LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Immigration: An American perspective

Hearing so much about immigration and immigrant children being separated from their mothers at the border of the United States, I would like to point out that this practice is not new, but also affected children of American mothers at one time. My American mother married a British citizen, moved with him to a small […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Misuse of English language, logic for political expediency

Alan Gaddis in his recent letter provides excellent examples of how to misuse the English language to justify his political opinions. (“U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is ‘inhumane’” Letter to the Editor, July 6) Also, he mistakes fact and uses poor logic to draw his conclusions. He speaks of the horrors faced by “asylum-seeking refugee […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The hypocrisy of criticizing immigration policy

I just couldn’t help but wonder how people like Alan Gaddis can get so much wrong in such a short space. (“U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is ‘inhumane’,” Letter to the Editor, July 6) I had almost topped out my overflow tank when I got to the crux of his problems near the end. He, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep out ‘invaders’

Mr. Gaddis sees the people coming across our southern borders as refugees. I see them as invaders. (“U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is ‘inhumane’,” Letter to the Editor, July 6. The other day as I traveled through Kent County I noticed quite a few homes had fences around at least a portion of their property. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is the outrage from our elected leaders?

I was moved to tears by the video on CNN of Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia from Guatemala being reunited with her eight-year-old daughter after a 55-day separation! Tears, hugs, kisses. But the child does not speak. She seems traumatized. Olivia Caceres was separated from her 1-year-old son in November at a legal point of entry. Even after […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Borders shouldn’t separate us

In response to “Their choice” (Letter to the Editor, July 5), is it really a choice if the alternative to crossing the border is death, torture or rape? These people who are fleeing are our human neighbors in a world that is connected by common decency and global responsibility. How can we ignore the plight […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump ‘kidnapping’?

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a recent letter to the editor on U.S. immigration policy headlined “Trump’s actions are akin to kidnapping” • Mike Apgar (who submitted the letter to the editor) I would […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is ‘inhumane’

On April 6, this administration, through Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, announced a “zero-tolerance” policy regarding “illegal” immigration. The stated intent was to deter/stop asylum seeking refugee families from crossing our southern borders. During his campaign, the president referred to these people as killers, rapists, drug dealers, and MS-13 gang members. Many Americans chose to believe […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Immigration policy

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. More than a hundred people stood on the east steps of Legislative Hall in Dover Saturday to show their support for a change in current immigration laws. They also urged that children […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump’s actions are akin to kidnapping

Let’s call it as it really is: Donald Trump has directed a government agency to kidnap children. Forced separation of children from their parents — followed by separate detention of both — is kidnapping. Is it any wonder that a storm of moral outrage and condemnation have fallen on the White House? Trump has had […]