Well then, it's a good thing nobody said that, right? Still, let me guess: you're in the camp that says we should NOT deport illegal immigrants back to certain places because those places are
... real shitholes, right? Can't have it both ways. Biasing a visa lottery to favor places that cannot shake off a deep, pervasive criminal culture, instead of doing what, say, Mexico, Canada and the UK do (merit-based immigration) is crazy. Haiti IS a shithole. The local culture there has had decades of opportunities to use offered help (not counting the Clinton Foundation's fraud, of course - that's a special case) to reform their culture and civil institutions. But they still haven't - it's a violent, poorly educated, corrupt place. We should be looking for someone willing to actually work on that, and raining support down on them so that Haitians perhaps could stand a chance of having a real place to live.
Yeah, if I lived there, I'd probably want out. If I lived there, I'd certainly call it a shithole.
The whole notion of only letting in the best and brightest into a country? Not only is not the Christian way, it's also not the American way.
You're right, it's the Canadian way. Or the Swiss way. Why shouldn't we be looking for people who bring something TO the country, rather than people who bring the need for massive entitlement spending, more ESOL teachers, and a generation's (at best) lag time in constructive engagement in the economy?
I'm good friends with African immigrants who showed up here legally, speaking English AND three more languages than I do, who worked three jobs, bought homes, run businesses ... and would be the very first people to tell you that someone from a rural village in Somalia is not going to show up equipped to do any of those things. Exactly the opposite. If your mission is generosity, why are you not advocating for helping to fix what's wrong in Somalia? Or is it too much of a shithole, and you're thinking it's beyond help?
Are there shithole countries in Africa? Sure, the Congo comes to mind.
An almost entirely black country. Racist.