I offer some points on Archbishop Thomas Wenski’s Jan. 17 Other Views column, Path to citizenship best way to reform.
Remember the United States is already the most generous and open society for immigrants in the world. More persons legally enter the U.S. yearly than the rest of the world. If we allow the undocumented and those who overstay to remain, we’re responsible to also propose effective methods to prevent the situation from happening again.
Let’s be honest. Just because the archbishop, senator or perhaps president says that a path to citizenship — earned citizenship — isn’t amnesty doesn’t make it so. No after-the-fact set of requirements, except U.S. military service, justifies not calling it amnesty. It’s disappointing and wrong to resort to a Jim Crow analogy.
John C. Maine, Miami