We cannot win a war of isolation regarding our borders

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I am very confused and disappointed by our government’s handling of immigration.

Our neighbors to the south (not across oceans but in our neighborhood) need our help.

Conditions must be really bad if families break up on purpose. First, husbands come here to earn money to send back home, and now many children are being sent alone on a very dangerous route to try to get to the land of freedom.

And what do we do? We spend billions on building walls and fences to keep them out and separate ourselves. We want to spend billions more to deport individuals who are, like my grandparents, coming to the United States to try to build a better life — not looking for handouts but for opportunities.

Where would we be, if rather than spending the billions on isolating ourselves, we had spent billions trying to help them out in the land of their birth?

We cannot win a war of isolation; we would be much better off if our money and efforts were spent assisting others in building a better life.

DON PELLEGRINO
Ross


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