Mikkel Pates urges elected officials to treat the invasion at the southern US border with consideration, humanity and respect in his recent column attempting to draw parallels with the immigration of 100 years ago.

So, how about the whole lot of folks defending this invasion treat the tax-paying, law-abiding citizens of the country they’ve been elected to represent with a certain amount of respect, civility and humanity? Back then, immigrants expected to take their own risks and pay their own way. Still a good idea.

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