Don’t ignore responsibility

I had to respond to Sister Jane’s letter regarding immigrants.

I understand her need to make this an issue of compassion, but it is also an issue of accountability and responsibility. Every person who comes into this country illegally is aware of the risk they are taking. That includes the risk of their children being taken away from them, if apprehended. That choice is theirs. They have to be accountable for that choice.

Asking people to enter this country legally does not diminish love for them if they do not.

We have laws in this country and it is the responsibility of the president to insure those laws be carried out.

In the book of Romans in the Bible, Paul says, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”

You stated in your letter that this is not a Democratic or Republican issue but, your words regarding President Donald Trump and his administration imply otherwise. I’m sorry you’re ashamed of your country but I don’t think you can enter any country in this world without a visa, passport or other forms of identification.

My ancestors came from Italy and did not break any laws because they came in legally.

As sad as it is, children are bullied daily in our schools and not necessarily because they are immigrants or because our education system tolerates it. I don’t know of any school that would tolerate such behavior.

I agree with you that Congress needs to find a way to deal with the immigration problem and that should be our prayer, that God will open their mind and heart to solve this problem.

Louise Pardi,

Tiffin

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