This is a good letter to the editor submitted to the Daily Record. One point many make is the suffering of past migrants – much of which is very similar to what today’s migrants are going through. As progressive a society as we are there are still so many that treat migrants with disdain.
Are today’s immigrants so different? -Full Letter
Friday, December 14, 2007
I recently experienced a profound change of heart regarding the status of undocumented immigrants in this country.
I often pondered how waves of people throw caution to thewind and come to our country by the millions despite the obvious dangers involved andwithout any valid credentials. Added to my bewilderment is that these immigrants take this journey and eventually come to live in squalor. In spite of their miserable conditions, they continue to take that journey.
This massive movement of people has impacted our towns. These immigrants are the main source of overcrowding or stacking problems in towns like Morristown, Dover and Newton.