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Saturday, July 7, 2018

I just saw Walter B. Jones’ Facebook post congratulating himself for participating in Kinston's naturalization ceremony. He was very quick to stress how proud he was of people going "through the legal process" of becoming a citizen.

So my question for him, and for my other representatives: What about those who come to our borders and go through the legal process of asking for asylum, only to be imprisoned, to have their children yanked from their arms and held as ransom in exchange for signing paperwork saying they are giving up their rights to seek asylum?

What about these people? They have risked their lives to come to America, to beg for safety.

The Bible has a story about an immigrant family fleeing for their life, too. Should Mary have stayed in her home country and watch her son die? Should Joseph have sat in a cell, wondering where his small child had been smuggled too, in the dead of night, while officers told him he would see his family again, only if they promised not to ask for help and mercy?

Walter B. Jones’ Facebook post was shallow and self-congratulating. He does not care about his principles, the religion he proclaims to practice, or the will of his constituents. He is a representative, and if our representatives refuse to represent the people they will be voted out and replaced.

Sarah Warren

Walstonburg

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I just saw Walter B. Jones’ Facebook post congratulating himself for participating in Kinston's naturalization ceremony. He was very quick to stress how proud he was of people going "through the legal process" of becoming a citizen.

So my question for him, and for my other representatives:…

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