Monday, November 15, 2010

At what point do we stop calling the "refugees"?

South Korea has just welcomed its 20,000th North Korean refugee, a forty-one-year-old woman who arrived this past Thursday with her two sons. Her mother is already in the South.

You can thank this man for the fact that there are so many:
Meanwhile, Kim Daejung deserves credit for allowing in more North Korean refugees than all his predecessors combined, a feat which included his future-oriented decision to establish Hanawon, a facility designed to process and integrate the newly arrived North Korean refugees. Funny how his critics twist all this around.
Here's hoping that this new ROK citizen will have a better life, and that tens of thousands more — at least that many — follow in her footsteps.

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