This is a world we live in, not a neighborhood.

Why do we accept refugees? Because we can.

And if we can, we should. Four homeless people in a crowded shelter would welcome a fifth homeless person, not turn them away. And then they would make due with what they have.

If a woman is being attacked in a street outside your home, do you help? Or lock your door? If 10,000 refugees are subject to genocide in their own country, do you lock your borders?

Am I happy with everything immigration brings to my community? No. But if you know anything about what they’ve been through–and continue to endure–you’ll make due with what you have.

We live privileged lives. We can help. So we should.