Immigrant children: We need those kids

07/13/2014 7:07 PM

07/08/2014 11:37 AM

Re "Immigrant children deserve compassion, not taunting" (Forum, July 6): It seems to me that the people protesting the arrival of the children coming here through Mexico are being extremely short-sighted. We need those kids. We aren't growing enough of our own.

Without more young people with this kind of energy and initiative available to enter the work force, who is going to pay the taxes needed to support Social Security and Medicare when the middle generation needs them? Even if we have no compassion, no admiration for their bravery, we should at least welcome them because of self-interest.

-- Nancy Sutter Axford, Sacramento

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