Will we show char­ity?

The Dallas Morning News - - Editorials | Letters -

Re: “Con­cerns about the car­a­van,” by An­nette Cur­tis, Oct. 29 Let­ters.

Cur­tis ex­presses con­cerns about where the car­a­van of mi­grants headed to­ward the U.S. is get­ting food, wa­ter and gas. She asks, “Who is pay­ing for and sup­ply­ing all this?” The Wash­ing­ton Post sup­plied the an­swers two days ago: “The re­spon­si­bil­ity of feed­ing, cloth­ing and shel­ter­ing sev­eral thou­sand mi­grants has been em­braced by the small Mex­i­can towns along the route, with res­i­dents jump­ing into char­ity mode as if they were re­spond­ing to a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter. ‘We’re sup­port­ing them 100 per­cent,’ Rafael Trinidad, a mu­nic­i­pal em­ployee, said as he passed out sand­wiches to mi­grants ar­riv­ing along the main road. ‘At least here, they can feel good.’”

I won­der if, when the car­a­van fi­nally reaches the Rio Grande, Amer­i­can cit­i­zens will treat th­ese des­per­ate men, women and their chil­dren with the same kind­ness, un­der­stand­ing and gen­eros­ity as the poor peo­ple of Mex­ico are do­ing. Holmes Bran­non, Plano

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