Letters to the Editor

Letter: Doorstep of hope

To the Editor:

You were born here. You grew up here. You got married here. Your children were born here. Your friends are here. Everything in your life, and all that you have, is centered on being an American citizen. What would have to happen to you and your children that would make you decide to leave all that you have and move to another country?

How utterly desperate and afraid must you become, to be driven to choose such a radical risk? What unbearable conditions must be thrust upon you, that it would be better to be where you have nothing, don't speak the language, don't understand the culture, and must put your children through a series of traumatic experiences?

Despite the efforts of some to demonize the victims, the people at our border did not create the horror that disrupted their lives. They, like us and every other person in this world, did not get to choose where they were born.

When overwhelming misery drove them to agonizing decision, they chose our country, because we have a history of compassion and caring. We see it as our southern border; they see it as the doorstep of hope.

Walter Enoch

McHenry

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