Letter of the Day (April 5): Border wall

  • Updated: April 4, 2014 - 6:37 PM

A nation of immigrants, but a nation at odds with immigrants.

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Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, offers communion to people on the Mexican side of the international border, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. Kicanas and Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O'Malley, along with several Bishops who serve along the U.S./Mexico border, were visiting the border town to bring awareness to immigration reform and to remember those who have died trying to cross the border in years past.

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The April 2 photo of priests giving communion through our nation’s “Freedom Wall” outside Nogales, Ariz., showed a beautiful, compassionate act of humanity (“Bishops use mass to press for immigration reform”). How sad to be a citizen in a country of immigrants that will go to such extraordinary lengths to make sure that other immigrants may not share our freedoms. I wish we would “tear down that wall.”

Charlie Greenman, Minnetonka

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