The world’s pickiest refugees turn their noses up at America

Caption: Don’t be fooled: The guard towers, machine-gun posts, barbed wire and guard dogs are carefully cropped out of what appears to be a picture of an island paradise.

For more two centuries, the United States has been a beacon of hope for the world?s poor and oppressed dreaming of a better life in the fabled Land Opportunity.

Today?s refugees are a little pickier, it seems. Quote:

Forty of the 300 refugees who left Nauru to resettle in the US have contacted the island nation asking to come back because life in America was harder than expected, the Nauruan President has revealed. End of quote.

To paraphrase the best line from the immortal Ghostbusters, ?You don?t know what it?s like over there! I?ve been to America: they expect you to work!?

To hear the tilty-headed numb-nuts of the ?asylum seeker? industry tell it, Nauru is a brutal hell-hole. Auschwitz with an ocean view. I mean, imagine how truly horrible a place must be if people prefer it to the Land of the Free. Quote:

Refugee life on Nauru can include holidays in Fiji, business ownership, free housing and healthcare and jobs in government departments and at the local hospital, The Australian was told during a four-day visit to the ?Pacific island nation to interview refugees and government officials.

Nauru?s President Baron Waqa said refugees who resettled in the US had contacted his nation?s Departmen?t of Justice and Border Protection and asked to come back. He said that did not surprise him because Nauru was a cheap place to live, warm with a relaxed lifestyle. ?The US ? it?s a difficult place to live, a lot of competition for work and jobs,? he said.

?They call America the land of the free and all that but (there are) a lot of catches and they soon find out that it?s not that easy.? End of quote.

I guess it isn?t easy, having to actually work for a living rather than suck up a steady diet of handouts and freebies. Quote:

Some refugees approached by The Australian this week are deeply troubled?Mr Zadeh, 29, has been told he will soon go to the US but finds it hard to say if he is pleased about it. End of quote.

?Coming to America? has been the dream and hope of hundreds of millions of people. That hope appears to have been supplanted by a staggering sense of entitlement, from people who have done nothing to build the prosperity and freedom of the West but who demand all of its benefits for free.

?The American dream,? wrote James Truslow Adams. ?Has not been a dream of merely material plenty?It has been much more than that?.

Not any more, it seems. Now it?s all ?gibs me dat!?

We?re constantly lectured that country-shopping ?asylum seekers? are fleeing for their lives. You?d think they?d be a little less picky, then.

Jacinda Ardern better hope that New Zealand measures up to their lofty standards.