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Ehlert: US Turns Ugly Toward Kids

Protesters turn back three buses carrying 140 immigrants as they attempt to enter the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol station for processing on Tuesday in Murrieta, Calif.(AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman)

Besides the temperature and hurricane season, there’s something else heating up in these United States as we enjoy our Independence Day weekend. Ugliness. Though we keep trying to patch it, paint over it or ignore it, the roots of it never seem to go away. I’m talking about the layers of ugliness surrounding our immigration policy in general, and specifically the way some people are dealing with the Central American children (and some of their parents) who have gambled everything to enter our country illegally in search of the things our Constitution guarantees/Robert Ehlert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: What do you think about the demonstrations in Southern California involving Central American children?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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