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Letter to the editor: Inhumane treatment of migrants

With sheer revulsion, Americans are being treated to the inhumane sights of packed detention centers where migrant men have barely enough room to stand yet alone lie down to sleep. In sweltering conditions, many wear face masks to mitigate the overwhelming stench.

These men are detained for weeks with little opportunity for showering and limited access to toilets. And our government has promoted this, of which the touring vice president says we should be proud.

In another facility detaining women, we see nearly the same abhorrent scene with detainees forced to drink from sinks attached to toilets. And as for the children, they are still being separated from their parents, crying toddlers going without diapers and being cared for by other children. All forced in cages to sleep on cold concrete floors with only aluminum blankets for warmth, and many unable to take baths or showers.

How shameful and disgusting we have become. Yet few have called their congressmen to protest such treatment as we have become immune to a policy that treats migrant people as less than human. Woe to all of us for there will be a day of reckoning. The world is watching this disgraceful policy as is God Almighty.

Ron Slabe


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