Letters to the Editor

Blame immigrant parents

Children who were separated from their parents after entering the U.S. illegally cover their faces as they arrive at the Cayuga Centers, a nonprofit welfare agency, in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Thursday, July 27, 2018. In what appeared to be a mass evacuation, more than a dozen white vans lined up outside Cayuga Centers on Wednesday night and Thursday, as the federal government raced to meet the deadline to reunite families.  (Gregg Vigliotti/The New York Times)
Children who were separated from their parents after entering the U.S. illegally cover their faces as they arrive at the Cayuga Centers, a nonprofit welfare agency, in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Thursday, July 27, 2018. In what appeared to be a mass evacuation, more than a dozen white vans lined up outside Cayuga Centers on Wednesday night and Thursday, as the federal government raced to meet the deadline to reunite families. (Gregg Vigliotti/The New York Times) NYT

I do not want any child taken from their parents. But the immigrant parents are at fault for bringing their children to this country illegally and not going through the right process, as thousands have done before them.

What are the kids learning from this? That it is okay to break the law if you want something. That’s wrong.

Why do we have American lawyers going to certain countries and telling families there how to get things done once they cross our borders illegally?

Put the children and their parents on a plane and send them back to their home countries. Then the people who are protesting and crying will have no reason to cry or protest.

Leonard E. Finn

Lexington

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