Immigration is legal and moral issue

Editor,

In reply to Michael Pastrick’s letter, “Let’s identify the real problem,” (in which he was replying to my earlier letter) I suggest this is the real problem: “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.” (from poem “Home” by Warsan Shire).

In my mind the issue of immigration to the United States is both a legal and moral issue. The Statue of Liberty is inscribed with the following, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...’’

Andrew Burch

St. Joseph