The Odessa Record -

Humanitarian response is requested by writer

 

September 19, 2019



To the Editor:

Chip Chip Chip away. Do you notice the chipping away of human rights of migrants and reduction of total number of refugees by the present administration? Day after day, it creates an even more cruel way to block asylum-seekers; the latest being the denial of refuge for Bahamians fleeing the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, and people living here sometimes for years, who require advanced medical care. This of course includes children being sent back to their countries of origin where there is limited access to medical care, a certain death sentence for some.

Not only are we denying non-Americans access to our country, we lose the richness of inclusion of foreign people with all their talent, culture, ideas and contributions.

There is a rumor that the present administration will cut the number of refugees from 30,000 to zero in the coming year. In the meantime, there are more than 61 million refugees world-wide, and Turkey alone has been host to more than three million refugees from Syria.

Certainly we can do more and share our compassion with others on this earth. All will benefit.

Nancy Street

Cheney

 

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