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Letter: People seeking safe harbor should be welcomed here

Have we all been brain washed by Trump’s nonstop lying and Fox state media? Individuals showing up at U.S. ports of entry are not illegal aliens.

They are citizens of other countries properly, legally applying for safe harbor. Have we all forgotten the oft quoted “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” It’s inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.

Nowhere on the statue does it say “go home, you’re not wanted. If you apply for refuge we’re going to jail you and take away your children, even babies, and you may well never see them again.” That’s Trump’s America, reserved for only White, 1-percenters.

And when considering whether to admit mothers and children trying to escape the brutality of drug gang violence south of the border, we might want to consider how our drug habits fuel those gangs. You want to “Make America Great Again,” stop buying drugs and try living up to our declared principals of decency and family values.

Fundamental to Christ’s teachings and all religious teaching is “love thy neighbor.”

Ray Volpe


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