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We can do better

May 23, 2018

To the editor,

In light of the raid on Midwest Precast Concrete on Wednesday, May 9, Henry County Democrats go on record expressing our dismay at the cruel and unnecessary sundering of families in our community (and across the nation). We recognize the nation’s need for secure borders and clear procedures for those who wish to cross those borders. We also believe that a nation of immigrants can and should do better in establishing reasonable and humane legislation to deal with people seeking safety and security.

Unfortunately, it seems that those currently in power have forgotten the values that over two centuries made America a haven for millions fleeing violence, oppression, and crushing poverty. We can maintain national security while preserving the dignity of all people, regardless of their current status. We can enjoy secure borders without tearing families apart. We dare not become a nation that traumatizes children for the sake of a misplaced “nativism.” We can do better.

-Jeff Fager, Chair

Henry County Democrats

Comments (4)
Posted by: Glen Joseph Peiffer | May 26, 2018 10:07
Posted by: Glen Joseph Peiffer | May 26, 2018 17:56

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Posted by: Glen Joseph Peiffer | Jun 06, 2018 23:24

44 percent of Hispanics say that illegal immigration is hurting their communities. Only 26 percent of Hispanics approve.

Posted by: Glen Joseph Peiffer | Jun 07, 2018 01:20
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