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September 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM

What’s the difference between refugees from Syria and Central America?

Imagine if Lebanon refused to admit the 1.1 million refugees from the Syrian war [“UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark,” Nation & World, Aug. 29]. What if they simply deported them back into the war zone? As thousands of children are killed, the world would be justifiably outraged.

But we, a nation with 70 times as many people, are delaying in processing the 66,000 children who have fled the violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. We must welcome and care for them, ensuring they have legal represent ion to ensure they are properly processed.

Tricia Wittmann-Todd, Seattle

Comments | Topics: immigration, lebanon, syria

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