A Little Humanity Needed - Letter

The Massachusetts Military Reservation, now Joint Base Cape Cod, was itself a cause for protest and concern when it was first proposed. It prevailed and has since been used for a variety of purposes by and for the country.

At one time there were more than 20,000 people on the base. But now some of us seem to think we cannot handle a few hundred kids who may be placed there temporarily while awaiting hearings on their requests for asylum, a process required by a law enacted in 2008 by President Bush.

I don’t understand what people are afraid of. These are kids. There is plenty of room for them. We may be able to help them avoid human trafficking or gang violence. Isn’t that what one human being should do for another?

Karen S. Miller
Moody Drive
Sandwich

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