it was the least that we could do to make our welcome clear. "come on in, we haven't slept for weeks / drink some of this, it'll put color in your cheeks."
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They came in by the dozens, walking or crawling. Some were bright-eyed, some were dead on their feet.
And they came from Zimbabwe, or from Soviet Georgia. East Saint Louis, or from Paris, or they lived across the street.
But they came, and when they'd finally made it here, it was the least that we could do to make our welcome clear.
Come on in, we haven't slept for weeks.
Drink some of this, it'll put color in your cheeks.
"Projection is a song about feeling unqualified to be the way you see yourself because of the way other people see you, and how other people's perception of your identity can warp your sense of self." - ben, PWR BTTM
"on that promised morning we will wake and greet the dawn / knowing that your wicked life is over and that we will carry on" - TMBG
"The Executive Order on Friday appeared to me a stunning violation of our deepest American values, the values of a nation of immigrants: fairness, equality, openness, generosity, courage. The Statue of Liberty is the “Mother of Exiles”; how can we slam the door on desperate refugees? Religious liberty is a founding American value; how can our government discriminate against people of any religion? In a nation made rich by immigrants, why would we signal to the world that we no longer welcome new talent? In a nation of laws, how can we reject students and others who have established legal rights to be here? And if we accept this injustice, where will it end? Which group will be singled out for suspicion tomorrow?
On Sunday, many members of our campus community joined a protest in Boston to make plain their rejection of these policies and their support for our Muslim friends and colleagues. As an immigrant and the child of refugees, I join them, with deep feeling, in believing that the policies announced Friday tear at the very fabric of our society.
I encourage anyone who shares that view to work constructively to improve the situation. Institutionally, though we may not be vocal in every instance, you can be confident we are paying attention; as we strive to protect our community, sustain our mission and advance our shared values, we will speak and act when and where we judge we can be most effective."