Friday, May 05, 2006

Letter to the Boston Globe:
In response to those who are outraged by the "blatant disregard for the law" by undocumented immigrants, I would like to pose a hypothetical situation. Imagine you had a sick family member and you had to drive them to the hospital in the middle of the night. You find yourself on an empty street. Do you drive the speed limit? You then come to a stop light which is red. Do you stop? If you do and then it does not change to green. Do you go through it anyway when you see there are no other cars?

How would you feel if once you got to the hospital your family member is refused treatment because of your "blatant disregard for the law" or because it would be unfair to those who obeyed the traffic laws?

Individuals violate laws everyday when their family's well-being is at stake. A little more compassion and understanding in the world would not be a bad thing.

It probably won't get published, but I just had to get that off my mind.

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