People. Human beings.

Posted: September 29, 2010 in America
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Immigration is a tough thing to talk about. However, there’s one point that everyone should remember about it; immigrants, undocumented or otherwise, are people. Human beings.

This has come up because of this story, about people leaving water for people crossing the border through a barren refuge. (here’s some other reporting on it, by better writers than me.) What the opponents of the activists are trying to do is to set precendent to prevent people helping others. To prevent altruism. And people will die because of it. People. Human beings.

I’m also rather worried by the suggestion of having police officers waiting by the water. All that will do is discourage people from drinking the water that’s left, because they know they’ll get caught. And that could be a death sentence. For people. Human beings.

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