Imagine Anne Frank in America by johnlamb

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 Imagine that this is Anne Frank,
    an eighty-year-old woman
  walking along a Virginia beach.
Roughly seventy years have passed
 since her her escape to the U.S.
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You met her once, at a fundraiser she
   hosted at her New York home.
  She beams when she shows the
              pictures
     of her many children and
           grandchildren.
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      The Library of Congress
    just built out an entire alcove
 dedicated to Frank’s lifelong career
as an American writer and journalist.
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The next time someone tells you
 that all a person has to do to
            immigrate
     to the United States is
          “get in line...”
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    Think of Anne Frank’s father
Otto Frank, who “got in line” in 1938
    and was denied a U.S. visa.
   In 1941, he was denied again.
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  Four years later,
Anne Frank was dead.

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    If Anne Frank had made it
 to the U.S. during World War II,
she would have arrived illegally.
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That’s why we need Congress
     to make things right
      for good people...
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by not denying so many of them
           a way in...

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  ...and by recognizing the
people we’d rather stay here,
 and giving them a chance.
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       I want a set of laws
     that would have offered
Anne Frank an American welcome...
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      even if her father
had decided to come anyways.

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Anne Frank could have grown old in
            America...

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if we had immigration laws that valued
      how much she needed us...

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      and how much
    we needed her, too.

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