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A call for compassion [Commentary]
A call for compassion [Commentary]

Growing up in rural Harford County — a red county in a blue state — I quickly became exposed to the many fears that conservative voters have concerning illegal immigration. The Mexicans, I was told as a child (because apparently everyone who illegally crosses the U.S. border is Mexican), were coming to take American jobs. They were coming to deal drugs and spread crime. They were coming to live off of our social welfare programs, all the while avoiding the payment of taxes and not even bothering to learn English. However, after reports surfaced of the 47,000 children who have illegally entered the United States since last October, such conservative stereotypes do not seem to...