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Letter: Find local solution to migrant crisis

Veronica Whitney
Carbondale

I am very shocked at what’s going on with the migrant crisis in Europe, and I believe this shouldn’t be just a problem for EU countries but something that has to be shared globally. It is, after all, a humanitarian crisis.

Here is an example: In Iceland they are opening asylum for 50 families, and residents are offering their houses and to pay for tickets to fly refugees there. They have started a Facebook page to help.

I wonder if our communities could ask Sen. Bennet to see if it is possible to work with the State Department to offer asylum to families in our state if our communities can offer space for a certain amount of families, let’s say 20. We have several facilities that aren’t used to their full potential where we could house families until they get on their feet to rent something. My husband and I would be willing to sponsor a family, pay for the tickets to come here and then help them with their integration.

If we could start this movement in our communities, maybe other ones in the country could do it as well.

I believe as a community we could get together to do something to save lives and share our wonderful towns and mountains with these families who have been displaced from their homes maybe forever.

Please, if you are interested in participating in any way, contact me: rachaverodream@yahoo.com.


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