Simply outrageous | Letter

The Reporter’s article, “Lights for Liberty Vigil protests the inhumane conditions faced by migrants” on the front page of the July 19 issue was written from a very biased point of view and indeed sounds like it was written by the protesters themselves.

To state as factual news that the vigil [was] “to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants in concentration camps across the country” is simply outrageous.

I realize that this is an emotional and polarizing issue but is anybody seriously equating the detention of illegal immigrants, let me emphasize illegal, to World War II Nazi death camps? Is anybody seriously suggesting that an American law enforcement agency is systematically starving, torturing and murdering innocent people on a mass production basis?

The U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service are being swamped by a mass influx and are doing their best to cope. This is an insult to the conscientious members of our law enforcement, and more important, it trivializes the memory of the millions of people who were murdered during the Nazi era.

Does your naive young reporter have any concept of what an actual concentration camp really was?

Joel Druckman


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