I'm never surprised to see xenophobic responses to immigration in our local weeklies, but I'm hard pressed to not respond to this ridiculous argument by "citizen Kinch."
The debate on recent immigration framed by older settlers has a glaring omission, the people who are indigenous to this continent. Face facts, the "immigration laws" of this land, as well as the borders, are relatively new as are the white settlers who constructed them, imagine how the local natives feel about the hypocrisy of "Homeland Security" enforced by a government who stole land by force or by treaty.
The recent raids are inhumane, imposed upon working people whose contributions to social security will possibly never be tapped by them.
Further, conflating immigrants with houseless folks only confuses readers. Wasn't it Reagan cutting off social services funding, often used by veterans, that drove needy folks into the streets for survival?
Shame on the journal for rewarding Kinch, on this regurgitation of FOX NEWS with an ice cream.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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