Letter: We must resist awful treatment of those who seek asylum

Posted 10/2/19

To the editor:

Reports on new outrages have recently drowned out some of the coverage of the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants at our southern border and across our nation’s …

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Letter: We must resist awful treatment of those who seek asylum

Posted

To the editor:

Reports on new outrages have recently drowned out some of the coverage of the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants at our southern border and across our nation’s communities.

But while the reporting may have subsided, these policies continue to be implemented systematically and stealthily. Those that are bent on rolling back our humanitarian traditions towards the needy who arrive at our borders are willing to play a long game at all levels of society to achieve their ends. We need to match that with our efforts.

I urge fellow citizens to attend and participate in a meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 17, at the Little Compton Community Center. We have lined up a strong panel of leading experts to talk about the national, state and community aspects of this issue. They will bring the topic alive through describing specific situations they have encountered. There will be plenty of time for questions and the exchange of ideas on how we can all help.

Please do join us for this very important event.

Paul G. Clifford

Little Compton

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