There have been many politicians and news broadcasts stating that the American people are against immigration. That is far from the truth.

The American people, including the sons and daughters of immigrants, have always welcomed people from other countries, no matter what their religion.

Everyone knows immigrants come here searching for a better life. And although many maintain their old culture and beliefs, their children also adopt American ways. Immigrants want for their families just what all true Americans want.

Notice that when Donald Trump married Ivana, he didn’t raise his children in the Czech Republic. He wanted his children to have a good education and to be able to make a difference, giving them every opportunity he possibly could.

What all Americans know in their hearts is that it is diversity that makes this country great. And it is freedom that makes that possible.

Mary McPherson, Rumford

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