Treat all im­mi­grants the same

The Hamilton Spectator - - COMMENT -

RE: Wel­com­ing the world to Hamil­ton (Feb. 11)

Fred Eisen­berger, I am also an im­mi­grant, born in Hanover, Ger­many, and I agree with you in prin­ci­ple. Un­for­tu­nately, you need to stay away from the word “refugee” and the spe­cial treat­ment it seems to carry with it. No one im­mi­grat­ing to Canada came from a per­fect life, we were all refugees of one type or an­other and we all be­came Cana­di­ans. Our de­mo­graph­ics are get­ting older, we need im­mi­grants as the birth rate drops. This is all true.

How­ever, I am to­tally against any spe­cial treat­ment for any racial or re­li­gious group. All im­mi­grants should be treated ex­actly the same as you and your par­ents and I and my par­ents were. Prob­lem solved — sim­ple. Herb Pelz, Hamil­ton

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