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Fri., July 25, 2014

Care about children

Some of us citizens of the United States are descendants of immigrants or refugees who settled here in America from other countries within the last 300 years or so; some within the last 50 years.

We don’t yet know the circumstances regarding the thousands of children (refugees) who have been illegally brought to this country from other nearby American countries: Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Yet we are calling them “runaways.” Some say “Send them back! How dare they cross our borders!”

Does anyone know if these children are being given away, or taken away? How and why? Are they refugees? Do we care?

I hope we care.

Fran Gorton

Spokane



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