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Irony in League City: Prayer is OK, children are not - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

September 29, 2016

Irony in League City: Prayer is OK, children are not

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  • carlosrponce posted at 8:41 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6217

    No irony here, just a difference in priorities. Children were brought here under false pretenses, promises, a"pie in the sky" dream. I believe the best thing for these children is to reunite them with their parents in Central America. The United States is a great Country but not exactly what the parents were told nor promised. "Coyotes" charge thousands to get each person to the United States. If conditions were so dire in Central America where are the parents finding that kind of money?

  • kevjlang posted at 10:25 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I'm perfectly fine with reuniting them with their families. However, what limb are you out on with respect to how they get from being on our border to their homes way across Mexico? Is that something we should even care about? I know there are no "free" options, because even if we used National Guard troops to turn them around, we still have to pay those troops. And, if we were to do that, and something bad happened to them during their return trips, are we free to feel guiltless?

    We certainly have to solve the problem, however, we also have to deal with the symptoms until we do.

  • gecroix posted at 10:38 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6199

    LC has shown that it is not a place where tis folly to be wise.
    That's a good thing...

  • sverige1 posted at 10:52 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Well said, Carole. As some folks have mentioned, I think the intention of these LC municipal people are to make national headlines via ridiculous means. Then again, I'm sure there's plenty of suburbia-type bedroom inhabitants who have the "not in my backyard" mentality. It doesn't sound humane, doesn't sound "Christian". But, heck...at least I can find a prayer session to attend if I go to one of their city hall meetings!

  • sverige1 posted at 10:53 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

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    One immediate symptom is to face the fact that quite a few second language children will be enrolling in our schools. I doubt if LC will be "exempt" from that burden, so whatever dreams they have of keeping the community "English only" will soon fade by August.

  • kevjlang posted at 11:16 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I don't know that there's much of anything known. What I do perceive, though, is that there isn't much interest in knowing anything other than that they're on their way home and hoping that the next batch will get some message to not even try. I guess that no one's going to try different tactics if this plan to get in doesn't work out?

    So far, League City has taken a stand on at least one solution ingredient it doesn't want to be a part of. I don't think League City has taken a stand for any part of any solution. So, does that mean that League City would rather be part of the problem?

  • isleshire posted at 12:27 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    isleshire Posts: 616

    Good Letter.

  • justaman posted at 7:53 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

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