I'd like to respond to the letter from D.M. Quinn about people from other countries who seek to stay here (“Call them ‘illegal,’” March 8). My family came here seeking relief from economic depression in Germany a hundred years ago. Some families came to escape war or persecution. People come for the same reasons today.
But our immigration laws only allow a small percentage to remain and become citizens. The laws must change. Meanwhile, we must never turn a blind eye when police, who should be protecting community, unduly separate families. The cost of family separation to the larger community is great.
Kate Hartig, Parkton