome these people if the need arises.