AFTER FIDEL CASTRO conquered Cuba in 1959, the United States opened its doors to Cuban refugees fleeing the homicidal communist takeover of their homeland. Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, the United States admitted hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese boat people fleeing the homicidal communist takeover of their homeland. When Hungary's communist government crushed a pro-democracy uprising in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower made it possible for tens of thousands of Hungarian refugees to escape to a better life in America. Pressure from Congress in the 1970s and '80s enabled half a million persecuted Soviet Jews and Pentecostal Christians to emigrate to the United States.
Now this country should again open its arms, and welcome anyone seeking freedom from the communist nightmare descending on Hong Kong. . . .