Flash Fiction #194


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

José, Can You See?

He got here legally three years ago, from Ecuador, to the United States – the land of milk and honey, and gold-paved streets.

No gold, but lots of opportunities for people willing to work. He was now the manager of this little convenience store, saving every penny to bring the rest of his family.

He felt sympathy for the ‘refugee caravan’ marching toward Trump’s wall, but they shouldn’t be allowed in. The infrastructure just wouldn’t support the sudden influx of thousands more. Ignoring redneck racism, they weren’t obeying the laws of HIS new country. Wait in line, the way he had.


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11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #194

  1. granonine says:

    Good story, well written.


  2. Jim Wheeler says:

    I have been waiting for a debate on amnesty law. Currently, the U.S. is legally locked into the U.N. multilateral treaty called the 1951 Refugee Convention. Trump is changing our culture in numerous ways and I figure this one is due. Changing amnesty policy would be no more controversial than withdrawing from the Global Climate agreement or criticizing NATO or undercutting the entire intelligence community.


    • Archon's Den says:

      As can be surmised from this post, I am a great fan of ‘Wet foot/dry foot.’ If you aren’t here yet, we don’t have to support you in any way, and we can do whatever it takes to keep you from reaching ‘here.’

      Canada has the same infrastructure problem. In the last several years, hundreds of thousands of non-American refugees have leaked in from the US. A recent report says that only 396 of them have been kicked back out.

      Ski-bum, Justin Trudeau & Co. let them in, because it makes him/them look humanitarian. They settle mainly in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver, who do not receive any extra funding from the Federal Liberals, and are being overwhelmed. 😯

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  3. Dale says:

    I can’t say I disagree with this…


    • Archon's Den says:

      Being kind, and accommodating can go too far – and in the wrong direction. Let’s get treatment and housing for Canadian veterans, before we send another $25,000,000 to some shit-hole African country. 😯

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dale says:

        I could not agree more, my friend…


      • Jim Wheeler says:

        Trump views foreign aid the way you do, Archon, but it is not the boondoggle it might seem, IMO. Right now, the EU, Australia,
        Canada and the U.S. are being overrun by immigrants of all stripes, including families, desperately fleeing corruption, anarchy and gangs. At the same time, all the wealthier nations are benefitting from cheap labor in third-world nations, India, and China. Unless the G20 aids the poor countries, asymmetric warfare, a.k.a. terrorism, will only increase. If the only solution is to wall ourselves off, everybody is going to suffer.

        Just sayin’.


  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    How perspectives change depending on which side of the border one stands.


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