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…More
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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…More
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…More
At a time when we desperately require pragmatic and steady courage within our Congress, extremism often finds a way to blot out any movement toward bipartisanship [“Immigration reform: More than an issue of illegal immigration,” Northwest Voices, Jan. 16]. Despite this fact, I believe we are fortunate to have a moral and social issue…More
Immigration reform isn’t just about people who are in this country illegally [“Immigration reform and the economy,” Northwest Voices, Jan. 5].
There are thousands of U.S. citizens who are forced to live without family members who are citizens of other countries. The petition process to bring family members to the U.S. puts the final burden of decision-making on overworked consular staff at U.S. embassies.
Reform should include path to citizenship We want immigration reform to pass because it will help the economy, keep families together, and we will be following the 14th Amendment. [“Patty Murray makes strong case for immigration reform,” seattletimes.com, June 13.] We think this reform must include a path to citizenship. What would we do without immigrants?…More