Naturalization ceremony

Beatrice, NE - 6/14/2017 - Attendees of a naturalization ceremony stand as Alvin Huls, with American Legion Post #27, posts the American flag on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Homestead National Monument of America. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star

If Richard Terrell's ancestors had remained in their home country, we would not have had to read his mean-spirited conservative commentary regarding immigration to the United States ("'The New Colossus' is being twisted," Aug. 30).

As a liberal, I believe the the country should be open to anyone who enters through the long-standing proper legal process. I believe also we should uphold the tradition of this country to help our neighbors, refugees and those truly in need regardless of their lot in life.

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