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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lou Dobbs Would Have Killed Anne Frank

As an isolationist I wouldn't have intervened in WWII. (Yes, I know that if the U.S. hadn't of entered WWII that we might all be speaking German now and I might be married to some fat German shrew who gets off on stepping on my balls.) But I would have opened up America's borders for all those fleeing Europe. Like the Frank family.
Anne Frank's father tried to arrange U.S. visas for his family before they went into hiding, but his efforts were hampered when Allied and Axis countries tightened immigration policies, according to papers released Wednesday.

Otto Frank also sent desperate letters to friends and family in the U.S. pleading for help with immigration costs as the family tried to escape the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

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But immigration rules were changing under the Nazi regime and in the U.S. There were nearly 300,000 people on a waiting list for a U.S. immigration visa. Besides, since Frank had living relatives in Germany, he would have been unable to immigrate under U.S. policy at the time.
So sad.

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