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Our View: U.S. must move on border crisis

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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:00 pm

So much of what is wrong in the world — poverty, famine, injustice or war — cannot be fixed in the short-term. Occasionally, though, the crisis arises that can be dispatched quickly. We would put the humanitarian mess taking place on the U.S. border with Mexico as a crisis that needs to be, and can be, fixed.

The United States knows how to deal with emergencies and displaced people — witness our country’s response to tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters.

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1 comment:

  • Cynthia Martinez posted at 12:49 pm on Wed, Jun 18, 2014.

    tigerlily Posts: 33

    Yeah, such a crummy deal. All these kids get is food and a safe place to hang out (including sleeping bags for each and every one of them).
    We should take far better care of them, because that would stop more parents from sending them, right?
    Given the number of American kids going to bed hungry, and the epidemic of child abuse here - and the absurd underfunding of such challenges - I really think it best, as regards children whose parents send them over here illegally, is to escort them back to the country from which they came, and to stop supporting circumstances which exacerbate the violence and poverty in those countries.

     

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