They left Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 1939, and reached Havana, Cuba, 14 days later. The ship's name was the "St. Louis" and it held 937 passengers, most of them Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and hoping, while in Cuba, to be admitted to the United States. But the Cuban authorities barred them, and so the ship sailed on, getting so close to America that passengers could see the lights of Miami. Still, the U.S. would not admit them, and so the St. Louis returned to Europe where, ultimately, 254 of the passengers died in the Holocaust. They were that era's Dreamers.
The Dreamers of today are different. They are not in a life-or-death situation and they are not unwelcome in the countries of their birth. Yet once again Washington is showing a mean hostility to immigrants -- one so fervently held that it is blind to contradictions. It is willing to be morally wrong as long as it is legally right.
The Dreamers of today are the approximately 700,000 immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children. The largest number of them were around 3 when they came across the border -- which, in case President Trump is reading, is a bit young to be a rapist or even a gang member. (Almost 5 percent were under the age of 1.) These one-time kids are now anywhere from 16 to 35. They live all over the country, but the largest concentration is in California, the Los Angeles area, with Texas coming in second. The vast majority came from Mexico, with El Salvador a distant second and Venezuela bringing up the rear. (No one should have to live in Venezuela.)
Periodically, Congress makes an attempt to settle the status of these so-called Dreamers. (Their status is to be determined by legislation.) Periodically, also, President Trump issues a statement either professing sympathy or hostility toward the Dreamers. He has vowed to end the program that allows them to remain in this country or promised "to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud."
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Джабба, дело очень серьезное. У меня чутье. У нее чутье. Ну вот, на Мидж снова что-то нашло.