Thursday, December 01, 2016

Booby Prize

Well, at least he's being honest:
Soyinka, who recently completed a stint as a scholar in residence at New York University, made his pledge to cut up his green card — which provides permanent legal residence status — just days before the Nov. 8 election.

“The moment they announce his [Trump’s] victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” he said at a conference in London, according to news reports from earlier this month.

On Thursday, Soyinka, who has also taught at Harvard and Yale, said that he does not plan to call on other green card holders to follow his lead.

“It’s useful in many ways,” he said of the green card. “I wouldn’t for one single moment discourage any Nigerians or anybody from acquiring a green card…but I have had enough of it.”
Now if only the celebrities who said they would leave would follow his lead...

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