Administration is slowly removing human rights

Letter to the Editor

 

Last updated 9/19/2019 at 11:53am



Chip, chip, chip away. Do you notice the chipping away of human rights of migrants and reduction of total number of refugees by the present administration?

Day after day, it creates an even more cruel way to block asylum-seekers; the latest being the denial of refuge for Bahamians fleeing the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, and people living here sometimes for years, who require advanced medical care. This of course includes children being sent back to their countries of origin where there is limited access to medical care, a certain death sentence for some.

Not only are we denying non-Americans access to our country, we lose the richness of inclusion of foreign people with all their talent, culture, idea, and contributions. (See Luther, “Refugees needed to replace lack of workers,” Aug. 29, 2019)

There is a rumor that the present administration will cut the number of refugees from 30,000 to zero in the coming year. In the meantime, there are more than 61 million refugees worldwide, and Turkey alone has been host to more than 3 million refugees from Syria.


Certainly we can do more, and share our compassion with others on this earth. All will benefit.

Nancy Street

Cheney

 

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