Migrants seeking shelter in Denver should be returned home


Naive to accept all who seek refuge

Re: “Refugees need shelter, jobs and a chance,” Jan. 12 editorial

The Post editorial again asks us to welcome thousands of migrants from Venezuela and other countries, and I ask how many of the 28 million Venezuelans (not to mention millions from other countries) does The Post expect us to welcome before we say enough is enough?

The editorial says that “asylum is their only option,” yet, as the editorial points out, they have traveled across seven countries to get to America. Why wouldn’t another option have been to stay in one of those other countries? Or, why wouldn’t another of their options have been to stay in their home country and fight (politically or physically) to change their government?

The inference that we should become host families welcoming the migrants with open arms, if there is space in our homes, because “they are not drug addicts or beggars,” let alone “scary or dangerous,” sounds noble but is naive.

Let me ask how many on The Post editorial board, or liberal politicians, such as Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Gov. Jared Polis, have opened up their homes? How many liberals, such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, the women on The View, or any of the numerous sports and entertainment personalities, have opened their homes to the migrants? Surely many of these multi-millionaire or billionaire liberals have a few extra bedrooms in their mansions to house these migrants?

Jim Malec, Roxborough Park

Speaking of losing trust in an institution

Re: “Investigation fails to find leaker of abortion opinion,” Jan. 20 news story

The Post reported that Justice Clarence Thomas, speaking about the Roe leak, said, “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but can’t undo it.”


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