Trump’s curb on im­mi­gra­tion

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Philip S. Con­nolly,

“U.S. Se­nate im­mi­gra­tion bill; Dra­matic shift, cuts,” Aug. 3 news story.

More than 60 years ago, I em­i­grated from Ire­land to the United States. I was ac­cepted by Amer­i­cans who treated me with kind­ness and com­pas­sion. Now, un­der rules pro­posed by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, I would be in­el­i­gi­ble to en­ter the United States. I had no money and no tech­ni­cal skills; how­ever, I had a de­sire to work and make a bet­ter life for my­self.

I have never been un­em­ployed, ar­rested or re­ceived wel­fare ben­e­fits. I mar­ried a won­der­ful woman, raised a fam­ily and re­tired from the U.S. Air Force af­ter 20 years of ser­vice and had a sec­ond ca­reer.

Amer­ica has been good to me, and I tried to re­pay the ben­e­fits re­ceived. Now, Pres­i­dent Trump im­plies I and peo­ple like me should not be al­lowed to im­mi­grate to the U.S.

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