Welcome the Stranger

 Welcome the Stranger

Dear Editor:

Your coverage of the migrant crisis and the response of our representatives is disappointing. The strength of America is built upon the hard work and dedication of generations of people just like those who are now seeking asylum (as well as the millions who were forcibly brought here and enslaved). Go back a few generations in your family to find where you came from and be grateful. We are commanded to welcome the stranger. Our laws afford all who seek admission the right to a hearing; pending the right to be heard, we have a moral, humanitarian and legal obligation to provide asylum seekers food, shelter and safety.

What better space and place than a property like Floyd Bennett Field? The migrants have been under extreme physical and emotional stress. When they arrive, visit and welcome them.

Richard Lipsman

Rockaway Stuff

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