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November 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Immigration: Obama is being hypocritical

Leading up to the election in 2008, President Obama campaigned on a promise that immigration reform would be at the top of his agenda if elected [“Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders,” Nation & World, Nov. 20]. During the first two years of his administration no immigration reform bills were suggested, much…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: immigration, Mark Stratton, President Obama

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

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…

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Comments | Topics: immigration, lebanon, syria

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 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

State’s fires: Encouraging to see workers’ efforts

The Seattle Times’ story about the courageous people who lost everything in the wildfires moved me to tears [“Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives,” Local News, July 23]. It is amazing that some workers stayed behind as the inferno approached to rescue farm equipment that was not even…

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Comments | More in Wildfire | Topics: Anne Trench, forest fires, immigration

July 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Why is no one talking about the costs of immigrating?

My husband and I read the story about people who became citizens on the Fourth of July with sadness [“Special Fourth in Seattle for nation’s newest citizens,” Local News, July 4]. He came to this country when he was in high school, and has been a permanent resident for more than 30 years. He knows…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: immigration, July 4, Nancy Beaumont

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

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