15 October 2014
“Let’s Show Compassion for Young Immigrants,” Baltimore Sun
Maryland saw an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America this summer. Today, we have more than 3,000 of these kids. I'm glad Maryland is harboring them, but each has a sword of Damocles over his or her head ("Montgomery Co. is latest to limit immigration detainers," Oct. 7). As Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske continues to proclaim, "you will not be allowed to stay."
The majority of children and families here fled Central America with valid claims. They're not just beheading people in Iraq, you know. Take little David Orellana. David did not make the journey but decided to stay in El Salvador with his abuella, his grandmother. He was beheaded by a criminal gang in July. David was 10 years old...
Top Opinion Pieces of 2014
— National Immigration Forum