Distressed by immigration policy policy and families

Published Jun 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

I was very upset that the Trump administration started this policy of taking children from their parents.  Thankfully he has changed his mind and children will stay with their parents.  The children who were taken need to be reunited with their parents and we need to make sure it happens. 

I am still concerned about the I harshness of the Trump Administration’s immigration policy.  We have been a nation that have opened up our borders to refugees and immigrants and now because of the Trump administration we have become a nation of closing up our borders and being cruel and unfeeling. 
We need to remember what the Statue of Liberty says: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.  The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” 

What happened to our country?  Need I remind you that everyone in this country is an immigrant, ancestor of an immigrant or ancestors were brought here as slaves, except Native Americans.   If we want to be a caring country then we need to all stand up against Trump’s horrible and heartless immigration policy.  This is not a partisan issue!
— Jacquelynn Leisos, Utica