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Letter to the Editor, April 22, 2021: Which U.S. residents are the immigrants?

Letter to the Editor, April 22, 2021: Which U.S. residents are the immigrants?

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Which U.S. residents

are the immigrants?

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

Who are these people at our southern border? Why, they all appear Hispanic to me. And what is the ancestry of these people? They partially are of European descent, but mostly they are descended from Native American peoples. That's right.  Their ancestors were here long before Europeans showed up and started enforcing their own borders on the people who already were here. What right do we have to tell them that they are not welcome in certain parts of America?

We need to keep in mind their prior claim when making policies and deciding how to treat them. Maybe we can begin to make some amends for actions of our ancestors. But most of all, we need to ask: Which of us are the immigrants?

Kendell McKnight.

Midlothian.

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