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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Empathy and compassion are values that should not be lost as we all learn to accept that things can't be like they were years ago. Things change.
Don Rabbe, Lincoln