Gogol Bordello, “Immigraniada”

This song and music video is fantastic, and jives with a lot of what I think about immigration and refugees. Forget about taxpayers for a minute, forget about bringing in temporary, exploited workers to meet “Canada’s economic needs”. What right do we have to prevent people from doing their best, by whatever means, to join our society and share in our prosperity? Who cares if they come “rougher every time”? Whose ancestors among us didn’t, at some point, climb off a ship or a plane and try to carve out a new life in a new world