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01/25/2010

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Michael Clemens

Thanks for this very thoughtful piece. You write:

"...if the prospect of taxpayer-supported men with guns forcing desperate people back into a devastated country evokes a moment of penitence into people who have hitherto been determined to slam the door in the faces of the poor, great."

Yes that is exactly why I linked the two issues --- not because coercing movement is any better in other settings, but because in this particular setting, it is unarguable by anyone except the brain-dead that coercing movement has a massive negative effect on desperate people.

Nathan Smith

Hopefully the US does let in Haitian refugees and it sets a precedent for a more open policy generally.

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