Where is our moral com­pass?

The Washington Post - - WASHINGTON FORUM -

As an oc­to­ge­nar­ian, I be­lieve I have been read­ing The Post for 70 years, but few ar­ti­cles have brought me to tears as did Pe­tula Dvo­rak’s Oct. 10 Metro col­umn, “An im­pos­si­ble choice for an im­mi­grant mother.” Ca­tia Paz has been told to self-de­port by Fri­day, leav­ing her hus­band and her daugh­ters, ages 6 and 8, be­hind. Why? Be­cause she was 17 and not 16 or younger when she fled her war-torn coun­try of El Salvador. She has held a re­spon­si­ble job, is rais­ing her chil­dren and is a home­owner, but the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion re­scinded the De­ferred Ac­tion for Par­ents of Amer­i­cans and Law­ful Per­ma­nent Res­i­dents ex­ec­u­tive ac­tion, and now she must leave or face de­por­ta­tion.

What have we as a coun­try be­come? Where is our moral com­pass? Where is ba­sic de­cency? In this in­stance, cer­tainly, it has van­ished. Claire O’Dwyer Ran­dall, Spring­field

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