Target: Columnist and Media Personality George Will
Goal: Applaud George Will for pushing back against prejudice against immigrants
Given the harsh words directed at the recent groups of children attempting to cross the U.S. border, it is refreshing to hear an alternate take on the situation. Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will recently argued on Fox News Sunday that such immigrants should be welcomed to the U.S., not turned away. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans'”, George Will said. His comments are strikingly dissimilar to those made by other conservatives in the media and in government, who have called for more deportations and have demonized the immigrants. George Will has long been a proponent of easier immigration.
The recent influx of immigrants is the result of severe turmoil and violence in Central America. Most of the people fleeing to the U.S. are children, and those who arrive safely at the border face not only deportation but also prejudice and fear. However, the situation cannot be made better by anti-immigrant demonstrations, or more deportations, or by the deployment of soldiers. George Will calls for a more calm, rational, humanitarian course of action. “The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous,” he said, and he is right.
As a prominent conservative thinker and a widely read columnist, George Will is in a good position to shape public debate and influence new courses of action. By signing this petition, you will thank him for being a voice of reason.
Dear George Will,
Your recent appearance on Fox News Sunday saw you argue that the U.S. should welcome children fleeing to the country from Central America. Your words are welcome things indeed, given that the conversation about these immigrants has so often been dominated by supporters of deportation. Taking a stand against prejudice is truly commendable.
As a well-known media personality you have the power to educate and inspire. It is good that you are using your position to work to better the lives of innocent children. Thank you for standing up for these immigrants.
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