LETTER: Unfair to compare accused Americans to asylum seekers

Regarding the “Political strategies” letter (PDN, June, 15-16): To compare American children removed from their convicted parents for a number of reasons (e.g., drugs, violence, DUI, and other arrests) to children removed from their parents seeking asylum at the Mexican border constitutes a false, contentious comparison.

The asylum seekers are attempting to escape persecution and danger; they are not facing punishment for crimes committed in their countries of origin.

The writer’s ill-founded comparison helps dim America’s fountain of light that the world is questioning.

Cleo Baker,

Sequim

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