A lack of compassion...
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I read Vicky Martin’s letter in last weeks Times-Independent regarding DACA.

Her opinions border on hate and are intolerant.

Statistical editorializing by this intolerant individual overlooks another important statistic — a substantial majority of “real” Americans, Republicans and Democrats support providing a compassionate solution to the children brought to America “illegally” by parents trying to provide a safer environment for their children.

Ms. Martin postulates to prove they love America, the “dreamers” should return home. Where might that be? They were raised here; most are contributing members of our military, economy and society. This is their home. They broke no laws. They are Americans. Ms. Martin’s lack of compassion and undertones of hateful rhetoric are hard to understand.

I don’t know the answer to the DACA problem but clearly, as some of the most fortunate people on earth, we could and should refrain from hurtful, hateful behavior and help solve this problem, instead of editorializing divisive hateful rhetoric.

—John Hartley


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