Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Child refugees need legal help



Warren Binford (Willamette) wrote this op/ed about the U.S. government's response to unaccompanied minors coming to the United States.  She concludes:

"Providing refuge to orphans and unaccompanied children is part of America’s history and cultural heritage. For those who consider the arrival of the Mayflower the beginning of the creation of our nation, remember that the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth nearly 400 years ago with two orphans in their care, as well as two unaccompanied children. Apparently, even America’s earliest founders realized that, as noted by Mahatma Ghandi, `A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.'”


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