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Letter: This country can do better on immigration

INCO re June 30 rally

Published on July 11, 2018 10:23AM

We were thrilled with the enthusiasm and nearly 500-person turnout at the Rally to Keep Families Together on June 30th in Astoria, hosted by Indivisible North Coast Oregon (INCO). It was part of a nationwide movement to protest President Donald Trump’s border policy ripping families apart. Many of these families are fleeing violence and death threats in their home countries, and are legally seeking asylum in the U.S.

Immigrants have always played a vital role in building American communities, including here on the North Coast. Call your representatives in Congress ­— Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici — to let them know how inhumane and antithetical to American values this treatment is. This country can, and must, do better.

Monica Pearson, Wendela Howie, Joan Herman, Julia Hesse, Megan Hodges, Tiffiny Mitchell, Sue Zerangue, Carolyn Eady, Laura Jackson and Laurie Caplan

Indivisible North Coast Oregon



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