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Category: Immigration
October 30, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Immigration crisis: The role of the U.S. in damaging Central American countries

Made in Honduras with our aid”  by columnist Jerry Large [Local News, Oct. 26] speaks truth I devoutly hope those in power will hear and heed. U.S. policies through NAFTA and long before have aggressively and militarily demanded profits and privileges depriving residents of Central America of resources and rights. Injustice harms the perpetrator…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Honduras, immigration, Mary Margaret Pruitt

August 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Immigration: Time to repay debt for generational policy failures

Thanks for publishing Kay Hubbard’s guest column on the history of U.S. policies and their contribution to the present influx of thousands of children seeking refuge from the violence of their home countries ["How U.S. foreign policy in Central America created the child border crisis," Opinion, Aug. 12].  We owe these children safety, not only…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: foreign policy, immigration, Mexico

August 6, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Immigration: We should be looking in the U.S. to fill high-tech jobs

I was deeply touched and grateful for former Gov. Dan Evan’s eloquent summary of our humane immigration policies of the recent past, and his courageous call for similar assistance to victims of the current crisis ["This is not America’s first immigration crisis," Opinion, Aug. 2]. Against this backdrop, I find it especially jarring…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Gov. Dan Evan, immigration, Marilyn Bentz

July 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Children crossing the border: Show some compassion

My deep gratitude for The Seattle Times’ excellent coverage of the heartbreaking events happening along our southern border, where children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala due to horrific violence and suffering at the hands of powerful drug cartels supplying users in the U.S. with illegal drugs [“269 children from border surge taken in by Northwest states,” Local News, July…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: illegal immigration, immigrant children, Jacqueline Leksen

June 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Immigration: Beef up security

After reading the column “Immigration cruelties of the ‘compassionate’ sort” by Jay Ambrose [Opinion, June 11], I came away wondering why are we not holding Mexico and the Central American countries responsible for allowing children to travel through their borders and into the U. S.? I was under the assumption that we give those…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Central America, Gilberto Hedges-Blanquez, immigration

June 5, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Illegal immigration: Stop imprisoning people without due process

I applaud the editorial condemning the abuses at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma and the conclusion that the profit motive is at the heart of the abuses [“Spotlight on troubled Tacoma ICE detention center,” Opinion, June 3]. The Seattle Times’ statement that detention centers are necessary is questionable, however. As The Times points…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: due process, illegal immigration, immigration

May 29, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Immigration reform: We are expelling those who can help the economy

I agree with the opinions presented in “Despite Obama, immigration is still splitting up families” [Local News, May 28]. There needs to be a different approach to handling cases of those in the country illegally. The harm we bestow on people like Jaime Rubio-Sulficio reflects back on us as well. Beyond the emotional turmoil…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Anthony Valente, Danny Westneat, immigration

April 21, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Enforce immigration laws already on the books

I hope the article in The Seattle Times “Death at the border defies a dream” [Nation & World, April 20] was not written to evoke sympathy from the public. It caused me more cynicism and disdain for the politicians in this country who refuse to enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books.  These…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: health care, illegal immigration, immigration

March 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

City rules harm immigrants

This responds to Mayor Ed Murray’s call for increased funding to support immigrants and refugees [“Mayor wants to expand services for immigrants, refugees,” Local News, March 26]. My parents immigrated to this country in the early 1920s from Sweden. They didn’t speak English and they didn’t look for assistance from government. They were looking…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Aaliyah Gupta, Bob Dorse, immigration

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