MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In response to our editorial suggesting that we show compassion for the thousands of children who recently immigrated illegally into the U.S. and that their crisis is not the same issue as the need for immigration reform in general, we received numerous comments.
Janie said: "Why should our government take all these children into our country? Parents are responsible for their own children."
Jim wrote: "No one treated them with compassion getting them over here. Why do we have to be compassionate?"
Daniel commented: "What about our children? When we are a country full of disease and poverty who is going to take care of my family?"
Chris said: "This is a self created problem by our government! Do not place the blame on the smugglers!"
Rick wrote: "No, it's just the one [issue]. Come here illegally, you are breaking the law. Anything else is disingenuous."
Ruth commented: "Yes, the children need to be treated humanely and then returned to their home countries, but the adults and those 17 and up need to be turned back at the border."
And finally Kenny said: "This was a great editorial and clearly to the point. Children first. "
As always, we welcome your comments.