FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
Apparently, our government is seriously considering granting asylum for battered women from other countries. Now there is a concept! Curious, I contacted a church that helps those granted asylum and learned when our government provides assistance, the person is given housing, placed on public aide amounting to approximately $2,000 a month and in many cases a second hand vehicle so they can get around. And other perks depending on the individual’s needs. We cannot take care of victims of abuse in our own country. Why are we extending a hand to foreigners? Is the abusedifferent or more life threatening from the women in our owncountry?
Women whom are born in United States are living in the same conditions as those the government has offered to help with little to no options for safety and proper services to escape their abusers. I personally know several hundred women whom arebeaten, raped, kept like prisoners in their own homes and forced to deal with their abusers one way or the other or else they will bekilled, identical life threatening situations as the women in theNew York Times article. Where is the asylum for Americanwomen?
If our government can come up with a way to house, educate and find jobs for battered women from other countries in this economy, we should first have a system in place for Americanwomen before we start offering a safe haven to immigrants.
Do not misunderstand. I am about helping battered women, but let us help those where we have the greatest need, and the highest mortality rate, right here in the good old United States.
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