Bad assumptions on immigration
I had to respond to the racist, bigoted letter regarding the number of Hispanics the writer observed at a Walmart store in Hardeeville.
The writer assumes, wrongly, that they and many others are “illegal aliens,” in this country to take advantage of us, misuse our support system for the poor, and cause our schools to spend money on bilingual teachers.
This is an insult to the millions of immigrants who are here because they want jobs and better lives for their children. Millions are here legally, and have been in this country for years. They have homes and families.
Those who are now trying to cross the border in Texas have been made into “criminals” by Donald Trump when, actually, many are families fleeing violence and poverty in their own countries.
To anyone scared to death to see and hear people speaking something other than English, get used to it. According to demographic data, white people in the United States will be a minority around mid-century.
Those who would try to meet some immigrants might realize that we are all people with similar hopes and dreams and we are doing the best we can to achieve them.
It is the Christmas season. For all those who share mean-spirited beliefs, try to find some small bit of compassion for those less fortunate. “There but for the grace of God go you.”
– Terry Gibson