Mickey Desruisseaux
Nov 4, 2018 · 1 min read

1.) I was born in the United States; my misgivings about the current occupant of the Oval Office notwithstanding, I have no intention to “flee” anywhere.

2.) Similarly, my parents did not “flee” the country of their birth. They chose to immigrate to this one, as countless others have done from countries all over the world since its founding.

3.) You seem to have already made up your mind about what makes poor countries “shitholes” and what happens when “enough” of their people immigrate to the United States. Feel free to answer your own question; I don’t think either of us would be well-served by my trying to convince you otherwise.

Thank you for reading.

    Mickey Desruisseaux

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    Black dude. Chicagoan. Shithole-American. Politics junkie. Nerd. A monster of many words trying to be a man of all of them.